Late Goal Helps TCU To Tie With Baylor


Oct. 27, 2015

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FORT WORTH – A late goal from Makenzie Koch helped TCU play to a 1-1 tie with Baylor Tuesday night in front of a season-high 2,317 fans. Courtney Hofer finished the match with four saves.

 


The Rundown
Baylor and TCU treated a raucous crowd with a thrilling match on Tuesday night. The back-and-fourth battle saw the Bears edge TCU 15-10 in the shot category, but solid defense on both sides kept the shots on goal at a minimum.

After playing a scoreless first half, the two teams went toe-to-toe in the second half. It was Baylor that struck first on an individual effort by Amanda Hoglund. She tried to cross the ball into the penalty area only to see it deflect off a Horned Frog defender and right back at her. She fired off a low shot that eluded a diving Hofer for a 1-0 lead in the 68th minute.

The Frogs rallied back with a fierce determination to get the equalizer. The hard work finally paid dividends in the 86th minute. Ryan Williams found herself with time and space in the middle of the attacking zone. She fed a perfect ball into the box and Makenzie Koch was right there for the header to tie the game at one.

Each overtime had its share of excitement, but neither team could cash in with the game-winner. Baylor controlled the possession in the first extra session, pumping three shots towards the net and forcing Hofer to make a pair of saves. It was all TCU in the second overtime as the Frogs ripped off two shots, one on goal.

Stat of the Game
2,317 –
The number of fans in attendance at the match. It’s the seventh-largest crowd in Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium history.

Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
“We need to learn how to win a game in this league. I think the girls have a good appreciation for how tough it is to win a game in this league. To go down and show resiliency and tie the game was awesome. I thought we had some big chances in the overtimes, but credit to Baylor, they are a hard team to play against. The team played their hearts out.”

“The rivalry between the two schools in all sports is becoming huge. That showed with the crowd coming out on a Tuesday night and supporting us. They were fantastic.”

“We have to rest up and get our legs back. Going to Kansas is going to be tough. We’ve got to put together a game plan to get ourselves a win in a tough environment. There’s a lot riding on this game heading into the Big 12 Tournament.”

Notes
• TCU finished its home schedule with a 6-1-2 record.
• The Horned Frogs were unbeaten in their final five home matches (3-0-2).
• With 91 points on the season, TCU has posted the fifth-most points in a single season.
• The goal for Makenzie Koch was her second of the season and the 14th of her career.
Ryan Williams tallied her team-leading fifth assist of the season. It was the 7th of her career.
Bobbi Clemmer, Lauren Sajewich and Ryan Williams each played the entirety of the match.

Up Next
TCU (8-7-2, 2-3-2) will close out the regular season Friday night at Kansas. Game time against the Jayhawks in Lawrence is set for 7 p.m.


 

 

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