TCU Drops Heartbreaker At Iowa State
Oct. 31, 2014
The Horned Frogs generated 10 corners in the match but couldn't solve Cyclone goalkeeper, Andrea Swanson, who came up with six saves in the match. Despite being outshot 16-11, the TCU defense did a good job of keeping the Cyclone shots to distance.
A spirited effort from both teams in the second half saw plenty of action in both offensive zones. TCU outshot Iowa State 9-4 in the half, but it was Iowa State that got the break.
Heartbreak came in the form of a late corner kick earned by Iowa State. A ball cleared over the goal line off of a TCU defender set up the chance for the Cyclones. Maribell Morales' feed into the box ricocheted around before Koree Willer was able to settle it and feed over to a wide-open Schmidt who tipped it past a diving Hofer for the game-winner.
The goal came on the heels of a solid offensive push by the Frogs with 10 minutes to go in regulation. A strong shot from distance by Patry Carrion was saved by a diving Swanson, setting up a corner kick. Carrion's feed from the corner was on target, but Makenzie Koch's header was knocked away by Swanson. The rebound deflected right to Bobbi Clemmer, but her shot from just outside the goal line was right into the gut of Swanson.
TCU stayed alive in the contest after a tough first half that saw Iowa State outshoot the Frogs 12-2. Hofer was huge in goal as she stopped all five shots that came her way.
The Frogs best opportunity of the first half came after Iowa State was issued a yellow card just outside the 18-yard box. Michelle Prokof's shot was on target, but Swanson was there to make the save.
TCU will make its third straight appearance in the Big 12 Tournament, which starts Wednesday in Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village. The Horned Frogs will be the tournament's eighth seed and will face the Big 12 champions West Virginia in the Tournament's first game set to begin at 11:30 a.m. The game will be available for viewing at www.big12sports.com
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