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Soccer ties Iowa State in Big 12 opener
Messiah Bright dribbles down the field against Stephen F. Austin on August 23, 2018. Photo courtesy of
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The TCU soccer team tied with the Iowa State Cyclones 2-2 in overtime to open Big 12 play.

The scoring began early with Iowa State senior forward Klasey Medelberg shooting a high shot that went right under the crossbar to give the team the lead in the fifth minute.

The Horned Frogs kept the game close until halftime and came out firing in the second half with Messiah Bright scoring her third goal of the season in the 47th minute to tie the game at one.

“I know we can battle back,” said head coach Eric Bell. “I know we can be a good team.”

Iowa State pulled the lead right back 10 minutes later when sophomore Kassi Ginther scored on a corner kick to give the Cyclones a 2-1 lead.

TCU’s 32 total shots, the second time this season they’ve surpassed 30 attempts, payed off in the 68th minute when Yazmeen Ryan tied the game with a penalty kick goal.

The game then went to overtime where the Horned Frogs out-shot the Cyclones 8-0 but were unable to get the game winning goal across.

“Soccer is an interesting game because you can dominate on the score sheet and still lose or tie the game,” said Bell. “We weren’t as cutthroat as we needed to be from an attacking perspective and we had one too many miscues defensively.”

The Horned Frogs still have yet to lose a game at home this season and will look to continue that streak when they take on West Virginia Sunday at 1 p.m.

We did show some resiliency, but we didn’t quite get to the peak of the mountain,” said Bell. “We have to be better and hopefully we will be on Sunday.”

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