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GoFrogs: Soccer falls to Arizona despite Ryan's pair of goals

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    GoFrogs: Soccer falls to Arizona despite Ryan's pair of goals

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Yazmeen Ryan netted a pair of goals late in the game for TCU but it wasn't enough to overcome a three-goal second half for Arizona in a 4-3 loss on Saturday night. Also tallying for the Horned Frogs was Grace Collins in the first half.

    The Rundown
    Arizona struck for the game's first tally just 1:22 into the contest. Brooke Wilson found herself with some space and time. She fired in a shot from about 20 yards to put the Wildcats in front 1-0.

    Ten minutes later, the Frogs had their answer off the foot of Grace Collins. A foul set up a free kick for the Horned Frogs. Maddy Warren got control of the ball and sent a through ball right to Collins and she fired it in from distance to tie the game at one.

    In the second half, Arizona benefitted from a red card issued to TCU for illegally touching the ball on the goal line. The Wildcats scored on the ensuing penalty kick to take a 2-1 lead in the 61st minute. Jill Aguilera struck for a pair of goals 26 seconds apart in the 80th minute to extend the Wildcats lead to three, 4-1.

    TCU didn't go quietly as the Frogs pulled within one, 4-3, with three minutes to go. Yazmeen Ryan started the Frogs comeback as she scored on a free kick from 25 yards out to make it 4-2. Just over three minutes later, Ryan and Messiah Bright executed a perfect give-and-go and Ryan tallied again to make it a one-goal game.

    Stat of the Game
    Yazmeen Ryan scored a pair of goals, her third and fourth tallies of the season, to bring her career total to 13. It was the first multi-goal effort of her career.

    Quotes of the Game
    Head Coach Eric Bell
    Overall thoughts

    "Obviously we didn't start the way we wanted to, giving up the early goal. But we were able to get the goal back quickly on Grace's (Collins) shot. Then, I thought it was a relatively equal game. Sure they had 17 shots, but they were not super dangerous shots.

    "In the second half, I thought it played the same as the first up until we got the red card. I think we felt sorry for ourselves at the time being down a player and going down on the PK. But then we started to figure it out and started fighting. We changed our shape and put Yazmeen (Ryan) and Messiah (Bright) up top and they were handful. We got two back to make it a game. In spite of the circumstance, we gave ourselves a chance. We need to do better at the beginning, but for the most part we were there with them all game."

    • TCU was outshot for just the third time this season.
    • TCU allowed four goals in a game for the first time since 2015.
    Emily Alvarado made six saves in the match.
    Grace Collins scored her third goal of the season.
    Maddy Warren picked up her first assist of the season and the fifth of her career.
    Messiah Bright collected her fifth assist of the season and the sixth of her career.
    Yazmeen Ryan, Messiah Bright, Brandi Peterson and Gracie Brian played all 90 minutes.

    The Horned Frogs (6-3) open up Big 12 play on Thursday night when they play host to Oklahoma. Game time against the Sooners is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal.

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