The TCU women’s soccer team outshot Texas State 25-10 on Friday but lost to the Bobcats 3-0 Sunday afternoon in front of 2,265 fans at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. The loss was the fifth time the Frogs have been held scoreless this season.
The storyline of the game was TCU’s lack of aggression in the first half. The Frogs didn’t take their first shot of the game until 10 minutes in and only took seven shots the entire half.
The Bobcats were even less aggressive but were extremely efficient, scoring two goals in the first half off only five shots.
Texas State got the scoring started early when Britney Curry broke through the TCU defense and tapped the ball into an open net in the second minute. TCU had several chances to tie the game shortly afterward, with the first coming in the 10th minute when senior Jackie Torda missed a shot wide right.
Four minutes later, sophomore Kim Castleberry had a one-on-one opportunity about eight yards out, but her shot was stopped by a save from Bobcat goalie Lauren Frazier.
Texas State extended its lead in the 28th minute when Taylor Person scored on another open net opportunity. During the rest of the half, the Bobcats continued to slow the pace of the game, keeping TCU from gaining any momentum, and went in at halftime with a 2-0 lead.
Texas State started the second half with a quick goal from defender Taylor Kelley. Kelley’s goal was an unassisted strike from about 20 yards out that was just high enough to get over the arms of TCU goalie Kelsey Walters but just low enough to get under the crossbar.
The 3-0 deficit seemed to loosen up the Frogs a bit, as they started to be more aggressive and take more shots.
In the 57th minute, TCU had several shots on goal, and three minutes later, midfielder Alex Mechalske had a corner kick that was almost headed in the goal. But the Frogs couldn’t capitalize on either of these opportunities and never had a viable chance to score the rest of the game.
The loss dropped TCU to 5-5-1 on the season. The Frogs will be back in action this Friday when they open up Mountain West Conference play at San Diego State. The Aztecs are 3-7-3 on the year.