Women's Soccer Posts Impressive 6-0 Victory
Sept. 3, 2002
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs (1-1-1) cruised to their first victory of the 2002 season, earning a 6-0 decision over the Centenary Ladies (1-2-0) on Tuesday evening at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. The Frogs scored three goals in the final 14 minutes of the first half and added three more tallies in the second half for the easy victory.
Freshman forward Brianne Yeary was the star of the game for TCU. She subbed into the match and scored a team-high five points in the contest, thanks to a pair of goals and an assist. Yeary's first goal came in the 43rd minute of the match when she received a pass in space from senior Nicole Carman and capitalized with a right-footed shot. Her second goal happened in the 68th minute when Yeary took a long lead pass from senior Alecia Grieshaber and put home the goal.
Carman got the Frogs on the board in the 32nd minute when she received a slotted ball from freshman Elizabeth Walsh in the center the the box and poked the ball into the back of the net. Junior Jenny Swanson also assisted on the play for her first point of the season.
Laura Greenberg, who led the team in scoring as a freshman last year, notched her first goal of the campaign in the 44th minute when she took a direct free kick from 20 yards out and sailed it into the upper-left corner of the net. The shot gave the Frogs a 3-0 lead going into intermission.
The Frogs continued to play well in the second half. After Yeary made the score 4-0, senior Lori Robbins scored perhaps the finest goal of the game as she took a perfectly placed through ball from freshman Moran Lavi and one-timed it from inside the penalty area. It was the first goal of the year for Robbins, and the first career point for Lavi, who has made 30 career international appearances for the Israeli National Team.
Another freshman, Lauren Siepiela, joined in the act with her first TCU score when she took a centering ball from Yeary and fired a shot from the right side of the box and into the goal. On the evening, the Horned Frogs outshot the Ladies 28-7.
"The win is just what the doctor ordered," TCU head coach David Rubinson said. "We played hard in the first two games of the year and came up unlucky. There were a lot of positives for us today. All in all, we played very well both on the attack and defensively. It was good to see the young players have some success. The team showed a lot of character today."
Centenary goalkeeper Heather Lindsey was pelted by 17 shots on goal and made 11 saves. TCU goalkeeper Ruth DeJong improved to 1-1-0 on the year and earned her first career shutout. She made two saves on the evening, and now has an impressive goals against average of 0.50.
TCU's next match is Friday, Sept. 6 at 8:00 p.m. (PT) at UC-Santa Barbara. The Frogs will play two more road contests prior to returning to Fort Worth to take on Texas A&M on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m.