April 6, 2012
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (SMU) – In front of crowd that included fans of both sides, former players and college coaches from across the country, SMU came away with a decisive 4-0 victory over rival TCU this afternoon at Ross Stewart Soccer Complex.
“It’s always fun to play our crosstown rival, but playing so well made it extra special,” said SMU head coach Brent Erwin. “I am proud of the team and how well the girls played. We were able to keep possession and were dangerous going forward which led several goals. The players have been working very hard this spring and today we saw a great result.”
The Mustangs jumped on TCU early with Kenzie Scovill producing the game’s first goal less than two minutes into the game. Rikki Clarke added to the lead, which SMU took into the half.
The second half saw the Ponies continue to put the pressure on the Frogs, which led to goals by Jessica Bartol and Ryanne Lewis. From start to finish, SMU controlled its rival en route to the shutout.
The game was played during the Nike Dallas International Girls Cup which began on Wednesday.
“It was an honor to be part of the event,” Erwin said. “It is one of the premier youth soccer tournaments in the U.S., and it was great to play this game in front of such a big crowd.”
SMU is now 2-0 during the spring, while outscoring its opponents 9-0. Next week, the Mustangs will travel to Stillwater, Okla., to face Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, falling to eventual champion Stanford.