TCU Draws 1-1 With New Mexico Friday

Aug. 17, 2012

Final Stats



  1 2 OT 2OT F
 TCU 0 1 0 0 1
 New Mexico 0 1 0 0 1
Quick Stats
 Shots 7 9
 Shots On Goal 5 4
 Saves 3 3
 Corners 5 5
Stat Leaders
 Goalkeepers Saves Minutes Goals Against
 TCU - Arnold 3 90 1
 UNM - Cornell 3 90 1

Scoring Summary
 Team Player Assists Time
 TCU Johnson (1) Koch (1) 69:01
 UNM Nare (1) Montoya (1) 78:40

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The TCU women's soccer team began its 2012 campaign with a 1-1 draw against New Mexico Friday night at the UNM Soccer Complex.

The match went through the 90 minutes of regulation before a lightning delay held off the start of overtime. After 62 minute delay, the match was called, and a tie was settled upon.

"I was impressed with how we defended as a group for most of the game," head coach Eric Bell, in his first match in charge of the Horned Frogs, said. "We were able to score, which is always a positive. We did a good job limiting the opportunities that New Mexico had. It is a good start for us. We would have liked to win, but it's a good starting point."

After 68 minutes of scoreless soccer, TCU drew a corner kick. Freshman Makenzie Koch delivered a ball to the back post where Kelly Johnson was waiting to put it in the back of the net, giving the Horned Frogs a 1-0 lead over the two-time defending Mountain West champions.

"It was a great ball from Koch," Bell noted. "It was a nice driven ball, and Kelly was able to find herself on the end of it. It was something we have worked on.  It was a lot of Kelly's grit and attitude that scored the goal."

The Lobos were aggressive in response and nine minutes later their work was rewarded with an equalizing goal as Rachel Montoya found Liz Nare with a cross and she buried it past Frogs keeper Vittoria Arnold to tie the match at one.

While the Lobos held a 9-to-7 edge in the shots department, the Horned Frogs were able to put five shots on the New Mexico goal, compared to the four shots on goal by UNM.

New Mexico was in control of the match in the early parts of the match, with the Lobos' Elba Holguin forcing Arnold into a save in the 11th minute. The Horned Frogs reacted well as Maddy Courvoisier and Monica Alvarado forced UNM keeper Kelli Cornell into saves halfway through the first period.

The Horned Frogs came out for the second half in an aggressive mood as Sarah Schweiss put consecutive shots on goal within the first five minutes of the half, but Cornell was there to deny both.

"If we stay nice and organized we give ourselves a chance to win," Bell concluded. "It is now about concentration and attention to detail that will help us get those wins."

The Horned Frogs return home next weekend for its season opener at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. As part of the TCU Invitational, the Frogs will take on Montana next Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Stephen F. Austin Sunday at 1:30 p.m.



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