Own goal lifts Colorado College past TCU
Sept. 28, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU outshot Colorado College, 16-5, but the Tigers scored off an own goal in the 52nd minute to win the match 1-0 at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium Friday night.
The Horned Frogs came out of the gates with a strong offensive performance that produced seven of the first eight shots through the first 27 minutes of the match. Overall, TCU outshot CC in the first half, 8-1, tallying seven shots on goal.
Lizzy Karoly looked to put TCU on the board early in the match, but watched as her shot was saved by Tiger goalkeeper Geneva Sills. Michelle Nguyen, a sophomore from Richardson, almost broke the tie in the 23rd minute, but had her shot blocked by the Tiger defense.
Following the half, the Horned Frogs continued to pressure Colorado College, but couldn't find the back of the net despite posting four shots on goal during the period.
Colorado College was able to take the lead in the game off an unfortunate play in the Horned Frog box. Following a corner kick by the Tigers Jessica Beinlich, the TCU defense tried to clear the ball out of the box off a header, but watched as the ball dropped right behind freshman Kelsey Walters for the lone goal of the night. The goal was credited as an own goal.
On defense, TCU held Colorado College to two shots on goal for the match, including pitching a shut out in the first half. Walters saved one shot on the night, while Sills stopped six balls.
For the match, senior Lesley Parkinson saw her first action of the season, while Karoly led the Horned Frog attack with seven shots, including four shots on goal.
TCU moved to 3-6-0 on the year with the loss, while Colorado College, who is ranked No. 9 in the Central Region by the NSCAA, improved to 5-2-2.
The Horned Frogs will look to get back on the winning track on Sunday at Houston. Start time for the match is set for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on CSTV.