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Horned Frogs Soccer Team Start Season with a 3-0 Streak

Tcu soccer player cutouts in different colors of purple with text explaining tcu soccers 3-0 streak
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Frog Soccer Red Hot 3-0 Start

The TCU Lady Horned Frogs Soccer improves to a 3-0 streak in a predictable red hot start. The Horned Frogs faced their third opponent of the season Sunday, August 29th, at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. In this contest, the team took on the UTRGV Lady Vaqueros. In the game, the Lady Frogs would dominate the game, improving to 3-0. 

First Half

        In a team effort, it took little time for the Lady Frogs to jump ahead early. The scoring barrage began with Grace Collins. Collins scored only four minutes into the game after working the ball down the field, adding a 1-0 count to the scoreboard. 

Only 13 minutes later, the Lady Frogs would strike again from a feed from Collins to Gracie Brian. Collins set the scene with Brian receiving the ball in the high center of the field. Now set up to cash in on the goal, Brian extended the score to 2-0 and scored her first goal of the season. 

Now up 2-0, TCU would head into the half with a lead. During the halftime break, the game became temporarily postponed due to lightning. After the 70-minute weather delay, the team would come back in the second half, looking to put away the Lady Vaqueros. 

Second Half

      After restarting the contest, the Lady Frogs would waste no time adding points on the board. In a high-level passing scheme, Messiah Bright would receive the ball from Michelle Slater. Then Bright would take the ball back to score to go up 3-0. In her second goal of the season, Bright would have an excellent game by scoring only 10 minutes after the start of the break and playing well on both ends. 

Fast forward 11 minutes Oli Pena and Payton Crews had their time to shine. In that time, Pena took a pass from Crews. A phenomenal shot over the reaching hands of the goal would score the Lady Frogs’ fourth goal of the contest. After that, now up 4-0, the team would go on to score two more times. 

Both goals would come from assists from Camryn Lancaster in the 61st and 71st minutes. The first would come from a long cross-field pass to Brian, who would earn her second point of the contest making it 5-0. 

The next and last point of the contest came from Lauren Memory, with a grand finale perfect pass from her head in a dramatic fashion. Now up 6-0, the Lady Frogs would coast out the rest of the game. Completed with a solid defensive effort, the contest ended with a final score of 6-0. 

Overview

        After defeating UTRGV by a final score of 6-0, the TCU Women’s Soccer team moves onto their third win of the season. Now off to a 3-0 streak start, the Lady Frogs will play one more home game before hitting the road. Catch them against Colorado Thursday, September 2nd, at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

After that, the team will look to improve to 4-0, on a three-game road series against Pittsburgh, Alabama, and Ohio State. Keep an eye on the nationally ranked Lady Frogs to improve their record and play as they look for a Big 12 and National Championship caliber season. 

Click here for a recap of the first two games.

Story by Trinity Porter

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