TCU Topples Oklahoma, 2-0


Oct. 13, 2017

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FORT WORTH -- A goal in each period led TCU to a 2-0 victory over Oklahoma Friday night at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. Katie Lund made four saves en route to posting her sixth shutout of the season.

 

The Rundown
TCU fired shots early and often on the Sooner goalkeeper, but had a tough time getting one by McKinley Crone who made five first half saves. The Frogs peppered the Sooner defense with 13 shots total in the first half and had seven corner kicks.

The Frogs were finally able to break through in the 30th minute. McKenzie Oliver was rewarded for her hard work in the first half as she found Yazmeen Ryan in front of the net. Ryan fired a shot just under the crossbar for her third goal of the season.

In the second half, the Frogs wasted little time getting the all-important insurance goal. Emma Heckendorn came streaking down the middle of the field and found a wide-open Tara Smith. She dribbled in tight to the goal and fired a shot in off the keeper's hands for a 2-0 lead.

TCU had to weather a couple flurries from the Sooners in the middle part of the second half and the latter part of the match. Katie Lund made a trio of stops late in the match to preserve the shutout.

Stat of the Game
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TCU has two players from the state of Oklahoma on its roster and both tallied a goal in the game. Yasmeen Ryan is a native of Norman, while Tara Smith hails from Tulsa.

Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game:
"We have been waiting for a little bit of a breakout from a goal-scoring standpoint. We keep on working on it and we were able to put a couple in the back of the net. I'm happy for Yazmeen (Ryan) and Tara (Smith) to get into the books against their home-state team.

"It was a total team effort from defending and not giving up a lot of chances; to attacking and creating a lot more chances and making the goalkeeper make saves. We were able to get people more minutes that haven't played a lot throughout conference play. It was good to get them some quality minutes."

On playing at home:
"It was a great environment tonight, a great crowd. The weather was perfect. I felt as though our kids could run all day. Obviously being at home is always a bonus."

Notes
• TCU outshot its opponent for the 11th time this season.
• TCU registered 20 shots for the fourth time this year.
• TCU notched its seventh shutout of the year.
Katie Lund played the entirety of the match for the 10th time this season.
• Lund tallied the ninth complete-game shutout of her career.
Tara Smith scored her third goal of the season and her career.
McKenzie Oliver recorded her third assist of the and the sixth of her career.
Yazmeen Ryan tallied her third goal of the season and her first career game-winner.
Emma Heckendorn collected her fourth of assist of the season and the 20th of her career.
Cachet Lue, Tijana Djuricek, Ariana Owens and Ryan Williams played the entirety of the match.

Up Next
TCU (10-4-1, 4-1-1 Big 12) hits the road for the final time in the regular season when it heads to Iowa State for a Thursday night contest against the Cyclones. Game time in Ames is set for 7 p.m.

 

 

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