Loyola-Marymount Halts Frogs Win Streak
Oct. 3, 2003
Palo Alto, Calif. - Three second-half goals by the Loyola-Marymount Lions put an end to the TCU women's soccer two-game win-streak, Friday night at the Stanford/Nike Invite in Palo Alto, Calif. The Lion's Laura Trask had a big night, picking up four points on a goal and two assists.
The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie through the first half, with Jennifer Sims (The Colony, Texas) coming up huge, making four stops to keep the Lions scoreless. The Lions offense peppered the TCU defense with ten shots in the first half, but couldn't connect for the goal. The Frogs offense was silenced in the half, as they never got a shot off.
Loyola finally broke through three minutes into the second half, as Kelly Lewandowski found the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Laura Trask set up the go-ahead goal for her first point of the night. The defensive battle continued for much of the second half, but the Lions were able to connect in the 76th minute to go ahead by two goals. Trask set up the goal once again as Shari Nishikawa beat Sims for the goal. Just under two minutes later, LMU put the game out of reach as Trask scored again, giving the Lions a 3-0 lead with 13 minutes remaining.
The TCU offense struggled, picking up only one shot, none on goal. Elizabeth Walsh (Dallas, Texas) took the shot for the Frogs late in the second half. Sims made five stops in the losing effort. Overall, the Lions outshot the Frogs 18-1.
After an off-day on Saturday, the Horned Frogs return to the pitch to take on Santa Clara in their final match at the Stanford/Nike Invite. Game time for the match is set for 11:00 a.m. The Frogs overall record stands at 5-5-1 with the loss.