Nov. 2, 2016
Final Stats | Highlights
KANSAS CITY -- Allison Ganter's
goal in the 51st minute broke a scoreless tie and stood up as the game-winner as TCU advanced to the Big 12 Championship semifinal game with a 1-0 win over No. 2 seed Kansas.
Kansas outshot TCU 4-3 in the first half, but it was the Frogs that had the two shots on goal. KU keeper Maddie Dobyns was equal to both tasks hauling in a shot from Kayla Hill and McKenzie Oliver.
TCU came out with speed in the second half and capitalized early to take a 1-0 lead. A strong run and battle from Tara Smith earned TCU a corner kick. Michelle Prokof's feed to the back post found Karitas Tomasdottir. She headed it back towards goal and Allison Ganter dug the ball out of the scrambling feet to tap it home for a 1-0 lead.
With Kansas pushing for the equalizer late in the game, Katie Lund came up huge. Katie McClure broke in on her own and fired a low shot from in tight, but Lund made a diving stop to keep the Horned Frogs in the lead.
Lund had to come up big again with just under nine minutes remaining as TCU was called for a foul about 20 yards out. McClure once again tested Lund low and to her right, but she had the answer as she lunged for the save.
The Frogs limited KU to just two shots on goal and three corners.
Stat of the Game
4 -- Allison Ganter scored her fourth game-winning goal of the season.
Quote of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game
"It was fantastic. It was an entire team-effort. I thought Katie Lund was fantastic. The back line was great. It started off a little slower than we wanted, but as the game went on we got into it better; we were more engaged. The goal by Allison Ganter was huge!"
On the play of Allison Ganter in relief
"She's got a 12th-man mentality. She's come in and does her job. She creates goal-scoring opportunities and lately, she has been in the right place at the right time. She's been confident in those places."
On the play of Katie Lund in goal
"We needed her tonight. She performer and stepped up to makes some big saves. It was awesome."
TCU improved to 2-3-2 in the Big 12 Championships.
The Horned Frogs are 3-11-4 all-time in conference tournaments.
Allison Ganter took the team-lead with her seventh goal of the year. It was her 10th career goal.
Karitas Tomasdottir tallied her third career assist in the match. She has assists in back-to-back games.
Michelle Prokof tallied her fourth assist of the year and the 13th of his career. It was her 65th career point.
TCU (11-5-2, 2-5-1 Big 12) advances to Friday's semifinal game. The Frogs will play the winner of the Baylor-Oklahoma State contest at 7 p.m.