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No. 10 TCU soccer’s battle with Texas ends in double OT draw

Freshman Camryn Lancaster tallies fourth goal this season. (Photo courtesy of: GoFrogs)

The Frogs saw their first draw of the season after a 1-1 tie against the Longhorns in Austin on Thursday night.

Despite gaining an advantage in the opening minutes of the match, No. 10 TCU soccer was unable to produce much more offense for the rest of the match.

“We were able to create some things in the second half and overtime, but we have to figure out a way to win the game,” head coach Eric Bell said.  

First-year forward Camryn Lancaster put the Horned Frogs on the board just 10 minutes into the match. Senior Messiah Bright played a throw-in to Lancaster, and she took on three defenders to blast a shot from the top of the 18. The ball went over Longhorn goalkeeper Savannah Madden’s head and bounced into the back of the net from the crossbar. 

Five minutes into the second half, Texas turned the match into a 1-1 game when senior Julia Grosso found freshman Trinity Byars wide open at the top of 18, who then slipped the ball into the right-hand corner of the goal. 

At the end of regulation, the Horned Frogs had 18 shots on goal, and the Longhorns had 21, but neither team got a go-ahead shot to fall, sending the game to overtime.

In the first overtime, Bright and junior Gracie Brian both had opportunities to secure the win. Bright’s header on the corner went over the goal, and Brian’s shot was blocked wide by Madden for a corner. In the second overtime, TCU’s only shot on goal came from Lancaster. 

“I’m happy with the effort throughout the game,” Bell said. “We were covering a lot of ground and playing a lot of minutes, so I’m proud of that as far as how we competed.”

Lancaster’s lone goal of the evening was her 4th goal this season and Bright’s first assist of the season. 

The contest draw now moves TCU to 8-2-1 on the season and 1-1-1 in Big 12 play.

TCU begins a three-match homestand Sunday, Oct. 2 when it hosts Houston in its final non-conference match of the season. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., and the match will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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