Sept. 29, 2017
Final Stats |
FORT WORTH – #19 Oklahoma State struck for a pair of goals late in the second half to take a 2-0 win over TCU Friday night at Garvey-Rosenthal. The Horned Frogs outshot the Cowgirls 9-4 in the loss.
TCU and Oklahoma State played a very defensive game of soccer, but it was TCU that went into the half with a 4-1 advantage in shots. The Frogs first corner kick of the evening created some havoc in the Cowgirl six-yard box, but no one could get the ball to settle down and the OSU escaped the situation.
The second half played out similarly to the first as TCU controlled much of the possession. The Frogs forced the Cowgirl keeper to make three saves in the half, while funneling five shots towards the net.
But it was OSU that would capitalize on its first real opportunity in the 79th minute. Haley Woodard worked the ball to Jaci Jones at the top of the 18-yard box. She fought off her defender and fired a quick, low shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Six minutes later, the Cowgirls converted a penalty kick to push the lead to two, 2-0.
Stat of the Game
2 – The two goals scored by Oklahoma State in the second half were the first two allowed by the Horned Frogs in the second half this season.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game:
“I think it was a little frustrating. I continue to believe that we are better than what we are showing in the final third of the field. We have to create some more dangerous scoring opportunities and put one or two in the net. We are a good soccer team that can compete with anybody in the country, we just have to score goals.”
• TCU’s shutout streak ended at 426:51 with Oklahoma State’s goal in the 79th minute.
• TCU is now 6-2-0 at home this season.
• TCU has outshot its opponents in 10 of the 12 matches this season.
• TCU was shutout for the third time this season.
• TCU held its opponent without a corner kick attempt for the fourth time this season.
• Katie Lund played the entirety of the match for the seventh time this season.
• Cachet Lue, Tijana Djuricek, Ariana Owens and Ryan Williams played the entirety of the match.
TCU (8-4-0, 2-1-0 Big 12) start a two-game road trip Sunday afternoon at Texas Tech. Game time in Lubbock is set for 1 p.m. on FSSW+.