Tournament Run Ends In Heartbreak


Nov. 5, 2017

Final Stats


 

KANSAS CITY -- Ryan Williams' first career goal in the 87th minute helped TCU force overtime in the Big 12 Championship game, but Baylor score in the 94th minute to hand the Horned Frogs a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss.

The Rundown
Katie Lund was the story of the first half as she kept the game scoreless with four saves, including a diving stop in the 27th minute on a shot through traffic. TCU generated a pair of corner kicks, but didn't get a shot off.

A more spirted second half saw a back-and-forth battle. TCU outshot the Bears 10-8 in the frame and generated four corner kicks. Lund was strong in net, stopping five of six shots that came her way.

Baylor opened the scoring in the 69th minute. A broken play saw the Bears get some space to move. Aline De Lima sent a cross to the far side and Kennedy Brown tapped it in for a 1-0 lead.

The Frogs dialed up the pressure to get the equalizer. Their efforts were rewarded in the 87th minute. Baylor was whistled for a yellow card about 30 yards out. The ensuing free kick was bounced around inside the 18. A Bear defender was whistled for a hand ball, setting up a penalty kick. Ryan Williams didn't miss as she tied the game at one.

In the first overtime, De Lima fed a ball into space and Lauren Piercy got behind the back line for a shot from six-yards out and the game-winner.

Stat of the Game
9 -- TCU played in a school-record nine overtimes. In the Big 12 Tournament, all three of the Horned Frogs' games went to extra time. TCU is 5-1-3 in overtime games this year.

Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game:

"First off, congratulations to Baylor on a job well-done. As far as we're concerned, I'm very proud of the way we fought back in the second half and the effort that we put into it in the second half as well as overtime was very valiant. Unfortunately we weren't able to create enough scoring opportunities to score a goal. I am very proud of our group; I love our group. Hopefully the NCAA committee saw what we are made of and we can get into the tournament. I think we are one of the top 64 teams in the country. Hopefully we are rewarded on Monday."

Notes
Katie Lund was named the Defensive Player of the Tournament after making 19 saves in the tourney and two more big saves in penalty kicks.
Kayla Hill, Allison Ganter and Ryan Williams were also named to the all-tournament team.
• TCU extended its school record with nine overtime games this season.
• TCU dropped to 5-1-3 in overtime this season.
• TCU fell to 11-6-19 in overtime under the guidance of head coach Eric Bell.
• TCU is now 35-23-51 all-time in overtime games.
• TCU was outshot in a game for just the seventh time this season.
Katie Lund made a season-high nine saves in the match.
Ryan Williams' penalty kick goal was her first career goal.
Yazmeen Ryan, Cachet Lue, Ariana Owens, Kayla Hill, Karitas Tomasdottir and Ryan Williams played the entirety of the match.

Up Next
TCU (12-6-3) will learn its postseason fate on Monday afternoon as the NCAA selection show is set to air on NCAA.com at 3:30.

 

 

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