TCU Falls To No. 1 West Virginia


Oct. 21, 2016

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FORT WORTH – No. 1 West Virginia scored a trio of second-half goals to hand TCU a 3-0 loss Friday night at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. Katie Lund made a career-high seven saves in the loss.

 


The Rundown
TCU and West Virginia played to a 0-0 first half tie. A balanced half saw the play go up and down the field. Lund came up with seven huge saves in the set. TCU spent time in the offensive attack zone, but several scoring threats were squelched by the West Virginia defense.

The Frogs best scoring came early in the first half after hard work deep in the attack zone earned the Horned Frogs a corner kick. Michelle Prokof’s feed was on target, but Meghan Murphy’s header was knocked out of danger by the Mountaineer keeper.

Lund’s best stop of the game came with seven minutes to go in the first half. After TCU was whistled for a foul about 20 yards out. Bianca St. Georges fired the shot right on, but Lund made a diving stop to her left.

The Mountaineers opened the scoring in the 52nd minute. A corner kick bounced around inside the penalty area eventually working its way to Kadeisha Buchanan. She found Michaela Abam in tight and her hard shot found its way across the goal line for a 1-0 lead.

WVU picked up two goals 10 minutes apart to put the game out of reach. Carla Portillo made it 2-0 as she converted a free kick in the 66th minute. In the 76th minute Heather Kaleiohi found Grace Cutler for a header and a 3-0 lead.

Stat of the Game
7 –
Katie Lund made a career-high seven saves in the loss.

Quote of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game
“I thought our kids battled hard throughout the course of the game. We continued to play hard. All credit to West Virginia, they are a good team and deserving of the No. 1 ranking in the country. We should be confident going into Sunday’s game that we can play with anybody.”

Notes
• TCU was held to a season-low three shots.
• TCU was shutout for the fourth time this season.
Katie Lund made seven first-half saves.
Cachet Lue, Lauren Sajewich and Ryan Williams played all 90 minutes.

Up Next
TCU (8-5-2, 0-5-1 Big 12) will continue its homestand Sunday afternoon against Texas Tech. The match will be televised on FSSW at 3 p.m.

 

 

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