Horned Frogs rout Prairie View A&M, 5-2
Oct. 3, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jackie Torda recorded a hat trick as TCU upended Prairie View A&M 5-2 on Wednesday in front of 1,010 people at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
TCU tallied four of its five goals in the second half to earn its second straight victory and move to 4-2-0 at home this fall. The Horned Frogs five goals were the most by TCU since posting six goals against Oral Roberts early last season. Torda's three goals on the day tied her for third all-time in goals scored by an individual in a single game, while the Horned Frogs 36 shot attempts were the most taken in a single match since TCU outshot Sam Houston State, 32-7, last fall. Finally, TCU's defense did not allow Prairie View to attempt a shot until the 53rd minute mark of the match.
"I think really with the past two games it gave us some confidence knowing that we have the ability to put the ball into the back of the net as well as defend. Everything from here on out gets a lot tougher and I think these past two games helps our confidence going into conference play," said head coach Dan Abdalla.
Early in the match, TCU struck first as Torda, a Colleyville native, beat Panther goalkeeper Jessica Garcia in the 31st minute. Torda connected again at the 56:40 mark, blasting a shot from outside the box off an assist from fellow freshman Nikki Wilbur.
Sophomore Lizzy Karoly increased the Horned Frog lead to 3-0 in the 57th minute to net her second goal on the year. Karoly's goal came just 12 seconds after Torda scored her eighth goal of the season.
Prairie View A&M was able to get on the board in the 69th minute to cut TCU's lead to 3-1. Following a free kick, the Panthers' Monica Diaz played the ball off a bounce past Horned Frog goalkeeper Kelsey Vross.
TCU came right back in the 70th minute of the match, as Torda finished off her career day by splitting the posts from inside the box to record her ninth goal of the season.
Overall, TCU outshot Prairie View A&M 36-5, including 16-0 in the first half. Vross, who made her second consecutive start in goal, posted two saves on the day, while Garcia stopped 19 balls.
For the match, TCU recorded an amazing 25 offside calls and put relentless pressure on the Panther defense.
On offense, Torda led the Horned Frog attack with eight shots, including six on goal, while four different Horned Frogs posted three shots apiece.
TCU improved to 5-6-0 with the win, while Prairie View A&M dropped 2-8-0.
The Horned Frogs will open conference play on Saturday against Air Force. Start time is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium and will mark military appreciation day at the stadium.
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