Late Horned Frog Goal Forces 1-1 Draw at TCU
Sarah Ellison scored her second goal of the season Friday night at TCU.
Oct. 19, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - Texas Tech had all of the pieces in place heading into the final minutes of regulation Friday night at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. The Red Raiders dominated the attack, scored a first half goal and were headed towards their fourth conference victory of the season.
But a late TCU goal in the 89th minute of play suddenly forced overtime before Texas Tech settled for its first draw of the season, tying the Horned Frogs 1-1 after two periods of extra play.
"The first 45 minutes was some of the best soccer I've seen out of this group," head coach Tom Stone said. "We were all over them and had great pressure, great defense and we scored a great goal."
With the tie, Texas Tech moves to 12-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Big 12 play with a Sunday match at Kansas set to close out the weekend.
Texas Tech's opening score of the game came by way of a corner kick from the far side off the foot of sophomore Jaelene Hinkle. Ellison took the feed inside the box and headed it past TCU goalkeeper Vittoria Arnold to give the Red Raiders a 1-0 advantage.
The goal was Ellison's second of the season while Hinkle picked up her team-leading fifth assist of the season. Hinkle now has nine assists for her career.
TCU tied the match with just over a minute remaining in regulation when Monica Alvarado found the back of the net and forced the Red Raiders into just their third overtime match of the season.
Tech went on to outshoot TCU 9-5 in overtime.
The Red Raiders set a season-high for shots in the first half of a match as they controlled the opening 45 minutes of play outshooting the Horned Frogs by a margin of 15-1.
Freshman Janine Beckie led the Red Raiders with a game-high 12 shots while junior Jessica Fuston and senior Tiffini Smith both added five. Four of Fuston's five shots were on target. Beckie's 12 shots were one shy of her career-high for a single match.
Texas Tech will conclude its two-match road trip Sunday in Lawrence with a 1 p.m. match against Kansas at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Red Raiders will return home for their season-finale on Oct. 26 against Oklahoma State at the John Walker Soccer Complex as part of the NSCAA/Fox Soccer College Game of the Week.
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