TCU defeats Houston Baptist 2-1


    The TCU women's soccer team defeated  Houston Baptist Sunday night, thanks to a pair of goals by Makenzie Koch.

    The 2-1 overtime victory ensured the Frogs ended their four-game road trip with a 2-1-1 record.  

    The Frogs saw their lead disappear in the waning moments of the game, thanks to a Houston Baptist penalty kick . However, Koch put the team in front with a goal from a corner kick in the opening minutes of overtime

    Head coach Eric Bell was pleased with the way the team played in the second half, although he said the Frogs started off "flat" and did not play with "enough energy" in the first 20-25 minutes. He was also proud of the way the team fought to win the game after Houston Baptist's penalty kick.

    "It was unfortunate to give up the penalty kick goal, but I was happy with the team's ability to come back and fight," he said. "It was nice to get the goal in the first overtime. Definitely a good growing moment for our program."

    The Frogs drew first blood after a scoreless first half with Koch slotting her shot past the Houston Baptist goalkeeper in the 52nd minute following the feed from Bobbi Clemmer.

    Houston Baptist equalized in the 85th minute on a penalty kick from Rebekah Tovar after a TCU foul in the penalty area.

    Nevertheless, Koch put the game to rest with her goal in the 92 minute and the Frogs never looked back.

    TCU will open the home portion of its schedule Friday night when it hosts Illinois State at 7 p.m

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