Horned Frog Women Fall 2-1 in Overtime
Oct. 21, 2002
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs (2-10-5) were in familiar territory, playing in their sixth overtime match of the season, but the Frogs experienced something that they hadn't during any of their previous overtime frames--a goal. Unfortunately for TCU, the Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine (5-7-3) scored that deciding goal, and earned a 2-1 victory on Monday afternoon at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium.
The teams played a scoreless first half, as each side struggled on a wet, slow, chewed-up turf that experienced rain showers in the hour leading up to kickoff. TCU had the two best scoring opportunities prior to intermission. Freshman Kristi Nebozuk nearly scored her first career goal when her lofting header sailed over Hawai'i goalkeeper Jennifer Churchill's head, but the ball bounced once and hit the post. The Horned Frogs' other good opportunity came just a minute later when Elizabeth Walsh fired a shot from point-blank range that was saved just in front of the goal by Hawai'i defender Krystalynn Ontai.
TCU broke through first in the 54th minute when Jenny Swanson sent a bending shot from 19 yards out on the left side that arched high over Churchill's head and into the net. Walsh, who recorded her third assist of the season, played the ball from the corner back to Swanson. The goal was the first of the year for the junior.
But the Rainbow Wahine did not let the Horned Frogs enjoy their lead for long. Hawai'i countered just two minutes later when Pam Fong scored on a breakaway. Noelle Takemoto started the play by advancing the ball to Arlene Devitt, who centered the ball to Fong in the penalty area. The 56th minute tally leveled the score at 1-1 and ultimately forced overtime.
Just 50 seconds into the first overtime, Hawai'i's Erin Quattromani scored the golden goal. The Rainbow Wahine were able to get the ball into TCU territory when Devitt found Seline Williams, who played the ball to Quattromani. Quattromani buried the shot from eight yards away to end the match in the 91st minute.
TCU outshot Hawai'i 17-14 for the game, and each team made six saves.