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It's a setup East Central's Shayla May sets up a teammate during volleyball action against Texas Woman's University Saturday afternoon inside the Kerr Center. ECU dropped a 3-0 decision to the Pioneers.

Photo by Richard R. Barron
Ada Evening News

East Central University’s volleyball team closed out the home portion of its 2010 schedule Saturday with a 3-0 loss to visiting Texas Woman’s University Lone Star Conference play at the Kerr Center.

The Pioneers claimed all three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-18 in improving to 9-17 on the season and 6-6. The Lady Tigers fell to 4-25 and 2-10.

The loss overshadowed a 14-kill effort from Danielle Essix, who hit at a .400 percentage. Teammate Tatiana Booth also hit at .400 and recorded seven kills. Noelle Cope was next with six kills.

Setter Shayla May finished with 19 assists and Taylor Brown ended up with 13.

Defensively, Megan Kimak posted 21 digs and Yakira Essix tacked on 12.

Chloe Tate topped TWU with 11 kills and Katelyn Osborne finished with 10. Sydney Veitenheimer set up the Pioneer offense with 38 assists.

Five players had double-digit digs for TWU, led by Kendra Coulson’s 20 and Osborne’s 15.

ECU closes out the 2010 season with road conference matches at Southwestern Oklahoma State on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Central Oklahoma on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Angelo State edges ECU women's soccer team in OT, 3-2

ADA — Visiting Angelo State overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit, tied it in the second half and got the game-winner in the 96th minute to claim a 3-2 overtime decision over East Central University Friday in Lone Star Conference soccer play at Lady Tiger Field.

Ashley Brown scored the golden goal at 95:15 off a cross from the right side from Brandie DeBacker to end the contest and improve the Rambelles’ record to 11-5-1 overall and 8-2 in the LSC. It was Brown’s second goal of the match and sixth of the season.

Brown lifted ASU to a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute off a Shannon Dean assists.

But the Lady Tigers, who fell to 5-10-2 and 1-8-1, scored two late first-half goals to secure the 2-1 halftime lead.

Samantha Rice boomed in a shot from 25 yards out off an Ashley Bradford assist in the 35th minute. It was Rice’s first goal of the season and Bradford’s second assist.

ECU then secured the one-goal advantage in the 43rd minute as Taylor Jackson picked up her fourth score of the season when she knocked in a rebound shot after an attempt by Laura McNab hit the crossbar. McNab was credited with the assist, her first of the season.

The Rambelles tied the match in the 67th minute when Hanna Horeis converted a penalty kick. It was her second goal of the year as it ultimately forced extra time.

Lady Tiger goalkeeper Adrianna Phininzy played all 96-plus minutes and was credited with eight saves. ECU also recorded a pair of team saves as Jenifer Guerrero and Bradford each cleared a ball out of the goal mouth just seconds apart in the second half.

ASU goalie Melanie Peterson made five saves, including one off a second-half penalty kick.

The Rambelles out-shot the Lady Tigers 19-11 and had a 13-7 advantage in attempts on goal.

ECU closes out the 2010 season today at home against Incarnate Word in a noon contest at Lady Tiger Field in Ada.

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