Sept. 20, 2015
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FORT WORTH, Texas –
The TCU soccer team closed out its non-conference schedule with a dominating 4-0 win over UTSA Sunday afternoon. Four different Horned Frogs notched a goal in the contest.
In what has become a common theme for the 2015 squad, the Frogs played a tight first half before exploding and putting the game away early in the second. A goal in the 40th minute put the Frogs on top going into the half and three goals in the second put the game away.
A corner kick late in the first turned into TCU’s first goal of the match. Brittany Little got her head on the ball and flicked it over to Faith Carter. The freshman beat her defender and sent a cross to the middle and Audrey Brook was there for the tap-in as she scored her first career goal.
TCU wasted no time extending its lead in the second, capitalizing in the 48th minute. Allison Ganter fed Kayla Hill in the penalty area, who in turn, worked the ball to an open Michelle Prokof. The junior tapped in the goal for her seventh of the season.
Eight minutes later, Ganter picked up her third goal of the season as she headed in a perfect cross from Courtney Forte for a 3-0 lead. Eryn Spencer rounded out the scoring as she tallied an unassisted goal in the 80th minute.
Another solid defensive performance from the Horned Frogs helped Shannon Coffer and Courtney Hofer combine on a three-save shutout performance. Coffer made two stops and was helped by a defender on another in 67 minutes of play. Hofer played the final 23 minutes.
Stat of the Game
35 – Shots taken by the Horned Frogs in the win over UTSA. It’s the first time since 2010 that TCU has put up at least 30 shots. The Frogs had 46 against Texas Southern.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
“We’ve learned that we can play a lot of players and not see a drop-off in our play. We are pretty deep and that has galvanized our group. We continue to get better. The style of soccer we are playing we go into the half a little frustrated but we come out and make adjustments. The girls are able to make the adjustments they need to.”
“The style we play allows a lot of people to be on the ball and not to just count on certain players. The goal-scoring is more of a productive of the system we play.”
“I think from the goalkeeper to the back eight or nine that we play have been solid. They have a pretty good idea of what we are trying to do. Defense starts from the front line, they set the tone and the people behind them fill in the gap. We are still naïve in some areas that we need to clean up going into conference play, but I’m please with where we are at.”
• TCU has won six of its last seven and has outscored its opponents 18-2 in that stretch.
• Michelle Prokof moved into seventh on TCU’s all-time goal list with her 19th career goal.
• Meghan Murphy and Courtney Forte made their first career starts today.
• Audrey Brook scored her first career goal in a TCU uniform. The goal stood up as the game-winner.
• Courtney Forte registered her first career point in a TCU uniform.
• Allison Ganter picked up her first career multi-point game with a goal and an assist.
• Brittany Little tallied her first point of the season.
TCU (6-4-0) will start open up Big 12 Conference play Friday night when it hosts Iowa State. Game time against the Cyclones is set for 7 at Garvey-Rosenthal.