No. 12 TCU soccer shuts out Kansas to remain undefeated in conference play

TCU midfielder Gracie Brian dribbles the ball towards the Kansas defense on Sept. 25, 2022. (Photo courtesy of

By Sara Littlejohn and Lys Marquez

No. 12 TCU soccer remains undefeated in conference play after they shut out Kansas, 1-0, Sunday at Rock Chalk Park.

Senior midfielder Gracie Brian scored the game-winner to notch the Frogs’ sixth victory of the season.

Brian scored the first goal for the Horned Frogs in the 47th minute of the match. Sophomore forward Camryn Lancaster cross-hit the top post which allowed Brian to fire the deflected ball into the net, putting the Frogs on the board.

Kansas tried to answer back for the remainder of the second half, but junior goalkeeper Lauren Kellett made the stop each time. Kellett posted four saves to tally her fifth shutout of the season.

“I thought we played a really good tactical game,” said head coach Eric Bell. “We came out and did the things we were looking to do from an attacking and defensive perspective. We got into a rhythm really fast. It’s hard to win in the conference, especially on the road, and I’m happy we could come away with a win.”

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The Horned Frogs faced the Longhorns in their first conference match of the season on Thursday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

Lancaster scored her third unassisted goal this season with a penalty kick seven minutes into the contest.

“I was nervous, but I knew that whatever happens, happens,” said Lancaster. “I just have to shoot it, hit my spot and I did. I got the goal.”

Bell said that the Frogs did a good job playing physical.

“We are going to see more of that as we move forward,” said Bell.

Kellett was a wall in the goal for the Frogs, notching six saves in the contest

“Solid performance by [Kellett],” said Bell. “She played really steady and that’s what we look to see from her moving forward.”

Looking Ahead

No. 12 TCU (6-2-3) will go toe-to-toe with Kansas State (4-5-2) on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Manhattan, Kansas. The game will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.