Forwards Messiah Bright and Grace Collins each scored in the first nine minutes, as No. 6 TCU soccer defeated Texas Tech 2-0 on Friday night to stay undefeated on the season.
“We knew that they might throw something at us a little bit different and they did with their shape,” head coach Eric Bell said. “Fortunately for us, we were able to get two goals relatively quickly against their shape. It was a good cushion for us to help us settle down and start playing TCU soccer.”
TCU scored the goals on their first two shots of the game. The first was in the fifth minute as Payton Crews found Bright for her first goal of the season.
Four minutes after Bright scored, Collins put another one in the net to give the Frogs a commanding 2-0 lead.
Texas Tech made an effort to respond, but goalie Emily Alvarado stopped all eight of the Red Raider’s shots to record her 17th career shutout.
“I’m happy with the overall performance,” Bell said. “We get another shutout. Emily [Alvarado] does a good job. The backline and the front six do a good job preventing shots and fighting. It wasn’t the prettiest, but it is a good win for us.”
For the first time since 2018, TCU is unbeaten through five games. The win Friday was also the 100th overall win at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
“Texas Tech is a good team,” Bell said. “The record doesn’t show that, but they are well-coached, and they are going to be prepared. They threw something at us that our kids were able to handle, so I’m proud of our group for dealing with it.”
TCU will now begin a three-game road trip starting at Kansas. The game is set for Thursday, Oct. 22, and will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.