TCU Women's Soccer Settle For 1-1 Tie
Sept. 1, 2002
WACO, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs (0-1-1) dominated play for the majority of the 110-minute double-overtime contest but managed just a 1-1 tie against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (0-1-1) on Sunday evening as part of the Baylor Labor Day Classic. TCU outshot ULL by a count of 20-3, but could not post the game-deciding goal.
The Horned Frogs got on the board early, getting a goal in the 18th minute. It was TCU's first goal of the season, and came courtesy of the Frogs' top two point scorers from a year ago in Laura Greenberg (16 pts) and Nicole Carman (14 pts). Greenberg, now a sophomore, started the play by slotting a ball into the box that her senior teammate was able to redirect into the net. It was a strong start to the season for Carman, a TCU co-captain, who scored a career-high seven goals a year ago.
The Frogs dictated play all game long, especially in the first half. TCU attempted eight shots while holding ULL to none. But in the second stanza, the Ragin' Cajuns made the most of their first shot attempt, which finally came in the 52nd minute when Tiffany Garber's attempted cross sailed past TCU goalkeeper Ruth DeJong and into the netting.
On the night, the Horned Frogs placed nine shots on goal, but ULL goalkeeper Liza Preseault recorded eight saves. DeJong had to make just one save for TCU. The Frogs were not able to muster a rally late in the match, as they had just one shot attempt in the 20-minute overtime periods.
"This was a game which we obviously could have won," TCU head coach David Rubinson said. "We just couldn't capitalize on our opportunities. We have a lot of young people playing a lot of minutes, and we'll have to grow from this experience."
TCU's next match is Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 5:00 p.m. against Centenary. It is the first home game of the season for the Horned Frogs.
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