No. 4 Texas A&M Hands Frogs 4-0 Defeat
Aug. 22, 2004
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -
The TCU Horned Frogs were defeated by No. 4 Texas A&M, 4-0, in preseason action Saturday night at the Aggie Soccer Complex. The Frogs battled for most of the first half before giving up two late first-period goals en route to the loss. Amy Van Zandt took the only shot on goal for the Frogs in the loss.
TCU had their chances early in the game against the Aggies, but failed to capitalize. Just two minutes into the game the Frogs were pushing for the early goal, but a Karissa Hill pass to Van Zandt was a little bit late as Van Zandt was caught offsides. Two minutes later, the Frogs dodged a bullet of their own as Carrie Berend was wide open on the left side, but shot the ball just wide, keeping the game scoreless.
The Frogs best opportunity to score in the game came in the 10th minute. The Aggies misplayed a ball at midfield and Van Zandt picked up the mistake and was alone on a breakaway. She shot high, but Aggie goalkeeper Kati Jo Spisak was there to punch it over the crossbar and out of danger.
Late in the half, the Frogs gave up a couple of corner kicks, which the Aggies were able to capitalize on. In the 38th minute, Allison Martino took a corner, which Amanda Burke headed over Katie Buchanan to break the 0-0 tie. A little over four minutes later, Madison Klovstad connected on another corner as the ball rebounded off of Buchanan and into the corner of the goal. At the half, the Frogs trailed 2-0 and were being outshot 15-1.
In the second half the teams broke the period in half, taking a five minute break after 22:30. Ashley Pierret made her collegiate debut between the pipes for TCU. She was equal to the task as she made a stop on the first shot her way. Her aggressiveness led to a goal by the Aggies as she came out to play the ball on a corner kick, but couldn't corral it and Melissa Garey was there for the rebound off the post. In all, Pierret made two saves.
Lindsay White played the final half for the Frogs, also making her collegiate debut. White allowed one goal and made a team-high three saves in her half of work.
TCU was unable to muster much offense in the game as they were outshot 34-1 in the contest.
The Frogs will open up regular season action at home this season as they host SMU on Friday, August 27. Game time at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium is slated for 5 p.m.