The TCU Horned Frogs soccer team came up with a huge 2-1 overtime win against 4th ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater. The first goal was scored by Maddy Warren off a deflection from Grace Collins’ shot with just 4 minutes remaining in the game, and the game winner came from a beautiful strike by Brandi Peterson just 30 seconds into overtime; marking her first career goal as a Horned Frog.
Things got off to a slow start for the Horned Frogs, conceding a goal for the first time all year about 20 minutes into the first half. Oklahoma State’s Hannah Webb sent in an absolute curler from the corner of the box that barely snuck over TCU goalkeeper Emily Alvarado’s head.
This was unmarked territory for TCU considering they had yet to trail through the first three games this season. That didn’t seem to bother the Horned Frogs. After conceding the first goal, TCU turned on the pressure having two separate opportunities on goal just minutes after the Cowgirls opener. The Frogs were extremely active in the final third for a large portion of the first half.
This was a very physical game all the way through, which is to be expected in a top-15 conference matchup. There were 16 total fouls in the match but only one card was given, a yellow card to the Oklahoma State head coach, Colin Carmichael, in the second half.
In the first half, it seemed like the Horned Frogs were wreaking havoc within the 6-yard-box, though nothing found its way into the back of the net. TCU put up 6 shots, forcing the Ok. State goalkeeper to make 2 saves. Speaking of saves, TCU goalkeeper Emily Alvarado was absolutely stunning against the Cowgirls racking up 7 big time saves to keep the Frogs in the game, 5 of which came in the second half.
18 minutes into the second half, Gracie Brian scored a tap-in equalizer a few feet from the goal, but it was waved offside by the assistant referee, a tough break for the Frogs. TCU never gave up, and just 23 minutes later they got the equalizer. This marked Maddy Warren’s first goal of the season and her 9th goal in a Horned Frogs uniform. The assist came from a Grace Collins shot attempt with an excellent deflection, also marking her 1st of the season and 9th assist of her career.
At that point in the game, a tie would have been huge for TCU, but the Frogs weren’t satisfied. Just 30 seconds into overtime, yes you read that right just 30 seconds, TCU scored the game winning goal to take all 3 points.
The goal came from an excellent shot by Junior defender Brandi Peterson, marking her first career goal as a Horned Frog. This gives the Horned Frogs their second straight victory in Stillwater, last year’s match ended in overtime as well with the Frogs taking it 3-2.
TCU now moves to a 3-0-1 overall record this year, and will travel back home to face Texas Tech in Fort Worth next Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m.