Horned Frog Women Drop 3-1 Decision to Southern Miss
Oct. 11, 2002
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's soccer team was tripped up by Southern Miss (6-6-0, 2-3-0 C-USA) on Friday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles came away with a 3-1 victory. With the loss, the Horned Frogs fell to 2-8-4 on the season and 1-3-1 in Conference USA play.
The Golden Eagles, who had been shut out in each of their last three games, got on the board early when Katie Randolph blasted a 24-yard bomb that found the net. The rising shot went over the outstretched arms of a leaping Ruth DeJong, the Horned Frogs' goalkeeper, and gave Southern Miss the 1-0 lead.
The Horned Frogs answered nearly 12 minutes later, however. TCU freshman Brianne Yeary, who entered the game just minutes earlier as a substitute, played a ball on the ground to senior Lori Robbins. Robbins, stationed just outside the six-yard box on the right side, drilled a right-footed shot into the net to level the score at 1-1. It was Robbins' second goal of the year.
But Southern Miss was able to get another goal just prior to intermission, when Eagle Leila McReynolds crossed the ball to Katie Adams, who launched a shot past DeJong from 16 yards away. The goal for Southern Miss deflated the Horned Frogs, who were unable to mount a second-half rally.
Southern Miss, who outshot TCU 14-13 on the afternoon, added another goal in the 69th minute to seal the victory. On a breakaway, Adams dribbled toward the right corner and rolled a centering ball toward the box. DeJong scrambled to get to it, but a sliding Lindsay Canham was able to put a foot on the ball and re-direct it into the goal. Canham, who collided with DeJong, was hurt on the play and did not re-enter the match.
TCU continues Conference USA play on Sunday, Oct. 13 when the Horned Frogs host UAB at 1:00 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium.
USM - Randolph (UA) 19'
TCU- Robbins (Yeary) 30'
USM- Adams (L. McReynolds) 44'
USM- Canham (Adams) 69'