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TCU handed first conference loss of the season by No. 6 Texas Tech

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The No. 23 Horned Frogs faced No. 6 Texas Tech, their fourth Top-10 opponent this season at the John Walker Soccer Complex and lost 1-0.

It was a chess match between both teams, taking approaches faithful to their game philosophies. The Horned Frogs tried to maintain possession and the Red Raiders waited for opportunities to break through rapidly transitioning from defense to offense.

The first half was a back-and-forth battle in the midfield. TCU juniors Oli Pena and Lauren Memoly broke through several times in the first half, putting TCU into scoring position several times, but to no avail.

Texas Tech goalkeeper, Madison White, had three saves in the first half that allowed the Red Raiders to hold the tie.

Senior Olivia Hasler took TCU’s first shot on goal to the top left corner. The Frogs had only two more shots on goal in the first 45 minutes, both also contained by White. The Red Raiders had only one shot on goal in the first period.

TCU goalkeeper, senior Lauren Kellet contained the shot in the bottom left corner.

Both teams went to the locker rooms looking for solutions to break the tie.

In the second half, TCU’s Camryn Lancaster took a shot on goal. The Red Raiders rapidly answered with a shot from outside of the box that Lauren Kellet managed to save in the 50th minute. Both teams started to slow down their rhythm and the opportunities were harder to find, until late in the period.

An unfortunate pass by TCU while trying to build up from the back led to an opening for Texas Tech’s Alex Kerr. Tech regained possession quickly while the Frogs’ defense was moving forward and Kaitlyn Giametta assisted the midfielder who found the net.

Attempting to tie, TCU’s Gracie Brian and AJ Hennessey were unable to get the ball past Madison White, leading the Red Raiders to their sixth victory in the Big 12 Conference.

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Head coach Eric Bell shared his thoughts about what is next for the Horned Frogs after their first loss of conference play.

“I thought it was a good first half, and the second half wasn’t as good as we thought it was going to be,” Bell said. “We have to do a better job of finding the information that’s given to us and figure out a way to win games. We didn’t do that today. Credit Texas Tech for getting the job done, but we’ve got a lot more season left to play and we are looking forward to playing it.”

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TCU (9-4-2, 5-1-1) returns to Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium to take on Houston on Thursday. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on Big 12 NOW on ESPN+.

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