K.D. Waters Leads Frogs To 9-1 Victory Over Texas Wesleyan
Aug. 16, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs picked up an exhibition win over Texas Wesleyan Tuesday afternoon at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. Freshman K.D. Waters had a monster day on the field, picking up four goals in a 9-1 victory. The Frogs poured on the offense in outshooting the Lady Rams 35-5 and taking 19 shots on goal.
"I was pleased with the effort our kids put forth from the start of the game," remarked head coach Dan Abdalla. "We got a little bit sloppy at the end and we need to be sharper. We need to keep getting better."
The offensive chances came early and often for the Frogs in the victory. The teams played three 30-minute periods and the Frogs capitalized in each period. A four-goal first period set the tone for the rest of the match. Karissa Hill got the scoring started in the 13th minute. She dribbled the ball from midfield and took the shot from 20 yards out, blasting it over the goalkeeper's head for a 1-0 lead.
Freshman Caroline Starns made it 2-0 with her first collegiate goal. Her initial shot was blocked by a defender, but she recovered and buried the rebound. Waters picked up her first goal in the 15th minute. The Frogs earned a corner kick, which was taken by junior, Kim Thompson, who fed the ball into the goal area where Waters was waiting. In the scrum, Waters pushed the ball past the goalkeeper for a 3-0 lead. A Thompson goal rounded out the scoring in the first period.
In the second frame, the Frogs tacked on two goals to take a 6-0 lead. Waters picked up her second goal in the period, while Lauren Pope tallied her first goal in her TCU career.
Waters was the highlight of the third period, showcasing her strong leg. She took advantage of two direct kicks off Wesleyan fouls to pick up her third and fourth goals of the game.
Wesleyan's lone score of the contest came late in the third period. Shannon Bohon lobbed a shot over Katy Buchanan's head to make it an 8-1 game. Buchanan faced four shots, making three saves.
Angie Nickens, who had taken seven shots, five of which were on goal, finally hit paydirt in the 88th minute. Nickens dribbled the ball all the way down the field and blasted it past Wesleyan goalkeeper, Holly Rowland's head.
"I was pleasantly surprised with Caroline Starns, Angie Nickens and K.D. Waters in the forward position," said Abdalla. "I thought that those three did a very good job forming a strong combination up top."
The Frogs will play a final exhibition match at home on Sunday, August 21 against Texas Women's. Match time is slated for 5:00 p.m. The regular season will kick-off on August 26 at Garvey-Rosenthal when the Frogs will play host to Texas Tech. Match time is also set for 5:00 p.m.