Women's Soccer Plays to 3-3 Tie at Rice
Sept. 13, 2002
HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 12, 2002) - Nicole Carman's two goals were not enough for a TCU victory when Rice got a goal from Sarah Yoder in the 89th minute to force overtime Thursday night as the Owls and Horned Frogs played to a 3-3 draw after two extra periods at Rice Track/Soccer Stadium. With the tie, the Horned Frogs are now 1-3-2 on the year.
In a game that featured a tied score on three separate occasions, the Owls (0-4-1) struck less than two minutes into the first half to take an early 1-0 lead on Kelly Potysman's third goal of the season.
Rice would take that lead into halftime, but TCU tied the score at 1-1 just nine minutes into the second half when Carman scored her first goal of the game and fourth of the season. However, Rice retook the lead 10 minutes later when sophomore midfielder Kristen Gambetta countered with her first goal of the season, chipping a shot over Horned Frog goalkeeper Ruth DeJong from 15 yards out to give Rice a 2-1 lead.
But again, TCU would strike back in full force, this time scoring two goals over the next 20 minutes to put the Horned Frogs ahead 3-2 with only seven minutes to play. Freshman Moran Lavi's tally in the 75th minute was her first Horned Frog goal. Carman, a senior, put home the go-ahead goal in the 84th minute, but the Frogs were not able to maintain the lead.
With less than two minutes remaining on the clock, Rice pressed on into TCU territory, and on a Kristen Lindsay free kick from 30 yards away, Yoder somehow got to the ball in the middle of a crowd full of people and deflected it into the net for the Owls' third goal of the night, tying the score at 3-3.
Things would remain that way throughout the first extra period, although Rice nearly ended the game halfway through the second overtime after a corner kick created two great scoring opportunities. Time would run out, however, and the Owls would have to settle for the first tie in team history. It was just the second time this season that the Frogs scored more than one goal in a game.
TCU's next match is at home on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m. when the Frogs take on another in-state rival, Texas A&M.