Frogs Close Out Home Schedule With 1-0 Win Over USF
Oct. 24, 2004
Fort Worth, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs wrapped up its home schedule with a big win over the USF Bulls on Sunday afternoon, 1-0. The win snaps a season-long four game losing streak and keeps their conference tournament hopes alive. Jessi Moore tallied the lone goal of the game in the 26th minute, her eighth goal of the season. Lindsay White shined in goal as she picked up her third shutout of the season and also assisted on the lone goal.
The Frogs came ready to play on senior day as they put the pressure on early and never let up. The Bulls got the first offensive rush of the day, but after that, the first half belonged to TCU. The Frogs peppered the USF defense with 12 shots in the half, including three on goal.
Amy Van Zandt found herself with some excellent chances in the half, none better than the one in the 18th minute. She broke in alone on USF goalkeeper Breck Bankester and took the high shot that glanced just off the crossbar and out of danger.
TCU kept the pressure on and finally made it pay off in the 26th minute. Laura Greenberg played the ball back across midfield to Karissa Hill. Hill played it back to White, allowing the Frog offense to get set up. White served the ball to Angie Nickens on the right side of the field. Nickens blasted the ball right to a waiting Moore in the left corner of the penalty box. Moore curved the shot into the far corner for her eighth goal of the season.
The half ended with the Frogs up 1-0.
In the second half, the Bulls picked up the tempo, pushing for the equalizer, but White was aggressive in goal and made all the stops she needed to. Five minutes into the half, the Bulls put forth their best efforts as they took three corners and rolled of four great shots that the TCU defense and White turned away.
The Frogs kept pushing as well, trying to get the insurance goal, but Bankester was there to make the saves, including a diving stop on Moore, bidding for her second goal of the season.
Moore was the offensive leader in her final home game as she took eight shots, two of which were on goal. In all TCU outshot the Bulls 20-10 and both keepers made five saves. The Frogs were able to dodge bullets as they allowed nine corner kicks to the Bulls.
The Frogs, 6-11 overall and 4-5 in C-USA action, will hit the road for their final regular season contest of the 2004 campaign. TCU will head to Louisville for a must-win against the Cardinals. The Frogs need the victory to have a chance at qualifying for the Conference USA Postseason Tournament in St. Louis Nov. 3-6.