TCU Women’s Soccer: Gracie Brian Lifts the Frogs over Kansas
Head Coach Eric Bell and the team started their road trip traveling to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Jayhawks in the second week of Big 12 matches. The team was hungry after a tough match against Texas on Thursday.
While the opening 45 minutes remained scoreless, the Frogs threatened with their lethal attack, knocking on the door throughout the half. Chaylyn hubbard ,, who has had an outstanding season so far, was active at the flanks. She continues to impress and gain the rightful recognition as one of the more prominent right backs in the Big 12. Hubbard’s ability to stop wingers from attacking the defense and her ability to move forward on the attack make her such a problem for the opposition.
It wasn’t until the 47th minute when Camryn Lancaster worked down the flank and whipped in a cross. The ball fell to Gracie Brian ,, who put TCU in front with their first goal of the match. Brian’s third goal of season was crucial, as it would be the only goal that separated the two teams.
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For Lancaster, her first assist of the season comes as the sophomore forward is in the best form of her career. Lancaster is versatile and can contribute to the TCU attack from any position. She can play as an attacking midfielder or on the flanks, where she can use her speed and pass defenders.
Kansas was held to one goal in the first half by the Frogs on the defensive side. Lauren Kellett led Kansas to their fifth clean sheet this season with four saves. Although the defense has seen some changes, it has improved and has become one of the most formidable backlines in conference.
According to the most recent polls the Frogs ranked No. 12 on the national rankings. This team will take this momentum and surge to Manhattan, Kansas to face the Kansas State Wildcats Friday.
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