Sept. 11, 2016
Final Stats |
FORT WORTH –
Brittany Little’s header in the 76th minute broke a scoreless tie and stood up as the game-winner as TCU remained undefeated with a 1-0 win over Oral Roberts. TCU has now matched its best start in school history.
The goalkeeper tandem of Courtney Hofer and Katie Lund put up a wall in goal, stopping all six shots that came their way. Each stopped three shots in their half of work. For the most part, the shots came from distance as the back line of Ryan Williams, Cachet Lue, Lauren Sajewich and Courtney Forte did a good job of letting the keepers see the ball.
The first half was a tale of almosts for the Horned Frogs as they had numerous good looks on goal, but couldn’t solve the Golden Eagles Ryliegh Bohnenstiehl. She made three diving stops early in the half to frustrate Frog shooters.
TCU continued to get looks in the second half and finally hit paydirt in the 76th minute. ORU was whistled for a foul just to the left of the goal. Kayla Hill made a perfect crossing feed, finding the head of Little. Her shot was on target as it snuck past the leaping keeper on the near side for a 1-0 lead.
Oral Roberts pushed to get the equalizer, but the Frogs allowed just two shots. Lund made the lone stop she needed to on a ball fired in from the top of the penalty box.
Stat of the Game
11 – Dating back to the 2015 season, TCU is undefeated in its last 11 matches played (6-0-5).
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On matching the best start in program history:
“It seems that we are doing things right, I hope. But it’s more of a testament to where we’ve come from to where we are now and the hard work and dedication the staff and players have put into the program. Winning in college soccer isn’t easy. We are figuring out a way to do it. I’m happy with where we are.”
On the game:
“Sunday’s are always going to be a grind. After playing 110 minutes on Friday, we as a staff knew that it was going to be a hard game. I thought we came out really well and created some goal-scoring opportunities, unfortunately they didn’t go in. Now its equal at the half and we’ve got a dogfight. We had to figure out how to get a win and we did that.”
On the play of Brittany Little:
“I’m very happy for Brittany. She’s put in a lot of work in her time. She’s come along way in her time and it was good to see her contribute.”
• TCU has matched its best start in program history improving to 6-0-1 on the year. The 2008 squad also started the campaign 6-0-1.
• TCU registered its fourth shutout of the season.
• TCU improved to 4-0 in one-goal games this season.
• Brittany Little notched her first goal of the season and the second of her career.
• Little’s goal was her first career game-winning goal.
• Kayla Hill registered her fourth assist of the season and the eighth of her career.
TCU (6-0-1) concludes its five match homestand Friday night when it hosts Austin Peay. Game time at Garvey-Rosenthal is set for 7 p.m.