Sept. 4, 2015
Final Stats |
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Faith Carter's
goal in 87th minute broke a 1-1 tie and TCU held on for the 2-1 win over Maryland Friday night in front of a raucous 1,235 fans at Garvey-Rosenthal.
TCU entered the second half trailing 1-0 on an early first half goal. The Terrapins took the 1-0 lead off a corner kick in the 17th minute as Sarah Fichtner headed the ball just over the goal line.
It was all TCU in the second half as the Horned Frogs outshot Maryland 9-3. Kayla Hill sent a message early in the half as she fired off a quick shot that had to be saved just 30 seconds into the half. Not long after, the Frogs got the equalizer. Hill found Michelle Prokof alone in the penalty box and she beat the goalkeeper with a low shot for a 1-1 tie.
TCU kept the pressure on, earning four corner kicks in the half. All the hard work finally paid off in the 87th minute. Ryan Williams was streaking down the sideline and she crossed the ball to Hill. Her pass to Carter was right on target as she headed the ball past the diving goalkeeper for a 2-1 lead.
In goal, Shannon Coffer came up with the big save she needed to, stopping four of the five shots that came her way, including three in the second half.
Stat of the Game
2 -- Assists for Kayla Hill as she picked up the first two points of her collegiate career.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
"It was an awesome crowd tonight. It's good to be home. The field was in excellent condition and it was a great night to play a quality opponent. Pulling out a victory was even better."
"I thought from the beginning we had control of the game for the most part. We gave up a goal in the first half, but we were pretty resilient. We came back in the second half and scored a couple of goals."
"Faith is coming along. Everyone's process is different and for her it's been trying but she's coming along nicely and getting more and more confident by the day. I expect by the end of the season she will be a very good player. The freshmen make us better that's for sure and we are happy to have them. Kayla Hill and McKenzie Oliver have done a fantastic job as have the other freshmen."
"A big credit to Shannon Coffer as she made some pretty big saves for us. The back line has been performing very well in front of her. They are getting to the point where they are upset giving up goals which is a good thing for us."
TCU improved to 10-6 in home openers at Garvey-Rosenthal and 16-14 in home openers since the program was created in 1986.
Courtney Forte made her TCU debut. She's the sixth Horned Frog to make her debut in the Purple and White this season.
Kayla Hill notched her first career multi-point game.
Kayla Hill tallied a team-high three shots, two of which were on goal.
Faith Carter's first career goal also stood up as the game winner.
Michelle Prokof's goal was the 14th of her career.
Bobbi Clemmer, Lauren Sajewich and Ryan Williams played the entire match for the Horned Frogs.
TCU (2-3-0) continues its four-game homestand Sunday when it hosts Oral Roberts. Game time is set for 1 p.m. The match will be televised on FSSW+.