Soccer win streak snapped against Washington, fall 3-1

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TCU struggled defensively on Sunday, allowing all 11 shots on target, as well as three goals. Photo by Jack Wallace

No. 17 TCU soccer could not extend their historic win streak to seven on Sunday as they fell 3-1 at home to Washington in their first-ever meeting.

The Frogs surrendered back-to-back goals within five minutes of each other to go down 2-0 at the 37th minute, marking the first time TCU had trailed at home all season and their first time to trail in any match since losing 2-0 to Florida State to open the season.

“I’m not certain of that,” head coach Eric Bell said on the positives of the match. “After watching tape and seeing with my goggles that I use during the game weren’t too positive. So we have to look at things and figure some things out and move forward.”

The Frogs outshot Washington 9-5 in the first half, but all five of Washington’s shots were on-target, with TCU only posting four on goal.

The second half didn’t fare much better for the Frogs, as the Huskies managed another six shots, again all on-target.

Messiah Bright was TCU’s lone goalscorer against Washington, preventing a shutout. Photo by Jack Wallace

TCU was able to slip a goal in the 56th minute by Messiah Bright, her fifth of the year, assisted by both Tayla Christensen and Yazmeen Ryan.

This was Ryan’s fifth assist on the year.

The Huskies would go on to score just moments later in the 58th minute, sealing the victory for Washington.

TCU’s three goals allowed were the most in in any home match since their 3-0 loss to West Virginia on Oct. 21, 2016.

Schedule congestion was another tough factor for the Frogs, as they had their fifth match in the last 15 days. A week of rest before their road trip to Arizona will be critical.

“Well, hopefully we get the rest up and get some people that are a little nicked up and get them healthy and ready to roll on Saturday night,” Bell said.

The Frogs will kickoff against Arizona in Tucson at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.