Trojans Fall In Heartbreaking Penalty Kick Fashion In The First Round Of Ncaa Tournament To Pepperdine
Nicole Molen scored for the Trojans.
Nicole Molen had the best look at a goal with a header off a free kick.
The Trojans scored in the 79th minute and held off a surging Long Beach State team to hold on for the win.
Trojans open the season on Friday at 5 p.m. PT vs. Long Beach State in San Diego.
Under first-year head coach Keidane McAlpine, the Trojans are looking to make a splash in 2014.
2013: As a true freshman, Freeman started all 20 games for the Trojans on the back line...She earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors, becoming the first Trojan to earn the honor since 2009 and the first true freshman to earn the honor since Olympian Amy Rodriguez in 2005...She also earned a spot on the Pac-12 All-Freshman team...She was named to the Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team, and was also selected CS360 National Freshman of the Week on October 15...Tallied her first career point in the first game of the season, an assist in a 4-1 victory over San Diego State.
NATIONAL TEAMS: Freeman is a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team... Competed in Under-17 World Cup qualifying... Has also been a member of the U.S. Under-15 and Under-14 teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Freeman was named an NSCAA High School All-American from 2011-13 out of Atlantic Community High in Delray Beach, Fla.... Scored 10 goals and had 12 assists as a senior... A two-time all-county first team pick and four-time all-conference first team selection... Also was the district champion in the 100m, 200m and long jump form 2010-13... Played club for Boca United, Team Boca and Renegades/Coral Springs United.
PERSONAL: Freeman has not decided on a major... Parents are Hazel Lucas and Mark Freeman... Has three siblings, Ashley Harris, Tiara Smith and William Freeman... Her sister Ashley played soccer, softball and ran track at Florida... Her sister Tiara played soccer at South Alabama... Her mother Hazel was on the track and field team and danced at Rutgers... Lists beating Canada in the Under-17 World Cup qualifiers as her most thrilling sports moment... Enjoys drawing, painting and reading in her free time... Has always wanted to work on a farm and go cave-diving... Hopes to travel to Italy, Australia, China and Japan... Born March 23, 1995.