Ganter's Pair Lead TCU Past Mizzou

Sept. 3, 2017

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FORT WORTH -- Emma Heckendorn drew a foul inside the 18-yard box with just under two minutes to go in the match. Allison Ganter capped the come-from-behind victory as she converted the penalty kick for her second goal of the match to give TCU a 2-1 win over Missouri in double overtime.


The Rundown
Missouri and TCU played a spirited back-and-forth game. Despite being outshot 6-0 in the first half, TCU spent a lot of time in the attacking zone only to see chances broken up by the Missouri back line.

It was the Tigers that went to halftime with a 1-0 lead on a goal scored by Tess Rellihan in the 11th minute. She took a feed from Savannah Trujillo and worked her way through two defenders before netting a low shot for the lead.

TCU kept the pressure on and eventually got the game knotted at one in the 65th minute. A foul called on Missouri near midfield got the action going. Tijana Djuricek's feed into the 18-yard box found its way to Heckendorn. Her initial shot rang off the post, but Ganter was there to clean up the rebound to tie the game at one.

The overtimes brought more action as the two teams traded shots. Katie Lund made three saves in the first overtime to set up Ganter's heroics in the second overtime.

Stat of the Game
2 -- Allison Ganter tallied her second career multi-goal game with both goals in Sunday's contest.

Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell

On the weekend as a whole:
"It was a great weekend. We got two good results wins against worthy opponents. Hopefully we can use that as a mark of how good we can be. Moving forward, we have the confidence that we can beat anybody we play."

On Missouri: "They were a strong team. I have a lot of respect for their program. They are hard to play against. The first 20 minutes were very hard for us, but we were able to figure out some things and change our shape a little bit. We turned the tide and created scoring opportunities in the second half and overtime. I thought we deserved to win."

On the freshmen defenders:
"We've come a long way in a pretty short time. Ariana (Owens) is growing up, so is Tijana (Djuricek). Cachet (Lue) and Ryan Williams are the grizzled veterans back there. The more games we play together the better they will get. The back four have done well. I am expecting bigger and better things moving forward."

• TCU remains undefeated at home this season. It is 4-0-0 in 2017.
• TCU played its first overtime game of the season.
• TCU improved to 7-5-16 in overtime under the guidance of head coach Eric Bell.
• TCU is 31-22-47 all-time in overtime.
• TCU outshot Missouri 6-4 in the overtime sessions.
Allison Ganter tallied her third and fourth goals of the season, bringing her career total to 16.
• Ganter's 16 career goals are tied for 10th all-time at TCU with Jessie Moore (2003-04) and Lisa Wells (1992-94).
• Ganter's game-winning goal was the eighth of her career.
Emily Alvarado made her first career start in goal.
Cachet Lue, Tijana Djuricek, Ariana Owens, Ryan Williams and Karitas Tomasdottir played the entirety of the match.

Up Next
TCU (5-1-0) wraps up its homestand Friday night when it hosts Northeastern at 7.



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