Ganter’s Hat Trick Leads TCU To Victory


Sept. 4, 2016

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FORT WORTH – Allison Ganter’s big night helped propel TCU to a 7-0 victory over Texas Southern to improve to 5-0 on the season. Ganter scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the offensive charge.

 

2The Rundown
Near misses dotted the score sheet through the first 25 minutes of the game as TCU pumped shot after shot toward goal, but came up empty each time. The Frogs finally capitalized in the 32nd minute to get the offense going.

Kayla Hill got the push going as she found Faith Carter in the penalty box. Carter deked the goalkeeper and passed the ball to Ganter, who had an open net to score the first goal of the match. Just under two minutes later, a bad clear from the Tiger goalkeeper landed right on the foot of Ganter. Her shot was on target for a 2-0 lead.

TCU kept its foot on the gas in the second half, pumping home five goals. Michelle Prokof tallied the opening goal of the half just over three minutes in. Another strong feed to space from Hill found a sprinting Emma Heckendorn. She found Prokof, who fired home her third goal of the season for a 3-0 lead.

More strong work from Heckendorn deep in the offensive zone earned TCU a penalty kick. Prokof tacked on her second goal of the game on the PK in the 56th minute.

Tara Smith got on the scoresheet for the first time in her career in the 78th minute. She carried the ball with speed to the top of the 18-yard box. She fed a perfect pass to Faith Carter, who hit a bomb to the far post for a 5-0 lead.

Just under three minutes later, Ganter completed her hat trick as she converted TCU’s second penalty kick of the game.

TCU capped the scoring in the 82nd minute as it took advantage of its 14th corner of the game. Ganter perfectly placed her corner and Carter was there for the header.

Stat of the Game
13 –
Allison Ganter is the 13th Horned Frog in school history to tally a hat trick. She is the first since Michelle Prokof against Central Arkansas on Sept. 22, 2013 to post a hat trick.

Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the big offensive night:
“Allison (Ganter) came in off the bench and gave us some quality minutes. I’m very happy for her and the team. We also had two other multiple goal-scorers in with Faith (Carter) and Michelle Prokof. Seven goals in the game and no goals against is always a positive.”

On the opening weekend homestand:
“I think we are still a work in progress. We are still trying to figure some things out, but I’m happy with where we are. There are a few kinks here and there with some different things, but to be 5-0, relatively healthy and still a work in progress, I’m happy with where we are, but I know there is another level for our group.”

On the defensive back line:
“The back line has been great. Lauren Sajewich has been a leader in that regard in terms of organizing, communicating and making sure everybody is where they are supposed to be. I called her a boss at the end of the game because she was bossing everybody around, putting people where they needed to be. It’s makes it really easy for our goalkeepers not to have to deal with a lot of things, because they are organized and communicating.”

Notes
• TCU is off to its first 5-0 start in program history.
• TCU registered its third shutout of the season.
• TCU tallied seven goals in a game for the first time since the last time it play Texas Southern on Aug. 22, 2010.
• TCU scored two penalty kick goals in a game for the first time since doing so against Iowa State on Sept. 25, 2015.
Allison Ganter has a career-high four goals this season. She has seven in her career.
Michelle Prokof notched her sixth career multi-goal game.
• Prokof moved into sole possession of third place with her 26 career goals. She now has 62 career points.
Faith Carter tallied her second multi-goal game of the season and her career. She now has five career goals.
• Carter added an assist, her first of the season and third of her career.
Kayla Hill tallied two assists to give her three on the season and seven in her career.
Tara Smith tallied her first career point, an assist on Carter’s second goal.
Emma Heckendorn has a five-game point streak after assisting on Michelle Prokof’s first goal of the match.

Up Next
TCU (5-0) continues its homestand Friday night when it hosts Washington State Game time at Garvey-Rosenthal is set for 7 p.m.

 

 

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