The TCU soccer team had a weekend of mixed results on the road after beating No. 18 Memphis 3-0 Friday night, then falling 1-0 to Ole Miss Sunday afternoon.
The Horned Frog’s 3-0 win included nine shots on goal, forcing Memphis to save four shots, compared to TCU’s one. The first half was scoreless.
At the 55-minute mark, freshman defender Kelly Johnson netted a goal from straight-on after a throw-in by junior midfielder Alex Mechalske. The goal was the first of Johnson’s collegiate career.
Later, freshman midfielder Kristen Barg fired a shot off of junior forward Kristen Halverson’s cross into the Memphis goal, making it 2-0 at the 70-minute mark. Memphis added to the TCU lead by scoring on its own goal.
Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Walters had a career high six saves, as well as her 11th career shutout.
Sunday the Horned Frogs kept the ball on their end of the field for most of the first half, but Ole Miss did score a goal. With three minutes to go before the half, Ole Miss midfielder Dylan Jordan shot the ball through Walter’s legs, scoring. Ole Miss took a 1-0 lead and never relinquished.
The Horned Frogs continue road play with a Sept. 24 match-up against UTSA. They return home Sunday, Sept. 26 to face Texas State at 1 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
The TCU equestrian team had a successful season opener taking home a 7-4 victory against SMU. The Horned Frogs took the win in Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the Flat. Senior Milana Trimino earned the tournament MVP award after collecting a total score of 85 in Equitation on the Flat. This is Trimino’s third career MVP award.
The women’s golf team placed 6th in its season opener at the UNM Dick McGuire Classic in New Mexico this past weekend. Freshman Sanna Nuutinen led the Horned Frogs with 68 in the final round. This was Nuutinen’s first collegiate tournament and she finished one stroke shy of TCU’s record 67. The Horned Frogs finished 5 under par with a score of 287 to end at 897. After the tournament TCU moved up one spot in the rankings to No. 25.
Zach Nichols, senior men’s tennis player, won three matches during the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational tournament last weak in Midland. Nichols ended up losing in his semifinal match to Maryland’s Marcos Horny. The Horned Frogs will play again this weekend at the HEB Baylor Invitational in Waco.
Staff Reporters Leah Watkins and Lizzie Ferguson and Staff Writer Tori Cummings contributed to this report.