Horned Frog Women Earn First C-USA Victory
Sept. 29, 2002
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2002) - The TCU women's soccer team (2-6-3, 1-2-1) picked up its first Conference USA victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, claiming a road match against the Louisville Cardinals (3-5-1, 1-2-1). A trio of newcomers gave the Horned Frogs the 2-1 win, which snapped TCU's seven-game winless streak.
TCU scored a pair of goals in the first half, and the team was able to withstand a second-half comeback attempt from the Cardinals thanks to solid play by Frog goalkeeper Ruth DeJong.
After Louisville's Lisa Martin nearly scored just 18 seconds into the game, TCU freshman Lauren Siepiela put the Horned Frogs up just two minutes later when she headed in a cross from fellow freshman Elizabeth Walsh. It was Siepiela's second career goal and was the earliest tally by the Frogs this season.
TCU tacked on another goal in the 39th minute, when Stephanie Rassette also converted on an assist from Walsh, giving TCU a 2-0 advantage. It was the first collegiate goal for Rassette, a sophomore newcomer, who beat Louisville goalkeeper Meredith Miller with a shot in the upper-left portion of the goal.
Martin finally put Louisville on the board in the 49th minute when she advanced in and beat DeJong one-on-one to make it 2-1. The Cards pressured the Frogs for 10 shots in the second half, but DeJong was up to the challenge. She earned her second victory of the season in goal for the Horned Frogs, making nine saves in the 90-minute match. Seven of her stops came in the second half.
TCU's next match is at home against crosstown rival SMU on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 4:00 p.m.