Lindsay White Leads Frogs to 1-0 Double Overtime Win Over Memphis
Oct. 1, 2004
Fort Worth, Texas - The TCU Horned Frog soccer team opened up the four game home stand with a 1-0 double overtime victory over a hot Memphis squad on Friday afternoon at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. Just 39 seconds into the second overtime, Jessi Moore swiped the ball from a Memphis defender just outside of the penalty box and ripped it past the Memphis goalkeeper for the gamewinner. Equally impressive was Lindsay White in goal for the Frogs. She made all four saves she needed on the day to record her first career shutout.
The teams battled through most of the game as both goalkeepers came out of the goal to spoil some great offensive opportunities. The half saw Memphis outshoot the Frogs 6-4, with both keepers making two stops. The Tigers had the most opportunities in the frame, but were unable to capitalize.
Memphis had the best opportunity in the first half to put the games first goal on the board. White came out to challenge Monica Powell as she streaked toward the goal. Powell was able to get around her and had an empty net waiting for her 15 yards away. Instead of taking the shot, Powell sent a crossing feed into the middle of the goalbox that TCU defenders were able to knock away.
The best chance for TCU came with just over 15 minutes to go when Amy Van Zandt subbed in. She intercepted a throw in and took the shot, but saw it blocked out of bounds, setting up a Frog corner kick. Moore took the corner and put it in the perfect spot for Angie Nickens. Nickens' header just went wide.
The second half was dominated by the Frogs, but they were still unable to beat Tiger goalkeeper Natalie Haerens. Haerens made five stops in the half to keep the game scoreless. TCU outshot Memphis 11-5 in the half, but couldn't find the net.
Each of TCU's chances were good, but Haerens challenged each chance and came up with the ball cleanly, eliminating second chances for the Frogs. A Sarah Linden shot late in the half was snuffed out as the Memphis defense knocked it out of danger.
Heading into the first overtime, the Frogs had all the momentum, but still couldn't beat Haerens. The period was spent in the offensive zone for the Frogs as they fired off four shots in the frame, two of which were on goal. Laura Greenberg had the best opportunity as she kicked the ball from just outside the goalbox, but right into the waiting arms of Haerens. A Van Zandt show drifted just high over the net late in the period.
Moore ended things quickly in the second overtime as TCU played the ball deep into the offensive zone. After a few scrums in the goalbox, the Memphis defenders made a clearing attempt that ended up at the feet of Moore. She blasted it past a diving Haerens for her seventh goal of the season and her second game-winner.
In all, the Frogs outshot the Tigers 20-11, including a 10-4 advantage on corner kicks.
TCU, 4-6 overall and 2-1 in C-USA play, will be back in action as they host the Saint Louis Billikens on Sunday afternoon at Garvey-Rosenthal. Match time is slated for 1:00 p.m.