Late Goal Sinks TCU At Arkansas

Aug. 23, 2015

Final Stats

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A goal in the 82nd minute by Arkansas proved to be the difference as TCU dropped a heart-breaking 1-0 decision Sunday night at Razorback Field.


The Rundown
Claire Kelley’s shot through traffic off a long cross from Katie Moore in the 82nd minute was the game’s only tally. She got her foot on the cross and snuck the shot into the lower far side of the goal. The shot on goal was the only shot to find its mark in the second half. TCU’s best chance of the half came on a Ryan Williams cross that was right on target for Eryn Spencer, but her header was wide of the goal.

The game was a spirited affair in the first half as both teams had strong chances to get on the board. None was better than McKenzie Oliver’s chance just 90 seconds into the match. She came streaking down the sideline and put on strong shot on goal, forcing Jordan Harris to make a diving stop. Minutes later, Courtney Hofer equaled Harris’ effort as she made a leaping save on a shot from Ashleigh Ellenwood.

Stat of the Game
41 – Total number of fouls called in the game. TCU was whistled for 18 fouls, while Arkansas was called for 23.

Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell

“Our kids fought hard tonight. I am very proud of the way they played. Now we just need to figure out a way to get over the hump. Heading into tonight, we simplified things for the group, basically just focused on us as opposed to the way Arkansas plays. We knew what they brought to the table and we knew we needed to match their effort."

“For large portions, I though we had a greater advantage in possession. Now we just need to figure out how to score. We created more chances than Friday night so that’s a positive going forward. The biggest thing for me is we played very hard. That’s what we need to do going forward and we will be okay.”

“This opening stretch, it’s all in preparation for Big 12 play. These types of environment, the crowd and such, it was awesome to see how we responded. It bodes well going forward. We will be battle-tested.”

• TCU took a season-high nine shots in the game.
• TCU has been shut out in the first two games of the season for the first time since the 2006 season.
Ryan Williams took a team-high two shots in the match.
Bobbi Clemmer, Lauren Sajewich, Ryan Williams and Julia Thurston played the entirety of the match.

Up Next
TCU (0-2-0) will continue its opening four-game road swing Friday night at Illinois. Game time against the Illini is set for 7 p.m.



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