Nov. 4, 2016
KANSAS CITY – Meghan Murphy’s goal in the 98th minute capped a furious rally as TCU defeated Baylor 3-2 in overtime to advance to the Big 12 Championship game on Sunday. The Horned Frogs scored three unanswered goals to rally for the win.
Trailing 2-0 at the start of the second half, TCU took control of the match. The Frogs dominated the half, outshooting the Bears 6-3. TCU’s hard work was finally rewarded in the 72nd minute.
A foul in the penalty area awarded TCU a penalty kick. Allison Ganter converted the kick to cut the lead in half, 2-1. The tally was her team-leading eighth of the season.
Not even two minutes later, the game was tied. TCU earned a corner kick and made it count. Ganter’s feed was on target for Faith Carter, who headed in the game-tying goal in the 74th minute.
Meghan Murphy completed the comeback in the 98th minute. TCU’s seventh corner kick of the game proved fruitful as Michelle Prokof’s feed was on target for Murphy, who knocked home her second goal of the season.
The Bears built a 2-0 lead in the first half, scoring goals in the 8th and 26th minute.
Stat of the Game
4 – TCU picked up its fourth overtime win of the season. The Frogs are 4-0-2 in extra time this year.
Quote of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game
“First thing, mad respect for Baylor. The effort that they put forth in the game we were fortunate enough to come away with a victory. Secondly, my team is awesome. I love them to death. They responded to the challenge that I gave them at the half to show some character and go out fighting. I told them if they did what they were capable of doing, they could win the game. And we went out there and executed it to perfection. I thought the second half was ours to be had and they took advantage of it.”
The lift of earning the penalty kick
“You just got to get one. You can’t score three goals at one time. As soon as you score one, the “mighty mo” changes and the tide changes. We took advantage of that.”
On what he’s seen from his team this year
“Character. We want to have a culture of character in our program. We want to do whatever it takes to win. As a program, we are getting to a point where it is second nature.”
• TCU improved to 3-3-2 in the Big 12 Championships.
• The Horned Frogs are 4-11-4 all-time in conference tournaments.
• TCU and Baylor went to overtime in the conference tournament for the second straight year.
• TCU will play in the Big 12 championship game for the second time in program history (2012).
• Allison Ganter took the team-lead with her eighth goal of the year. It was her 11th career goal.
• Ganter registered her fourth multi-point game of the season with an assist on the game-tying goal. She has three assists this year and six for her career.
• Ganter is now 2-for-2 on penalty kicks in her career.
• Michelle Prokof tallied her fifth assist of the year and the 14th of his career.
• The assist was Prokof’s 66th career point, tying her for third all-time with Lizzy Karoly (2006-09). The 14 assists are tie for fifth all-time with Tiffany Goetz (1998-01).
• Faith Carter scored her seventh goal of the season and the 10th of her career.
• Meghan Murphy notched her second goal of the season and the sixth of her career. It was her third career game-winning goal.
TCU (12-5-2, 2-5-1 Big 12) advances to Sunday’s championhsip game. The Frogs will play No. 1 West Virginia at 2:30 p.m. on FS1.