September 8, 2019

Buckeyes Edged at No. 24 TCU, 3-2


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FORT WORTH, Texas – The Ohio State women’s soccer team’s comeback effort fell just short in a 3-2 defeat at No. 24 TCU Sunday night at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. With the loss, the Buckeyes drop to 0-4-1 on the year while the Horned Frogs remain unbeaten at 5-0-1.

Ohio State returns home for Alumni Weekend, hosting Miami, Ohio at 7 p.m. Friday and Ohio at 6 p.m. Sunday.

“If we could take back a 10-minute segment in the game, we would,” Lori Walker-Hock, Ohio State head coach, said. “It’s uncharacteristic of us to give up those types of goals but it was a tale of two halves. We fought through being down to really make it a game. We have to figure out how to start a game with the urgency we found in the last 25 minutes.”

– TCU jumped out to the early lead less than three minutes in. Yazmeen Ryan played a corner from the right wing toward the far post, where it was headed home by Messiah Bright for the 1-0 advantage.
– Less than three minutes later, a Gracie Brian cross from the left wing slipped past a diving Jordan Silkowitz and Grace Collins was there at the far post for the tap in and a 2-0 Horned Frog advantage.
– TCU then added another in the ninth minute when Silkowitz was able to make the save on a shot by Ryan but Brian was there for the rebound to push the lead to 3-0.
– The Buckeyes best chance of the opening half came in the 18th minute when Ariella Pitty found space just outside the top of the box but her shot sailed just over the crossbar.
– Silkowitz then kept the Horned Frogs from adding another in the 29th minute when she came out to make a brilliant sliding save on a left-footed shot by Ryan from eight yards on the left side of the box.
– Ohio State had another opportunity less than five minutes into the second half when Kayla Fischer broke free just outside the top-left corner of the 18 and ripped a right-footed shot toward the upper-right corner but it flew just high.
– The Buckeyes then cut the lead to 3-1 in the 64th minute when Fischer found Cowan on the left side of the box and the sophomore poked a right-footed shot past TCU goalkeeper Emily Alvarado for her first goal of the season.
– After Haley Walker-Robinson forced a lunging save by Alvarado on a rocket from 25 yards in the 71st minute, Alyssa Baumbick made it a one-goal game in the 74th. Fischer curled a beautiful right-footed cross from the left wing to a sliding Baumick, who tapped a sliding shot past Alvarado from six yards to cut the deficit to 3-2.

– Then Bailey Kolinski, who came on in goal for the Buckeyes after halftime, made a pair of brilliant saves to keep Ohio State in it. In the 77th minute, Maddy Warren found space on the right side of the box and tried to place a left-footed shot in the upper-left corner but the junior was able to leap to deflect it over the crossbar. Less than five minutes later, the Horned Frogs earned a penalty kick but Kolinski slid to her right to make the lunging save.

– Two minutes later, a long ball from Walker-Robinson found a streaking Emma Sears. The freshman was able to gather and beat an oncoming Alvarado but the left-footed shot from 15 yards narrowly sailed over the crossbar.
– The Buckeyes had one last chance in the final two minutes when Kitty Jones-Black gathered just outside the top of the 18 and hit a left-footed volley that also flew just over the woodwork as the Horned Frogs held on for the victory.

– Cowan’s goal was her first of the season and second of her career.
– Baumbick’s tally was her first of the season and fourth of her career.
– Kolinski made a career-high three saves in her first action of the season.
– Silkowitz stopped six shots, the second-most of her career.
– A season-high 20 Buckeyes saw action against the Horned Frogs.

Shots: TCU 21, Ohio State 19
Saves: Ohio State 9, TCU 2
Shots on Goal: TCU 12, Ohio State 4
Corner Kicks: Ohio State 8, TCU 6

Ohio State returns home for Alumni Weekend, hosting Miami, Ohio at 7 p.m. Friday and Ohio at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Match: Ohio State at No. 24 TCU
Sept. 6, 2019
Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium – Fort Worth, Texas
8 p.m. ET
Clear and 95 degrees

Scoring Summary               1            2          F
TCU                                         3         0        3
OSU                                         0         2        2