Four First Half Baylor Goals Send Frogs To Third Loss Of The Season
Sept. 10, 2004
WACO, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs fell to the Baylor Bears, 5-2, Friday night at the Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field on the Baylor campus. Baylor jumped out to a 4-0 lead early in the first half and the Frogs couldn't rebound from the deficit. Freshman Kim Ozenick scored the first goal for the Frogs, the first in her TCU career.
The Bears jumped out early in the contest, taking a 2-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. Anna Schuch got the ball and dribbled past the Frogs defense talking a shot that Katy Buchanan stopped, but couldn't corral the rebound and it drifted out to a waiting Brittani Zonker. Zonker buried it in the open net for the 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, Schuch made it 2-0 as she scored on a similar shot as the first goal.
The Bears kept pouring on the offense as they were out shooting TCU 10-0 twenty minutes into the game. Tiffany Boshers gave the Bears a 3-0 lead as she took a pass from Kristen Ruef and beat Buchanan low. The Bears got a lucky break less than a minute later as Schuch crossed the ball to the goal box that deflected off a TCU defender and into the net for a 4-0 lead.
The Frogs first offensive push in the first half came with 14 minutes to go when Jessi Moore found herself at the top of the penalty box and the ball at her feet. Her quick shot was blocked out of danger by a Bear defender.
The Frogs used a corner kick to their advantage to put pressure on the Bears late in the first half. A Laura Greenberg cross was knocked away by Baylor but right out to a waiting Breanne Kaldheim. Kaldheim fed a pass to Moore at the top of the box. Moore turned around and took the shot, but it sailed just wide of the net.
Baylor got started just as quick in the second half as Martin connected for the Bears fifth goal of the game, beating Lindsay White low on a crossing feed from Zonker.
The Frogs finally found their groove with 28 minutes to go in the game as they owned the rest of the game offensively. Greenberg battled her way through the defense, earning the Frogs their second corner kick of the game. Her crossing feed sailed wide and out of danger, but the Frogs kept the pressure on.
TCU finally connected for their first goal of the game with 24 minutes to go. Moore was taken down from behind by Megan Sherrell, who consequently received a yellow card, allowing TCU to set up its offensive press. Moore used the free kick to her advantage, feeding a long pass into the goalbox to a waiting Kim Ozenick. Ozenick was there for the deflection as she headed it past Bears goalkeeper Kristin Weegar.
Moore made it a 5-2 contest with her third goal of the season. Moore received the pass from Ginny Hubbard and took it around two defenders, finding herself with an open shot on goal. She shot it across the box and into the lower right hand corner.
Despite the lopsided score, the Frogs controlled the game for the final 30 minutes as they picked up six shots and scored two goals. The defense held the Bears in check, forcing wide, long shots from the Bears offense.
The Frogs are off until next weekend when they head to Williamsburg, Va. to take part in the Tribe Nike Invitational hosted by William & Mary. The Frogs will face the host school on Friday night at 7:00 and George Mason on Sunday at Noon in the tournament. The weekend tournament will be their final warm-up before conference season starts the following weekend.