TCU Soccer fell to No. 23 Texas A&M 1-0 on the road this evening, marking their first loss of the 2020/2021 season.
The Horned Frogs once unbeaten record now sits at 10-1-1 with only one game remaining on the spring schedule before the NCAA Tournament gets underway.
Though tonight’s result wasn’t exactly what this team was looking for, the Frogs have already secured a spot in the championship tournament thanks to their regular season Big 12 conference title.
After a 4-0 win against a top-15 Oklahoma State squad last weekend, I would have told you TCU has a 1-seed in the bag, but after losing to the Aggies I’m not so sure.
Ignoring the final score, the Frogs battled in this game all 90 minutes and appeared to be in control for a large portion of the contest.
The first half was quite the contrary compared to TCU’s offensive explosion last weekend. Through the first 20 minutes of the game, both teams accounted for more fouls (7) than they did shots (5).
Nothing found the back of the net in the first 45, but early in the second half Texas A&M’s Lauren Geczik managed to get a shot past Lauren Kellett, who made her first collegiate start in goal for the Frogs tonight after Emily Alvarado was called up to the Mexican National Team.
Kellett played a solid game making three saves on the night, but you have to wonder if the Horned Frogs’ defense was missing Alvarado’s presence tonight
Even though TCU outshot the Aggies 13-12 (3-4 on goal) on the night, this would remain as the lone game-winning goal.
I don’t know if it’s the drinking water down in College Station or what, but the Aggies seem to be a kryptonite for this steadily improving TCU Soccer program. A&M has now won the last 13 meetings between these teams for an all-time record of 16-6-0 against the Frogs.
TCU will have another opportunity to get back to their winning ways next weekend as they face Notre Dame at home. See you all at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium next Saturday to watch our Horned Frogs finish the season in style!