Two Ejections Snag the Soccer Frogs Efforts at SMU
The TCU men's soccer team surrendered to SMU's efforts at Westcott Field Friday night as they lost to the Mustangs 8-1 in front of a quiet crowd of 720.
Senior goalkeeper Michael Lahoud made his first start back after a groin pull sidelined him. Lahoud was busy his first night back recording five saves in 60 minutes. Sophomore goalkeeper Corey Wilson saw 30 minutes for the Frogs.
SMU scored the first goal of the evening on a high ball from freshman Duke Hashimoto just out of Lahoud's jumping reach. Other scorers for the Mustangs include sophomore forward Ryan Latham who scored twice, 2001 all-American Diego Walsh scored three consecutive goals (including one on a penalty kick) all in the second half. Senior defender Tom Dolan and senior defender Ryan Kenyon also put one on the board for the Mustangs.
In the opening minute of the second half, junior midfielder Andrew Porteous scores TCU's first and only goal off an SMU deflection to take the score to 2-1.
In a tragic turn for the Frogs, in a head-to-head battle between Lahoud and Latham, sophomore defender Joe Fields steps in, tripping Latham in the penalty box, earning himself a red card and an ejection from the game. In response, Walsh scores his first goal on the penalty kick.
Eight minutes later, assistant coach Dewi Hardman, in a heated response to a call from the official, was also ejected from the game.
The Frogs only goal came in the second half, with SMU answering back with six goals in the second half and two in first. 24 of TCU's 30 players saw time on the field against SMU.
With the SMU scoreboard dark and out of commission, the official game time was kept on the field by the officials.
Next up for the Frogs is another road game at Centenary on Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m.