2011 Top Moments: Tech Picks Up Road Win in Ft. Worth over TCU
The Red Raiders picked their second road win in a week when they outlasted TCU in Ft. Worth on Oct. 9
Dec. 21, 2011
*** The Texas Tech soccer team has improved on its previous year in each of the last five seasons under head coach Tom Stone. In 2011, several milestones were reached and more records were broken as the Red Raiders continues their climb towards the top of the Big 12 Conference.
"Despite the disappointment of not being selected to the NCAA Tournament at the end of the season, we will look back at 2011 as another stop forward," Stone said. "A true style of play emerged for us this year, we had real depth for the first time and we had some significant wins at home and on the road. All these experiences set the table nicely for our 2012 campaign."
TexasTech.com will take a look at the Top Five Soccer Moments from 2011 over the next five days and let the fans decide on their favorite on the final day by going to the official Facebook page of the Texas Tech Athletic Department.
RED RAIDERS OUTLAST HORNED FROGS IN DFW
Late in the 2011 season, the Red Raiders picked up a crucial non-conference 2-1 win over TCU in Ft. Worth. Both senior Madison Terry and sophomore Jessica Fuston scored critical goals in the match to push Texas Tech past the Horned Frogs in front of 2,431 fans at Rosenthal Stadium on Oct. 9.
After setting a school record with 2,176 in attendance at a `Blacked Out' John Walker Soccer Complex on Friday night, fans followed the Red Raiders to the Metroplex where they again packed the stands for Tech's showdown at TCU on Sunday.
The Red Raiders 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 and the freshman bent the ball perfectly to Terry who headed the ball in for her fourth goal of the season.
"Her [Terry] goal was pure guts and attitude," head coach Tom Stone said. "It was a 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."
With the win, the Red Raiders improved to 9-4 overall on the season before returning home for their final two Big 12 matches of the year including their instant classic 3-2 double-overtime win over Texas.
The two teams traded possessions in the second half as TCU started applying more pressure. However, Tech's depth began to prevail from key reserves.
Tech took a 2-0 lead on Fuston's seventh goal of the season in the 64th minute. 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--both great headers off crosses from our left and right back."
TCU was able to get on the board in the 90th minute 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 while Fuston led the team with four shots in 90 minutes of play.