Story Links Game 18: East Carolina (8-7-2) vs. Cincinnati (7-4-6) Date Thursday, October 27 Time 7:00 PM (EDT) Venue Greenville, NC (Johnson Stadium) Media Report ESPN+ Live Statistics Social Media Twitter: @ECUsoc Instagram: @ECUSoc Facebook: ECU Soccer GREENVILLE, NC – The East Carolina women’s soccer team will try to better organize the conferences when they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats for Senior Day on Thursday. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Participation is free and the game will be available for streaming on ESPN+. Last Time Out The Pirates came back in the winning column on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Temple. Carsen Parker scored both goals in the match, one on a missile from a distance and the second, the game winner, on a PK in the second half. The game marked the third time in the year that Parker had scored two goals and a late winner of the game. Scouting the Bearcats Cincinnati comes into play with a strong 7-2-6 record with a 3-1-3 point in conference play. The Bearcats’ 12 points put them one spot ahead of the Pirates in the conference standings, providing a high-stakes matchup with placement changes on the line as both teams battle for position in the AAC tournament. Three players – Vanessa DiNardo, Paige Miller and Megan Smith – have scored four goals this season for Cincinnati to lead eight players with multiple goals. Defensively, the defense of Anna Rexford and the Bearcats has eliminated six opponents this year. On Monday, Rexford and Smith were named AAC Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Week, respectively, while Brandi Thomsen was awarded a roll of honour. Series History Cincinnati leads the all-time series 8-2-3 dating back to 2001. However, the last four match-ups have been split 1-1-2, with the most recent match-up being a 1-1 draw in two overtime a years ago in Cincinnati. What’s at stake The field of the American Athletic Conference Tournament is ready. Both ECU and Cincinnati are in, win or lose Thursday; however, there is still plenty to play for. If they win, the Pirates will move to third or fourth place in the conference, depending on the results elsewhere, and host an AAC Tournament game. If lost or drawn, the Pirates finish fifth or sixth and must hit the road for their first round matchup.
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