Cougar Soccer Shut Down by TCU
Oct. 8, 2004
The TCU Horned Frogs dominated from start to finish as they handed the University of Houston women's soccer team a 3-0 loss on Friday afternoon at Garvey-Rosenthal in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The chances came early and often for TCU in the first half. Just four minutes into the contest, Kelly Potysman sent a deep pass down the field. Laura Greenberg tracked it down and fed it to a waiting Jessi Moore. Moore's shot sailed just wide for TCU's first score.
With 27 minutes to go in the half, Moore found herself with a wide-open angle shot. Three minutes later Bjarnvieg Birgisdottir took a shot that skimmed just over the top of the crossbar.
TCU capitalized again in the 23rd minute. Greenberg picked up a long pass and fed it over to Moore. On a give-and-go, Moore fed the ball back to Greenberg who beat Olive and shot it into the empty net to give the Frogs a 1-0 lead.
Greenberg connected again in the 43rd minute on a pass from Sarah Linden. Linden received the feed from Moore and put it right at the foot of Greenberg, who blasted it high over the keeper's head.
The Frogs picked up another goal in the second half, despite Houston out-shooting the Frogs, 8-5, in the period.
Houston's leading scorer, Nikki Hawkins tried to spoil the shutout as she took a header off of a corner kick. Her shot rang off the crossbar and bounced straight down without going over the line.
In all, TCU outshot the Cougars 19-12, including a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal.
With the loss, Houston falls to 4-9-0 overall on the year, including 1-3-0 in C-USA play.