Frogs edged by No. 19 OSU on two late goals

first_imgWhat to watch during quarantine The Frogs will begin a road trip Sunday afternoon when they travel to Lubbock as they face Texas Tech. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcasted live on FSSW+. Facebook ReddIt ReddIt Facebook Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printTwo late goals by No. 19 Oklahoma State pushed the Cowgirls past the Horned Frogs 2-0 Friday night and ended the Frogs’ three-game unbeaten streak.An uneventful and chippy first half featured five shots combined between both teams, four for TCU and one for Oklahoma State, and 15 combined fouls, six for the Horned Frogs and nine for the Cowgirls.Neither team was able to consistently pressure the opposition’s defensive backline. The best chance in the first half came from the only shot on goal for the Frogs from first-year midfielder Yazmeen Ryan.  She fired the ball from the left side of the penalty box, but her shot was saved by diving Cowgirls’ goalkeeper Michela Ongaro.Both teams faced the same issues in the beginning stages of the second half. Physical play on both ends of the field prevented either team from earning quality chances.The Frogs fired off five shots in the second frame, forcing Ongaro to make three saves.The last 15 minutes of the second half were dominated by Oklahoma State. In the 80th minute, a driving Jaci Jones of Oklahoma State shot the ball into the bottom right corner past Frog’s goalie Katie Lund, giving Oklahoma State a 1-0 lead on the match.Six minutes later, the Cowgirls were able to double the lead. A rough play by redshirt sophomore defender Cachet Lue led to a penalty kick attempt by the Cowgirls which was fired above Lund’s outstretched arms and into the back of the net.The two goals were the only two second-half goals given up by the Frogs so far this season.The game ends TCU’s shutout streak of 426 minutes and 51 seconds, and the match marks TCU’s third shutout loss of the season. The Frogs held their opponent without a corner kick attempt for the fourth game this season.For head coach Eric Bell, the start to Big 12 play, including Friday’s game, has frustrated him.“I continue to believe we are better than what we are showing in the final third of the field,” Bell said. “We have to fix that and make more dangerous goal scoring opportunities. I think we are a good soccer team that can compete with anyone in the country, but we just have to figure out a way to score a few goals each game.” Twitter Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Previous articleTCU Rifle enters its season ‘chomping at the bit’Next articleClass of 2021 has the highest percentage of males since 1990 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Linkedin Robbie Vaglio TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio Linkedin Soccer team huddles before Friday night’s match against Oklahoma State. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean + posts last_img read more

De Guzman given penalty job

first_img Swansea return to league business with Laudrup adamant their strong campaign must not finish with a damp squib. The Swans have compiled 37 points from 27 games, just three short of Laudrup’s initial target of 40 points. But the Dane does not want a repeat of last season, where the Welsh side tailed off badly after getting to 39 points, winning just two of their final nine games. He said: “If you look at some of the sides we have to play, they all have something to play for. Newcastle are not 100 per cent safe, neither are Norwich. West Brom are still playing for a place in Europe while Arsenal and Tottenham are going for the Champions League. “We cannot stop being competitive because if we do we will lose all the games. “It is part of being more mature; I am not saying we have to win six or seven of these games but we must keep being competitive. “Look at last year when the team reached 39 points after some very good weeks, then suddenly lost five of the last nine, so we cannot stop competing, we have to go on.” The only low point in last weekend’s emphatic 5-0 Capital One Cup final victory over Bradford was the unseemly row between Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman over who would take Swansea’s spot-kick, after Matt Duke had been sent off for bringing down the Dutch international. But Laudrup has confirmed De Guzman is now Swansea’s designated penalty taker, and said: “It was was very unusual as we had not had a penalty before, but maybe we will now have a penalty on Saturday. As for who will take it – you never change a winner so if Jonathan de Guzman is on the pitch he will have it.” Manager Michael Laudrup has moved to make sure there will be no penalty ructions when Swansea face Newcastle on Saturday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more