Dallas Soccer, Dallas Soccer News, North Texas Soccer

dallas soccer news
Dallas Soccer Exclusive
Dallas Soccer News - SMU womens soccer, TCU womens soccer, jackie torda, caitlin carter, cheryl martin

College Soccer - SMU women defeat TCU 4-3 in overtime

Published 9/21/2007 9:55:52 PM by staff from dallas
image image image image email this article

Junior midfielder Caitlin Carter blasted a curling shot into the upper left corner in the second overtime to lift the SMU women's soccer team to a 4-3 victory over the visiting TCU Horned Frogs. With the victory, the Mustangs (3-1-1) continued their undefeated streak against the Horned Frogs (3-4). In the 27 meetings between the schools, SMU has won 25 times and the teams have tied twice.

TCU scored first, when Jackie Torda pounced on a loose ball and lifted a high shot into the upper right corner of the SMU goal in the 12th minute. But the Ponies evened the score in the 36th minute when freshman Kristin Medeiros threaded a long lead pass up the left side of the field to senior Brittany Vice, who crossed the ball into the middle, where freshman Lauren Shepherd  beat the TCU defense to the ball and banked the tying goal in off the left goalpost.

The game went 1-1 to halftime, but SMU started strong after the break.  Brittany Vice sent a cross into the TCU box in the 56th minute which was redirected into the goal by TCU defender Caroline Starns for an own goal . SMU extended its lead in the 72nd minute on an unassisted goal by senior midfielder Allison Brill. 

TCU didn't go away quietly, as they used set pieces to their advantage.  They drew within a goal on a 75th minute corner as Courtney Johnson scored.  Then with time running out the Lady Frogs earned another corner in the 90th minute where sophomore Cheryl Martin scored with only 8 seconds left, sending the game to overtime.

After battling through a scoreless first overtime period, Carter - a converted defender - ended the game in the 105th minute with her first goal of the year, and the second of her career.   On the night, TCU was led on offense by Torda, who posted four shots, while Karoly and Nguyen both recorded three shots apiece. TCU outshot SMU in the second half, 7-6. On defense, Walters saved seven balls, while Gunter blocked four.

SMU head coach Brent Erwin said the fashion in which his team won was as important as the victory itself. "It's always good to win, but the way we won was incredible," Erwin said. "To go down, 1-0, and then battle back and get the next goal and the second and the third - then to give up they tying goal with just seconds left and come back to win it in overtime ... this team showed guts. This team showed character."

Label: SMU womens soccer, TCU womens soccer, jackie torda, caitlin carter, cheryl martin
Print Dallas Soccer News Print   View Dallas Soccer News RSS Feed
Dallas Area Soccer Articles
Dallas Soccer News

Villarreal showing their class at Dallas Cup

Added: 4/16/2019 8:31:48 AM
So far Villarreal is just as good as advertised. The Spanish side arrived in Dallas with a sparkling season under their belts and have proceeded to look as one of the favorites after two group matches at the prestigious Dallas Cup. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

Tigres open Dallas Cup 40 with impressive win over Liverpool

Added: 4/15/2019 3:07:43 PM
Tigres signaled their intentions with an impressive 4-2 win over Liverpool to open Dallas Cup 40 Sunday evening at the Cotton Bowl. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

Machu Picchu - The best way to see & enjoy Peru's Wonder

Added: 3/12/2019 3:11:02 PM
A wonderful advice piece on getting the most out of your trip to Machu Picchu in Peru! Read More
Dallas Soccer News

Sidekicks beat El Paso behind big night from Jamie Lovegrove

Added: 12/16/2018 11:19:56 AM
The Dallas Sidekicks won their first home game of the 2018-2019 MASL season, beating the El Paso Coyotes, 7-4 behind a big night from Jamie Lovegrove. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

FC Dallas to gain a new rival in Austin FC

Added: 8/23/2018 12:29:35 PM
Well well well. It looks like FC Dallas will be gaining a new rival very soon. The Columbus Crew are going to be relocating to Austin and becoming Austin FC. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

TCU opens with win over Alabama in womens soccer

Added: 8/18/2018 8:05:54 AM
What an opening night in Fort Worth as TCU took care of visiting Alabama 1-0 on a late Kayla Hill header. It was a mouth-watering matchup featuring a pair of teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year. Read More
Dallas Soccer News

Favorites having tough time at Russia 2018 World Cup

Added: 6/19/2018 1:24:54 PM
Well with the opening group matches in the books for all the groups at the 2018 Russia World Cup the one thing we have learned is that we knew nothing as only 2 of the top 8 in the FIFA rankings managed a win. Read More

RSS Feed
Dallas Soccer Xpert is the best dallas soccer news source.
We cover Dallas soccer, Dallas Cup, Dallas soccer news, North Texas soccer,
Dallas high school soccer, and Fort Worth high school soccer.