Oct. 10, 2015
USC RALLY IN SECOND HALF
Trojans women beat Arizona State, keep pace in Pac-12
Tamara Mejia and Hailey Hite scored second-half goals Friday as USC's women rallied from an early deficit to beat visiting Arizona State to keep pace with first-place Stanford in the Pacific 12 Conference.
Mejia scored in the 48th minute and Hite in the 65th, and the Trojans (8-4-1 overall, 3-1-0 Pac-12) won for the fifth time in the last six games. USC and No. 21 Washington State share second place with nine points, three behind No. 6 Stanford.
The Trojans dominant, with big advantages in shots (20-8) and corner kicks (9-1). They limited ASU (4-7-0, 0-4-0) to three shots on frame.
Sara Tosti gave the Sun Devils a 23rd-minute lead on a counterattack, and USC evened the score three minutes into the second half, when Mejia finished a Mandy Freeman through ball.
The Trojans went ahead 17 minutes later, as Hite pressured a turnover from McKenzie Berryhill at the top of the ASU box and slotted past goalkeeper Chandler Morris.
USC is home Sunday against No. 15 Arizona.