Tech Rebounds to Defeat TCU 2-1
Oct. 9, 2011
"TCU came out and sat in deep on us--making us play our way through via our back line," head coach Tom Stone said. "Casey (McCall) and Bridget (Jenkins) did a great job spreading out and getting Jae (Hinkle) and Taylor Narvaiz the ball on the flanks. Hinkle was flying down the left side early and it set a good tone for our attack."
The Red Raiders (9-4-2) got on the board before the end of the first half after nearly giving up a goal on the defensive end. Hinkle got forward down the left side in the 44th minute. The freshman bent the ball perfectly to Madison Terry who headed the ball in for her fourth goal of the season. Hinkle now leads the team with three assists.
"Madison is having one heck of a senior year," Stone said. "Her goal tonight was pure guts and attitude--great header but the way she went after it was the most impressive part. That kind of leadership on the field is what you want from your seniors."
The two teams traded possessions in the second half as TCU (6-7-1) started applying more pressure. Tech's depth started to prevail from key reserves, which have played an integral part all season.
"We really enjoyed great minutes from our depth tonight," Stone said. Madison, Morgan (Johnson), Mallory (Yacullo), Jessica Disabella, Sarah (Ellison), and Erin (Inman) all came in and made big contributions--we don't win tonight without that group playing as hard as they did."
"Tiffni and Fuston are playing lights out right now--they have great presence in the middle of the field for us," Stone said.
Tech took a 2-0 lead on Fuston's seventh goal of the season in the 64th minutes. Johnson flew down the right side before connection with Fuston into the box. The sophomore headed the ball into the back of the net to give the Red Raiders a 2-0 lead.
"Morgan looked like she was shot out of a cannon when she came out of the back to get onto Madison's pass and serve to Jessica," Stone said. "Both goals were special tonight--both great headers off crosses from our left and right back."
TCU was able to get on the board in the 90th after the Red Raiders were called for a hand ball in the box. Brooke Kviz was awarded a penalty kick and beat Victoria Esson to make the score 2-1.
Esson made six saves on the night in a near shutout. Fuston led the team with four shots on the night in 90 minutes of play.
The Red Raiders will return to action Friday, Oct. 14th at the John Walker Soccer Complex against Kansas.