Torda's late goal lifts TCU past UTSA, 1-0
Sept. 11, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jackie Torda netted a goal in the 85th minute off an assist from Lizzy Karoly to give TCU a 1-0 victory over UT-San Antonio Tuesday night at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
The Horned Frogs came out of the gates with a strong offensive performance that produced 10 of the first 12 shots through the first 25 minutes of the match. Overall, TCU outshot UTSA in the first half, 16-3, tallying eight shots on goal.
"I thought we played extremely well attacking wise. We were able to get behind their defense and create some chances," said assistant coach Mark Plakorus.
Early in the half, Torda missed on two-straight chances to put TCU on the board as she watched as her shots were saved by Roadrunner goalkeeper Kasi Hebert. Chelsea Cody, a freshman from Oklahoma City, Okla., almost broke the tie 11 minutes into the match, but had her shot blocked by a UTSA defender.
Following the half, the Horned Frogs continued to pressure the Roadrunners, but failed to find the back of the net until Torda connected from inside the box late in the game.
On defense, Kelsey Walters, who posted her first career shutout, stopped two balls, while Hebert blocked 10 shots and faced constant pressure throughout the night.
"The defense did a great job working together tonight. I was very impressed with our defense," said Plakorus.
Cody led the Horned Frog offensive attack with seven shots, including three shots on goal. TCU outshot UTSA for the match, 28-7.
Overall, TCU improved to 2-2-0 on the year, while UTSA dropped to 1-3-1. On the night, Torda netted her second goal of the year in front of 886 people at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. The shutout in the second period marked the third consecutive game that TCU has shut out its opponent for the half.
The Horned Frogs will next be in action on Friday against Texas Tech. Start time for the match is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.