TCU Soccer lost 2-1 in overtime to No. 25 Kansas Friday. Kansas scored first, on a low shot by Grace Hagan in the 31st minute. The Horned Frogs answered quickly, when first-year Maddy Warren shot a high ball from over 30 yards out to tie the game in the 39th minute. The teams would each have multiple chances to take the lead in the second half, but ultimately ended regulation knotted at one. Jayhawks junior defender Eva Eliasdottir would end the overtime period quickly, scoring two minutes into it to give the Jayhawks their fourth Big 12 win. “We played hard but didn’t come out on the right end. I really felt us and Kansas were evenly matched,” said Head Coach Eric Bell “It could have gone either way and I knew it could be like this.”
The Horned Frogs continued their Kansas road trip on Sunday, defeating Kansas State 2-1. “It’s always good to get a win on the road in the league,” said Head Coach Eric Bell. Senior McKenzie Oliver’s 23rd minute goal gave the team an early lead. They would finish with an impressive 14 shots on goal in the first half. The Wildcats tied the game early in the second half, scoring off of a corner kick in the 46th minute. TCU continued their aggressive attitude on offense, tallying 13 more shots on goal in the second half. The would outshoot the Wildcats 25-4, including sophomore Natalee Heiser’s game winning goal in the 69th minute. “She has a knack for being in the right place at the right time,” Bell said of Heiser. “Lucky for us, today she was there to get the header.”
The men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up their regular season at the Arturo Barrios Invitational in College Station, Texas, this weekend. The women finished 13th overall. Sophomore Evelyn Mandel led the women, finishing 26th at a time of 21:33.9. “On the women’s side, I thought our top three raced really well,” said cross country coach Jennifer Fazioli. “They moved up the entire way which is always encouraging on a humid and windy day.” The men were led by a trio of first-years – Sean Byrne, Lakelin Conrad, and Blaine Stuart. Byrne beat his season high by 30 seconds. “For the guys, they’re working much better as a team. I’m starting to see what I see in workouts and that’s translating into races,” Fazioli said. The teams return to action when they travel to the Big 12 championships in Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 26.
The TCU Men’s Golf team finished first in the inaugural Big 12 Match Play Tournament. The team finished 3-1-1 over the three day tournament, including a tie against defending national champion Oklahoma State. The team defeated Kansas State, West Virginia, and Texas Tech. The tournament was held at The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Houston.