Frogs Battle Back For 3-3 Tie At Louisville In Season Finale
Oct. 30, 2004
Louisville, Ky. - The Frogs needed to win to advanced to the Conference USA Tournament, but came away with a 3-3 tie against the Louisville Cardinals. Trailing 3-1, the Frogs staged a furious comeback in the final 10 minutes of the contest to push the game into extra frames, but were unable to pick up the game-winner. With two goals in the contest, Jessi Moore surpassed the 100-point mark for her four-year career. She finishes her career with 103 career points, scoring 35 goals and tallying 33 assists. In her TCU career, Moore has scored 41 points, which ties her for fifth all-time in TCU history.
TCU jumped out to the early 1-0 lead on Moore's ninth goal of the season. Just two minutes in the Frogs received a direct kick that Moore buried in the back of the net. The Frogs held their ground as Louisville battled to tie the game. Lindsay White made two saves following the goal, but the Cardinals finally got the equalizer in the 24th minute on a Jamie Craft shot.
The Cardinals didn't stop there as they took the lead in the 28th minute on Monique Gjini's seventh goal of the season. White saved Gjini's initial shot, but she stayed in and picked up her rebound and buried it in the goal for the 2-1 lead.
The game remained 2-1 for the rest of the half. The Cardinals outshot the Frogs 10-4 in the frame, including five shots on goal. White did what she could, making three stops.
The Frogs pushed hard to start the second half, trying to tie the game. The Frogs took the first four shots of the half, but couldn't beat goalkeeper Meredith Miller. Louisville took advantage and fired off seven straight shots and finally hit paydirt in the 73rd minute, making it 3-1. Erica Robinson picked up another rebound off of a White save and buried it for her first career goal.
The Frogs didn't waste anytime mounting a comeback as they made it 2-1 on Cara Toulouse's second goal of the season. She, too, buried the shot from 18 yards out in the 80th minute.
Just three minutes later, Moore knotted the score at three with her second goal of the game. She took a shot from 10 yards out to tie the game.
The Cardinals once again outshot the Frogs in the half, 9-7, but the Frogs beat the Cardinals on the scoreboard 2-1. White made four saves in the period.
The overtime periods didn't yield much offense as only three shots on goal were taken, two by the Frogs and one by the Cardinals. The Frogs had all three shots in the first overtime, while Louisville outshot them 3-1 in the second overtime.
The Frogs wrap up the 2004 season with 6-11-1 record and a 4-5-1 mark in C-USA action.