MORNING BRIEFING: Longhorn stars fire away
Texas Longhorn defenders Stephanie Logterman
and Kasey Moore
are firing on all cylinders.
Logterman scored twice in the No. 11 Longhorns' opener, a 4-0 win over Samford, and Moore followed up with two
goals on Thursday in a 3-1 victory at Kentucky.
Texas was trailing, 1-0, when it scored three goals in two minutes. Moore scored on a rebound in the 57th minute and a minute later
dribbled the ball up the left side and fired the shot from the top of the box give UT the lead.
Freshman Amanda Lisberger
TOP 25 ACTION TEST FOR YOUNG AGGIES.
#20 Texas A&M vs. #2 North Carolina (Texas A&M Tournament)
#9 Penn State vs. #5 Florida State (Penn State Tournament)
#10 West Virginia vs. #12 Santa Clara (Inn at
Saint Mary's Classic)
#8 Portland vs. #3 UCLA
#2 North Carolina vs. #13 Tennessee (Texas A&M Tournament)
#4 Notre Dame vs. #12 Santa Clara (Inn at Saint Mary's Classic)
State vs. #15 Connecticut (Penn State Tournament)
#6 Stanford vs. #16 Boston College
#8 Portland vs. #1 USC
The new-look Texas A&M Aggies get an early test when they host No. 2 North Carolina.
With heavy graduation losses, A&M
started four freshmen -- defender Brianne Young
, midfielders Beth West
and forward Jennifer Kmezich
-- in its opener against Rhode Island. West scored and Young and Kmezich had assists in the Aggies' 3-2 win.
Transfer Alyssa Mautz
, who came off the bench, also scored.
The Aggies downed North Carolina, 1-0, in 2006 before an NCAA women's regular-season
record crowd of 8,204 in College Station. They met against last year in Chapel Hill, where UNC came out victorious, 2-1.
"No matter who our opponent is," said Coach G Guerrieri
, "we have to improve and we have to get better. That's our emphasis this week, coming out to push each other and help our teammates get better. This is
a game that people won't expect us to win because of the history, because they have a hall of fame coaching staff and they have so many players who have national team credentials in their
background. We really have the maximum respect for the way that they go about their play, the way that they prepare and the way that they compete. It will be a great challenge and a good early
season evaluation to see how we stack up against a team that is generally regarded year in and year out as being one of the top teams."