No. 10 TCU soccer celebrates senior day with a shutout victory against Iowa State

TCU midfielder Chalyn Hubbard fights for possession against Iowa State on Oct. 9, 2022. (Photo courtesy of

By Sara Littlejohn, Staff Writer

No. 10 TCU soccer shut out Iowa State 3-0 on Sunday at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium to remain undefeated in Big 12 play. The Frogs improved their record to 8-2-4 and extended their unbeaten streak to eight games (5-0-3).

Head coach Eric Bell said the Frogs had a good performance from beginning to end.

“We dictated the tempo of the game and controlled it well,” said Bell. “We scored some really good goals and kept a clean sheet. Playing a conference game on a Sunday after playing Thursday, especially in the heat, is difficult and I think it was a good performance.”

The Frogs were able to secure an early advantage on their opponent, outscoring the Cyclones 3 shots to none within the first 10 minutes of the match.

In the 12th minute of the match, forward Messiah Bright broke the scoreless streak to put the Horned Frogs on the board. She snatched a deflected header from defender Grace Coppinger and fired a shot that ricocheted off the right post and into the goal.

Riding this newfound momentum, midfielder Gracie Brian took a deep shot, about twenty yards from the goal in the 17th minute. Her beautiful bomb sunk in the top right corner of the net, putting TCU up 2-0 on Iowa State.

The Horned Frogs led 2-0 with 16 shots headed into halftime.

Both teams were scoreless in the second half until forward Tyler Isgrig took a corner kick for the Frogs in the 71st minute. Coppinger kneed her ball off Iowa State defenders, scoring the final goal of the contest and the first in her career as a Frog. Time expired and the Frogs secured the win.

The victory against Iowa State wasn’t the only notable thing to happen at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. The Horned Frogs recognized seven seniors on senior day: Midfielder Michelle Slater, midfielder Megan Reilly, midfielder Gracie Brian, goalkeeper Annika Vadset, forward Skylar Heinrich, defender Dana Reed and midfielder Alex Fava.

Bell said the group of seniors helped put TCU soccer on the map.

“I am indebted to them for what they’ve been able to achieve over the past four years,” said Bell. “It’s a wonderful, special group and they will probably go down in history as one of the best.”

Looking Ahead

TCU will go toe-to-toe against Oklahoma State on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Stillwater, Okla. The game will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.