Nov. 2, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The UAB women's soccer team battled with East Carolina for 110 minutes on Friday afternoon, resulting in a 0-0 tie in Greenville, N.C. The Blazers, who have already clinched a spot in the Conference USA Tournament Nov. 7-11 in El Paso, Texas, moved their record to 8-7-2 overall and 4-3-1 in league play.
East Carolina is battling for that eighth and final spot in the C-USA Tournament. The Pirates now stand at 9-3-5 overall, including a 3-2-3 conference record.
"It was an okay day for us today," said UAB head coach Paul Harbin. "You always want a win, but we experimented with some things today, personnel wise, and it was a productive day for us.
"East Carolina is always a hard place to play. They are a good team and have a great record at home. It is very tough to win there."
The Blazers and Pirates played a tight match all the way around, including a slight 12-11 UAB edge in shots. The Blazers also held a 5-4 advantage in shots on goal.
Sophomore Danya Barsalona led UAB in shots with three, followed by senior Sally Palmer and freshman Justine Hartigan with two a piece. The Pirates were paced by Amanda Broz with three shots on the day, while Bailey Wilcox added two.
UAB redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Blankenship grabbed five saves in goal to blank East Carolina. Amber Campbell tallied four saves during 110 minutes in goal for the Pirates.
The Blazers will close out their regular season on Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. ET match at Marshall.
"Sunday is Marshall's last home match of the year," said Harbin. "We know that they will be ready to play and it will be a good matchup for us."