TCU Women’s Soccer Defeats Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M In Season Openers
After coming off a Big 12 championship, Frog soccer is back in action with a 2-0 record. Now ranked number 6 in the nation, the Frogs came to play an electric season opener against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. Then in their second game of the season, the Lady Horned Frogs would return home to take on Texas A&M in their home opener.
TCU vs. SFA
Once kicking off at 7 P.M. in Nacogdoches, Texas, the Horned Frogs came out blazing. Just 11 minutes into the game, junior forward Grace Collins found the net after an assist from Gracie Brian. After this, the assists just kept coming.
Brian set up another play to feed Grace Collins, with Messiah Bright finishing off in the net. Making the score 2-0. In her first collegiate game, freshman Camryn Lancaster scored with the help of sophomore Olivia Hasler. The Frogs closed the first half up by a score of 3-0.
Back from the half, Collins struck again for her second goal of the night. Meanwhile, Brian racked up her third assist. Back on the scoreboard for the second time of the night, Lancaster finished off the feed from Lauren Memory. Making her collegiate debut one to remember.
TCU vs SFA Continued
Now up 6-0 in the contest Marz Akins stepped up by making a corner kick. In the 76th minute of the competition. The game’s last score came only minutes later from Maddy Warren, who scored in a dramatic fashion—doing so by taking the ball and kicking it from 25 yards out to tie up the barrage of points for the Frogs.
An interesting statistic that came out of the game was the seven goals. The scores were the most scored in a game by the Lady Horned Frogs since 2016. With the win and contribution from most of the team. TCU would then head home to prepare for a formidable opponent in Texas A&M for their home opener.
TCU vs. Texas A&M Home Opener
In TCU’s second game of the season and home opener at the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium & Jane Justin Field House in Fort Worth, Texas, the Lady Horned Frogs took on the Texas A&M Aggies. This game proved to be a competitive match when at the time TCU was ranked #8 with A&M ranked #9. The Aggies would put up a fight, but a consistent game on both ends and halves would propel the Frogs to a 2-0 record.
The Lady Frogs started the contest on fire and from there never slowed down. Only 11 minutes into the contest, TCU would take their first lead of the game until the second half. The goal came courtesy of an Aggie, Jenna Winebrenner, and Brandi Johnson.
The sequence of the goal began when Winebrenner began to charge down the field and found Johnson. Johnson, who was now in possession of the ball in an attempt to pass Messiah Bright, had the ball come off a defender’s leg. Forcing the ball into the net for the first points of the game for the Lady Frogs.
In the second half of the game, TCU would begin with possession of the ball and have looks at a shot but were unable to tally up those points. Fast forward to the 77th minute of the contest; the Lady Horned Frogs were able to get another possession with another point.
TCU vs Texas A&M Continued
It began with Grace Brian, who would pass to Oli Pena and from there be able to get the ball to Peterson with some fancy ball movement. Now in position Peterson would take the shot to put up the Lady Frogs 2-0 in the contest. Now with a 2-0 lead and a small cushion, TCU would just have to close out the game.
Only 10 minutes later, the Aggies would score their first points of the contest and cut the Lady Frogs’ lead in half. After the score, the Lady Horned Frogs would tighten up their defense and hold onto their lead to win 2-1.
In the intense top 10 ranked matchup between the two teams, the game would gather the largest numbers in attendance at a TCU Women’s Soccer game. With a total of 2,994 and a packed stadium, Lady Horned Frogs fans would show up in record numbers.
Overall, the first home and away game and the TCU Women’s Soccer team’s first top ten matchup went well. With a 2-0 start to the season. With a 7-0 win against Stephen F. Austin and a 2-1 win against Texas A&M, the Lady Frogs start off the season with a bang. Now with the momentum on their side. The team will head into their third game of the season against UTRGV at home in Fort Worth, Texas.
With a team full of playmakers and experience. Look for the TCU Women’s Soccer team to continue their dominance throughout the season.
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Story written by Campus Live Employee Trinity Porter