Trojans Defeat Beijing Normal in Exhibition Play Sunday

    Aug. 21, 2016

    LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans bounced back to defeat Beijing Normal 5-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field.

    "It was good to get back on the field after Friday's loss to get back in rhythm and sync. I thought Beijing Normal was a very technical team and challenged us in some moments, especially with our defensive line having to come up with some saves early, said head coach Keidane McAlpine. Once we settled into the game, I thought we had a great performance. I extremely happy with the group that came in in the second half and continued to play. Olga {Langenskiöld} was on fire today and I am really happy for her. Hopefully we can build on this moving into next week's games."

    Olga Langenskiöld led the way for the Trojans with two goals in the exhibition match, both coming in the second half. The scores were her first as a collegian.

    Katie Johnson started off the scoring for the Trojans in the 16th minute, as she finished off a ball played long to her from defender Ally Prisock.

    Sydney Johnson scored next in the 19th minute to make it a 2-0 game.

    Neither side scored until the 43rd minute, when Trojan freshman Taylor McMorrow, getting in her first collegiate game, came through with an outstanding finish. She took Sydney Sladek's cross, that was played in from the left side and finished one-time into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal.



    After Langenskiöld's two goals in the 48th and 60th minutes, the Trojans led 5-0 until the 83rd minute with Lyu Yueyun got on the board in the 83rd minute, with a perfect shot from distance into the upper left corner past goalkeeper Julia Murphy.

    Overall, 24 different Trojans saw action in the game and seven different Trojans had at least one point in the match, as Kayla Mills, Ally Prisock, Sladek and Moriah Earley each had assists to go with the four goal scorers.

    The Trojans will be back in action on Friday, with a regular non-conference game at Long Beach State, with kickoff at 7 p.m. PT.