Oct. 9, 2015
LUBBOCK, Texas –
Texas Tech rode a strong first half to hand TCU a 3-0 loss Friday night in Lubbock. All three goals were scored in the first half as the Horned Frogs were shutout for just the fourth time this season.
Texas Tech struck for a trio of goals in a first half that saw it outshoot the Horned Frogs 14-4. Janine Beckie netted the first two goals of the match and Carly Wickenheiser capped the scoring in the final minute of the half.
Beckie put the Red Raiders in front in the 23rd minute. A through ball from Caity Heap into the 18 was on target to Beckie and her cross-body shot into the lower far corner gave Texas Tech the 1-0 lead.
Just over seven minutes later, she struck again, this time shooting the ball into the far, upper corner of the goal for a 2-0 advantage.
Allison Ganter had the Frogs’ best opportunity to get back in the match late in the half. She found herself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but her point-blank shot was knocked away by Lauren Watson to keep it a 2-0 lead for the Red Raiders.
A free kick in the final minute of the half turned into Texas Tech’s third goal. Allie Murphy took the free kick and sent a high feed right to Wickenheiser, who tapped it in for a 3-0 lead.
The second half was much more defensive as only five shots were taken in the half. Both of TCU’s shots were on goal, but stopped by Watson, while Coffer stopped all three of the Red Raiders’ shots.
Stat of the Game
7 – Number of saves for Shannon Coffer on 10 shots faced, matching her season-high set at West Virginia on Oct. 2.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
“Credit to Texas Tech on a job well done. We have to get better and be able to handle adversity.”
“We have a big conference game on Sunday in a tough environment. Texas will be well prepared and we have to be ready, too. We’ll go back to the drawing board and get ourselves ready to go. We are going to have to come out ready to play.”
• TCU was shutout for just the fourth time this season and the first time since a 1-0 loss to North Texas on Sept. 13.
• TCU allowed more than one goal for just the fourth time this season.
• Shannon Coffer matched her season-high with seven saves in the match.
• TCU fell to 2-5 on the road this season.
TCU (8-6-0, 2-2-0 Big 12) will wrap up its three-game conference road swing at Texas on Sunday. First kick in Austin is set for 4 p.m. The match will be televised on the Longhorn Network.