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Tara McKeown Scores Twice in 2-2 Draw for USC Women's Soccer at UCLA

Mar 18, 2021

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LOS ANGELES – The No. 12 USC women's soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against No. 3 UCLA on Thursday night in Westwood, getting two goals from Tara McKeown in the crosstown battle.
 
The non-conference result moves USC to 3-3-1 on the year, while the Bruins' winning streak comes to an end as they move to 8-0-1.
 
The Trojans fell behind early after giving up a PK in the 18th minute, but McKeown would equalize before the half for USC on a through ball from Croix Bethune. The Trojan's senior leader then knocked in a laser in the 68th minute to put USC on top 2-1, giving McKeown her second brace of the year.
 
UCLA found their own equalizer in the 86th minute, however, when Reilyn Turner scored to make it a 2-2 game.
 
USC threatened several times in OT, including McKeown hitting a free kick off the crossbar in the 100th minute, but the Trojans couldn't find a winner on the road.
 
USC outshot UCLA 21-14 in the game, and 5-3 in overtime, while also winning six corners to the Bruins' five.
 

GOALS
18' – UCLA: Marley Canales (PK) – Canales sent home a PK after a Bruin was taken down in the box.
 
38' – USC: Tara McKeown (assisted by Croix Bethune) – Bethune carried the ball across midfield and sent a through ball ahead to McKeown, who gathered and shot it in off a UCLA defender.
 
68' – USC: Tara McKeown (assisted by Penelope Hocking, Lily Perryman) – Perryman headed a ball to Hocking, who gave a quick one touch pass to McKeown, and McKeown fired in a shot from the right side of the penalty area that found the upper left corner.
 
86' – UCLA: Reilyn Turner (assisted by Delanie Sheehan, Kaila Novak) Novak sent a ball to Sheehan, who knocked it back in front of goal for Turner for the finish.
 
UP NEXT
The Trojans will be back home next week as they take on Arizona on Friday, March 26. That game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.