GREENVILLE, N.C. - Amanda Windsor netted her first career goal in the 93rd minute of play to lift East Carolina to a 2-1 win over Niagara Monday afternoon at the North Campus Recreation Complex. With the win the Pirates improve to 3-2 on the young season, while Purple Eagles suffer their first loss and drop to 2-1-1.
Less than three minutes into the overtime period Windsor, who sprinted 40-yards down field, received a pass from Amanda Malkiewicz in the box and placed the game-winning goal in the upper left corner for the Pirates second-straight win.
Jessica Woodward put ECU up early 1-0 in the fifth minute of play when she fired a shot from 25 yards out that hit the upper left corner for her first goal of the season and fifth of her career. Junior Kimmy Cummings was credited with her first assist with a center pass.
Niagara, who out shot ECU 15-12 on the day, scored the equalizer in the 77th minute when Jamie Raepple blasted a shot just inside the box from 18 yards out.
Amanda Broz nearly gave ECU the lead in the 60th minute on a header inside the box, but the shot went just left of the goal.
In all the Pirates had an 8-7 shot on goal advantage with Cummings leading the way with three. Woodard added two shots on goal, while Chrissy Gratz, Rachel Wechsler and Windsor logged one each. Six different Purple Eagles recorded shots on goal with Caitlin Long posting two.
Freshman goalie Christiane Cordero stopped five of Niagara's 15 shots and improved to 3-2 on the season. Ashleigh Bowers suffered her first loss after giving up two goals and logging six saves.
The Pirates will be back on the pitch Friday, Sept. 10 when they play host to instate rival N.C. State with a 7 p.m. (EST) start scheduled.