Heckendorn's late goal gives Frogs an unforgettable victory

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A pair of second half goals from the Horned Frogs erased a halftime deficit and capped a TCU rally for a 2-1 win against Northern Colorado Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Emma Heckendorn’s goal with 85 seconds left lifted the Frogs over the Bears in TCU’s fourth game of the season.

A majority of the possession was controlled by the Frogs, but Northern Colorado capitalized on its minimal opportunities by getting the ball past sophomore goalkeeper Katie Lund and into the half with a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, it was apparent that the Frogs wouldn’t give up. Their persistence led to many great scoring opportunities late in the game. The Frogs fought hard in the box, earned corner kicks, and got off many quality shots.

A Northern Colorado foul in the 62nd minute gave the Frogs the opportunity they needed to gain momentum in the contest. Junior midfielder Karitas Tomasdottir cleaned up the ball in the box to tie the game.

With under two minutes left in the game, senior defender Ryan Williams dished the ball to an open Heckendorn, whose shot slid by the goalkeeper and into the far post. The goal served as the game-winner for the Frogs. The goal was Heckendorn’s 13th career goal.

With her assist on the game-winner, Williams tallied her 13th career assist, moving her to seventh all-time on the leaderboard.

The comeback marked the first of its kind by the Frogs since Nov. 4, 2016, when TCU came back from a halftime deficit against Baylor in the Big 12 Championships.

The Frogs will return to Garvey-Rosenthal stadium for a matchup against Ball State Sept. 1. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.