No. 17 TCU soccer to face UTSA to start NCAA Championship play in Fort Worth

Camryn Lancaster rushes the ball downfield on Nov. 6, 2022. (Photo courtesy of

By Cate Thompson, Staff Writer

Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium is set to be the location of the first round of NCCA Championship play as No. 17 TCU soccer (12-4-5) faces UTSA (12-5-4) on Friday evening.

For the seventh year in a row, TCU will play in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. TCU is one of 14 programs to have a seven-appearance streak.

From the Big 12, TCU, West Virginia and UT will play in the tournament.

In TCU’s quadrant of the bracket, the Frogs are the No. 5 seed. The top 8 seeds consist of No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Michigan State, No. 6 BYU, No. 7 Georgia and No. 8 Santa Clara.

The UTSA Roadrunners’ away record of 2-4-3 falls below their home record of 7-1-1. They’ll have to overcome the rowdy environment at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.

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After a triumphant season, TCU fell to West Virginia 1-0 in overtime for the Big 12 Championship. 

During the first half, the battle was back and forth. Goalkeeper Lauren Kellett blocked all early shots and had a diving save in the sixth minute of the game. 

In the 11th minute, forward Camryn Lancaster sent midfielder Gracie Brian a long pass that was shot and missed to the right of the goal.

The second half continued with back and forth play. TCU had several opportunities with back-to-back corners that were not converted to goals.

During the first minutes of overtime, the Mountaineers scored on a free kick that passed Kellett on a bad bounce.

​​”We have to be better, and we will be,” head coach Eric Bell said. “We didn’t deal with the physicality of the game very well and we got punished for it. They made us uncomfortable, and we didn’t deal with that very well.”

During the tournament, forward Messiah Bright hit 50 goals, a TCU record. Brian reached another TCU record with 24 assists.

After the tournament, five TCU players were named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team: Midfielders Chaylyn Hubbard, Oli Pena, Brian, Lancaster and Bright.

Looking forward

TCU will play UTSA on Friday at 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in Fort Worth.