TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama soccer team (3-4-0) fell 2-1 in an overtime tension to the sixth-placed TCU Horned Frogs (6-0-0) in overtime played at the Alabama Football Stadium on Thursday. Golden goal in the 92nd minute of the match.
Alabama started hot early in the game, putting pressure on the Frogs. TCU found the timeout after Brandi Peterson passed a pass to Skylar Heinrich in the 34th minute to cross the box. Camryn Lancaster took the ball on the first touch of the net. Despite UA leading 8-7 on shots, Tide trailed 1-0 at half time.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, forward Kate Henderson Passed to midfielder Felicia Knox, made a few touches and threw the ball into the far left corner. After scoring the equalizer goal, Alabama led the board on shots and corner kicks. The Crimson Tide gained momentum in the final minutes of the half, but UA took TCU #6 into overtime with a rule-finish 1-1.
TCU quickly found their game-winning goal and scored the golden goal in the 92nd minute. Grace Collins took the ball from Peterson, who kicked the ball into the penalty area and struck Messiah Bright’s head.
“Ultimately, we are judged by our results, so we failed tonight. But right now I’m incredibly proud of our players. I felt like we dominated many aspects of the game tonight, but we weren’t good enough. The critical moment. I’m disappointed for our players. I hate to say it but tonight.” “I felt like they deserved better. Despite the results, we’ve grown a ton in the last few games. If we compete and play like that in the SEC game, we can win a lot of games.”
Behind the Box Score
- Tonight’s match is the second time in two years that UA forced the top 10 opponent into overtime
- Alabama takes TCU to first overtime game this season
- Alabama retained the advantage on field goals with 19 points versus TCU’s 12 and UA’s six points on two of the Frogs.
- 19 shots on goal and six on goal were the season’s highest stats by an opponent against the Frogs.
- Kate Henderson, Felicia Knox and Kat Rogers led the team on shots, fired three each
- Knox scored his second goal of the season and the sixth of his career.
- TCU’s Camryn Lancaster and Messiah Bright scored their third goals of the season.
- TCU goalie Lauren Kellett had to make five saves overnight.
- It was only Kellett’s second goal this season. The other was the #9 Texas A&M Taylor Pounds.
- The UA have pinned the Frogs to their lowest number of goals in a game (2) and their second-lowest shooting (12) in a game this season.
Alabama returns to the field at 7 PM on Sunday night, September 12. The Crimson Tide is hosting the UAB for the 16th meeting between the two teams. Admission is free for all home regular season Alabama football games.
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