Little’s Goal Leads TCU Past Texas Tech

Oct. 23, 2016

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FORT WORTH – Brittany Little’s goal in the 60th minute stood up as the game-winner as TCU defeated Texas Tech 1-0 on Sunday in front of the fourth-largest crowd in school history.


The Rundown
TCU and Texas Tech played to a scoreless tie in the first half. The Horned Frogs had the better looks in the half, outshooting Texas Tech 7-3, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

The Red Raiders best look in the contest came just over a minute in as Gwennie Puente got a step on the back line, but her shot from 20 yards out was well high of the goal. That was the case most of the day for the Red Raiders. They had a trio of looks in close after TCU was whistled for a foul, but each time, the shot sailed high over the net.

In the 28th minute, the Frogs earned a trio of corner kicks. Lauren Sajewich ripped off two great shots, but both were stopped by the Tech goal keeper.

The Frogs finally cashed in in the 60th minute. Michelle Prokof’s feed from the right of the goal was right on target for Little who snuck in and head the ball into the gapping net for a 1-0 lead.

TCU withstood a last-minute push from the Red Raiders to notch its seventh shutout of the season.

Stat of the Game
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TCU held Texas Tech to just one shot on goal in the victory.

Quote of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game
“I thought we had the run of play in both halves. They are a tough team to play against but I thought our kids battled for 90 minutes.”

On the goal
“We earned 10 corner kicks in the game. Set pieces are something we’ve been working a lot on. Earning them is one thing, but converting them is another. I’m glad Brittany was able to get under one. It’s good to see her hard work paying off.”

On the defense
“I think from front to back we were pretty solid. The back line was pretty buttoned up and organized. We were looking to get a shutout today and credit to this group, we were fortunate to do so.”

• The match saw a season-high 2,538 fans in attendance. That mark ranks fourth all-time in stadium history.
• TCU outshot its opponent for the 10th time this season.
• TCU tallied double-digit corners for the third time this season.
Katie Lund made just one save to notch her second career complete-game.
Brittany Little scored her second goal of the season and the third of her carer.
• The game-winning goal for Little was the second of her career.
Michelle Prokof tallied her third assist of the season and the 12th of her career.
• Prokof is tied for seventh all-time with 12 career assists.

Up Next
TCU (9-5-2, 1-5-1 Big 12) will wrap up the regular season Friday night against Texas. The Frogs will honor their seven seniors prior to the 7 p.m. start time.



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