TCU eases by Air Force in soccer tournament

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Making her first career start, Shannon Coffer made six saves to help lead TCU to a 2-1 win over Air Force on Sunday at the Montana Kickoff Invitational.

A pair of freshmen, Michelle Prokof and Meghan Murphy, provided the goals for the Horned Frogs.

“For the most part, I thought our defending against Wyoming was pretty good, just not on the set-pieces,” coach Eric Bell said. “Today, we limited Air Forces’ chances to far out and gave Shannon a chance to make the saves.

“I was impressed with her play today. She came in and did a good job. She organized the back line and because of that didn’t have to work very hard because the back line limited the chances. When she did have to make a save, she did. For a freshman, I though she did a really good job.”

The victory evened TCU’s record at 1-1.

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• Ohio State football: At least two NFL scouts who wore blue while observing Ohio State at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center this month were told to change their shirts, according to a report by Fox Sports Ohio. Blue is the color wore by rival Michigan. Staffers informed the scouts of coach Urban Meyer’s rule.

• SMU basketball: Emmanuel Mudiay, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Prime Prep in Arlington, committed to SMU, ESPN reported. Mudiay is the No. 5 player in the country, according to ESPN. He also considered Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State.

• Tennessee football: Tennessee junior Justin Worley will be the starting quarterback for Saturday’s season opener against Austin Peay, a source told ESPN. Worley won a four-way battle with redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman and true freshmen Riley Ferguson and Josh Dobbs.

• USC football: Quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler both will play in the season opener. Coach Lane Kiffin said that he couldn’t pick a starting quarterback after a full off-season of evaluation, so both sophomores will play Thursday at Hawaii, ESPN reported.

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