In the first 67 minutes of the contest between the Bears and the Frogs, the scoreboard read 0-0.
In the 68th minute, Baylor’s Amanda Holland attempted a pass into the penalty area, but the ball bounced right back to her as it hit a TCU defender, leading to an easy first goal of the game after the deflection.
The Frogs were determined not let their arch rival triumph in their last home finale of the year. In the 86th minute, Ryan Williams set up Makenzie Koch with a perfect pass, her team-leading fifth assist of the season, and Koch easily headed the ball in for the equalizer and her second goal of the year.
After Koch’s header, neither team could find that elusive, game-winning goal in either of the two overtimes, leading to a 1-1 tie. Baylor managed to fire three shots on goal in the first overtime, but the Frogs’ goalie Courtney Hofer stopped them all.
In the second overtime, the Frogs got the offense going, firing two shots on goal, but Baylor goalie Sara Martinson refused to let either of two shots to get past her.
TCU head coach Eric Bell said he was pleased with the team’s effort and determination.
“To go down and show resiliency and tie the game was awesome,” Bell said. “The team played their hearts out.”
Bell also said he appreciated the increasing rivalry between the two schools, indicated by the 2,317 fans who came out to the game.
“The rivalry between the two schools in all sports is becoming huge,” Bell said. “That showed with the crowd coming out on a Tuesday night and supporting us, they were fantastic.”
Tuesday’s crowd was the seventh-largest crowd in Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium history.
The Frogs wrapped up their home schedule with a 6-1-2 record after going unbeaten in their last five home matches (3-0-2).
TCU (8-7-2, 2-3-2) will conclude its regular season Friday night against Kansas in Lawrence at 7 p.m.