Soccer rolls to third consecutive victory with 1-0 win over rival SMU

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TCU soccer’s win streak extended to three games after a 1-0 win over Metroplex rivals SMU Sunday.

“When you come across town to a ranked opponent and face a challenging environment and opponent and come out with a 1-0 win, that makes me pretty proud of our team,” head coach Eric Bell said.

The Mustangs heavily outshot the Horned Frogs, with 16 shots to TCU’s seven.

TCU’s Gracie Bryan recorded her fourth goal of the season, securing a three-match scoring streak. She is responsible for four of the nine TCU goals this season.

Junior Tara Smith provided the lone assist, the ninth of her career and fifth of the season, which marks a career high.

The win also brought TCU to a third consecutive shutout, outscoring opponents 9-0 over the last three outings. Emily Alvarado, TCU’s starting goalkeeper, has allowed only two goals over the Frogs’ first four matches.

“When she needs to, she is able to make some incredible saves,” Bell said regarding Alvarado. “We have to count on her from time to time to do that and that is something I have confidence in her to do. She played very well in goal today.”

This win gives TCU a 4-1-1 record over the last six meetings with the Mustangs, an even more impressive record considering the 0-2-25 start the Frogs had, dating back to 1986.

TCU will return home for a two-match homestand this week, beginning with Little Rock at 7 p.m. Thursday night.