Photo by Gina Smith, courtesy ECU Sports Info.

ECU Sports
Teri LaJeunese, Sports Information Director

ADA – The East Central University soccer team gave the former Tigers in attendance for the 20 Year Soccer Program Reunion a thrilling game to watch, defeating Randall, 13-0, and setting four match records in the process at Tiger Field.

The Tigers (1-3) set single match records for goals scored (13), shots (53), shots on goal (27) and assists (8). The old record for goals in a match was nine set Sept. 12, 2010 against the University of the Ozarks. The previous record for assists was six (9/26/15 vs. Northwestern). The record for shots was 36 (9/16/08 vs. Northwestern) and shots on goal was 25 (8/24/01 vs. Ouachita).

ECU saw three players earn two goals each in the match, sophomore Jordyn Gibbs, freshman Allie Verner and sophomore Kay Woodring. Gibbs also added an assist, while freshman Cheyenne Gragg tallied a goal and an assist.

The Tigers tallied nine of their goals in the first half, with the first two coming just 22 seconds apart.

ECU will continue its six-match home stand, Thursday, Sept. 14 with a match against Eastern New Mexico at 2 p.m. at Tiger Field.

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