Oct. 25, 2015
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FORT WORTH --
TCU and Oklahoma played to a 0-0 tie Sunday afternoon. The scoreless tie was not without excitement as the Horned Frogs pumped seven shots on net. Courtney Hofer
stopped all four shots she needed too, earning her first career shutout.
A relatively calm first half exploded into a thrilling second period that saw both teams with quality scoring chances. The play of the goalkeepers was outstanding on both sides as they broke up numerous scoring chances in addition to stopping all shots that came their way.
TCU had a couple great looks in the second half. Early in the second period, Makenzie Koch had a pair of golden opportunities to break the tie. Her initial shot was blocked and the rebound attempt went just wide of the goal.
Michelle Prokof had a great look on goal in the 84th minute on a strong cross from Faith Carter. Her header was corralled by the Sooner goalkeeper to keep the match scoreless.
TCU's defense did a solid job blocking OU shots as only one of the 10 shots taken by the Sooners in the second half made it on net. Hofer had to make just one save in each period.
The Frogs carried the play in the first overtime firing three shots towards the net. Carter had the best look, but her shot sailed high over the net.
It was the Sooners' turn to carry play in the second half as they had the better looks. None was better than the chance for Rasha Roberts five minutes into the second overtime. Her header off a corner kick went just wide of the net.
Stat of the Game
7 -- Number of shots on goal taken by the Horned Frogs.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
"It was a tough game. I thought we created enough opportunities to win the game, but credit to Oklahoma and its goalkeeper. She was very good and we didn't put the ball in the back of the net. We've got to work on that."
"I liked our effort. It was very good. Some of the passing plays were quite good, we just didn't put it in the back of the net."
"I think with the break, we had to get back into playing at game speed against somebody else. It was physical and we had to get used to that, but I think in the second half and overtime, it was fine."
TCU tied the school-record with its eighth shutout of the season. The mark was set both in 1988 and 2012.
TCU and Oklahoma played to a tie for the second straight season. The match in 2014 ended in a 1-1 score.
The last time TCU played to a 0-0 tie was against No. 13 West Virginia on Sept. 26, 2014.
TCU's home record moves to 6-1-1 on the season. The Horned Frogs are undefeated in their last four home matches and have not allowed a goal in any of those contests.
Courtney Hofer registered the first complete-game shutout of her career in the tie. She had combined on two of TCU's eight shutouts this season.
Makenzie Koch and Emma Heckendorn tied for the match lead with four shots.
TCU (8-7-1, 2-3-1) will wrap up its home schedule Tuesday night in a rescheduled game against Baylor. First kick against the Bears is set for 7 p.m.