Frogs fall in home finale, 3-0 to San Diego State

Lauren Pope took five shots in the match.

Lauren Pope took five shots in the match.

Oct. 16, 2005

Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women's soccer team dropped their 2005 home finale to the San Diego State Aztecs by a 3-0 score at Garvey-Rosenthal on Sunday afternoon. Despite outshooting the Aztecs 24-23, the Frogs couldn't solve Aztec goalkeeper, Cat Burson as she stopped all 10 shots that came her way. Lauren Pope led the offensive charge with five shots.

The Frogs and the Aztecs battled to a 0-0 halftime score. The Frogs came out slow to open the half and San Diego State was able to control the tempo of the match early on. The blasted nine shots in the half, but Buchanan was there, stopping all six shots that came her way.

Towards the middle of the half, the Frogs settled into their game plan and pushed the ball into their offensive zone. They managed eight shots, forcing Burson to make two stops in the half. Kim Thompson came off the bench and made an immediate impact, taking two quality shots, both of which were on goal.

The second half started much the same as the first with the Aztecs controlling the tempo early. The early control paid dividends as they were awarded two corner kicks in the first two minutes of the half. On the second corner kick, Mariko Strickland took the corner and fed a short pass to Erika Sutton who fed the ball to Ashley Young at the top of the 18 yard box. Young took the quick shot that went high over Buchanan's head for the 1-0 lead.

The Frogs kept pushing but couldn't get the equalizer. With the defensive players pushing up, that freed up the San Diego State players for a breakaway 10 minutes after their first goal. Leann Sgobba started the push feeding the ball down the near sideline to Sutton who pushed the ball to Strickland who finished off the play for the 2-0 lead.

The Frogs best chance came in the 66th minute. TCU got the ball deep and managed to get a couple headers, but the Aztec defense proved to be an impenetrable wall. A Casey Davidson goal late in the half sealed the Aztec victory.



The loss is the fourth straight for TCU as they fall to 5-8-0 on the season and 0-4-0 in Mountain West play. TCU heads north next weekend for a pair of conference matches against Air Force and Wyoming. Friday's match against Air Force is slated for a 5:00 p.m. start time.

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