https://gofrogs.com/news/2020/9/18/womens-soccer-tcu-cruises-past-texas-3-0.aspx GoFrogs: TCU Cruises Past Texas, 3-0 FORT WORTH – Goals from Grace Collins, Haley Mallion and Yazmeen Ryan along with five saves from Emily Alvarado helped TCU pick up a 3-0 win over Texas at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium on Friday night. The Rundown TCU and Texas played a fairly even first half with both teams registering seven shots, but it was the Horned Frogs that found the back of the net. In the 28th minute, a scramble inside the 18 saw the ball land at feet of Gracie Brian. From her backside, she was able to get the ball to Yazmeen Ryan, who battled her defender to get off a shot that found its way to the back of the goal. The Frogs kept their foot on the gas in the second half and were rewarded with a couple of goals. Texas nearly got the equalizer in the 58th minute as Haley Berg's shot from the left of the goal skimmed off the crossbar and out of danger. After narrowly missing a goal earlier in the half, Haley Mallion finally hit paydirt in the 75th minute. Abby Ogard fed a streaking Brandi Peterson down the sideline. She carried the ball into 18 and found Mallion, whose shot to the far post eluded the Longhorn keeper for a 2-0 lead. A great individual effort by Grace Collins in the 89th minute turned into a 3-0 lead as she beat her defender and was able to fire off a shot from about 15 yards out. Emily Alvarado had to be sharp as she made five saves, four of which came in the second half, to preserve the shutout. Texas finished with 20 shots, most coming late in the game and from distance as it tried to find a goal. Stat of the Game 6 – Six Horned Frogs tallied a point in the contest (Gracie Brian, Grace Collins, Haley Mallion, Abby Ogard, Brandi Peterson and Yazmeen Ryan). Quotes of the Game Head Coach Eric Bell Game assessment "It's great to get the first win. Our kids have been working hard up to this point. They have been really diligent with the COVID stuff. I'm very proud of them. We give ourselves an opportunity to play in these games. "I looked at last week and I thought we were better and the score line didn't look like we wanted it to. Then we come out today and we had great effort. We were able to create some goal scoring opportunities and put some away. I'm happy for the team, they deserved the win." Notes • TCU improved to 5-0-0 against Texas at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium since joining the Big 12. • TCU has tallied two straight shutouts to open the season for the first time since the 2018 campaign. • TCU has registered back-to-back shutouts to open league play for the first time since 2017. • Emily Alvarado posted her 15th career shutout. • With 90 minutes played in the contest, Alvarado moved into sixth all-time in minutes played (3,838). • Haley Mallion made her first career start. • Mallion tallied her third career goal in the contest. • Yazmeen Ryan scored her 17th career goal, moving her into a tie for 11th all-time in program history. • Ryan now has 51 career points to move her into a tie for seventh all-time with Jennifer Thompson (1992-95). • Grace Collins scored her fourth career goal in the game. • Gracie Brian picked up her fifth career assist. • Brandi Peterson and Abby Ogard each registered their first career points, each tallying an assist in the game. • Chaylyn Hubbard, Marz Akins, Tijana Duricek and Brandi Peterson played the entirety of the match. Next TCU (1-0-1) hits the road for the second time this season when it heads to Manhattan, Kan. for a meeting with Kansas State (0-2-0).