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    GoFrogs: No. 5 TCU Rallies For Overtime Win At K-State

    FORT WORTH – Trailing 2-0 at the half, Grace Collins' overtime goal helped No. 5 TCU pick up a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at Kansas State Sunday afternoon. The win improves TCU to 6-0-1 on the season and puts it back atop the league standings.

    The Rundown
    Kansas State came out on fire in the first half and built a 2-0 lead in the first 26 minutes of the on two strikes from distance.

    TCU wasted little time climbing back in the match in the second half. Just 1:44 into the second, the Frogs had cut the deficit in half. Grace Collins took on a defender and worked the ball to the middle where Gracie Brian awaited. Her shot caromed off the crossbar and over the goal line to make it a 2-1 game.

    Both teams continued to create chances, but it was the Frogs that found the back of the net for the equalizer with just under 12 minutes to go. Lexie Wallace found a wide open Olivia Hasler. Her strike found the upper corner of the goal for a 2-2 game.

    In overtime, Collins ripped a turnaround shot that bounced past the diving keeper and found its way inside the far post for the game-winning tally just three minutes into the extra session.

    Stat of the Game
    – The Horned Frogs are unbeaten in their last seven trips to overtime dating back to the 2018 campaign (2-0-5).

    Quotes of the Game
    Head Coach Eric Bell

    On the team's resiliency:
    "The elements were tough and we were down a couple players, but credit to our group for believing. Getting the first goal early in the second was huge. That gave them hope and belief. The (Olivia) Halser goal was awesome and then Grace (Collins) finished it off in overtime.

    We have an experienced team. They are older and have been tested in a lot of ways. That allows them to draw on experience. I think also, knowing that they are talented lends to the belief. They are able to say, we are okay, just keep playing."

    On being down and coming back
    "We have to fall back on culture. That's what it's all about and what we are all about. Handling adversity. It's the next-man up mentality. We have some good players on our team. We are pretty deep and I think that showed up today. I'm really proud of the grit we showed today."

    On the first half
    K-State come out and did what they needed to do. They pressured us and put us in some bad situations and took advantage of it by scoring a couple goals.

    • TCU improved to 2-0-1 in overtime this season.
    • TCU is 15-7-25 all-time in overtime under the guidance of Eric Bell and 39-25-56 in program history.
    • TCU is unbeaten through seven games for the first time since the 2018 campaign.
    • TCU was outshot by its opponents for the fourth time this season.
    • TCU registered double-digit shots for the seventh time this season.
    Gracie Brian scored her first goal of the season and the 10th of her career.
    Olivia Hasler scored her first career goal.
    Grace Collins scored her third goal of the season and the sixth of her career.
    • Collins' game-winning goal was the first of her career.
    • Collins also added her second assist of the season and the 10th of her career.
    Lexie Wallace registered her first career assist.
    • Chaylyn Hubbar and Tijana Duricek played the entirety of the match.

    TCU (6-0-1) wraps up its three-game road trip on Friday night at Oklahoma. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Oklahoma. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
  2. What a great win. This team is special, and Eric Bell is a special coach.

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