TCU Soccer draws No. 1 BYU 3-3 in a thriller

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By Ray Cartwright

Frogs Today Staff Writer


Not all points are created equal.

TCU Soccer earned their point Thursday night in a 1-1 draw against the number one team in the country, the BYU Cougars.

It was an electric atmosphere in Provo Thursday where more than 5400 fans packed out South Field to watch BYU’s first ever conference match in the Big 12.

There were many questions of how TCU would respond after a disappointing road loss to Butler last Sunday.

Those questions were quickly answered when in the second minute of the game, AJ Hennessey stole a pass and found Gracie Brian who kicked a rising shot into the top left corner of the goal to give TCU an early lead.

That goal signaled that it was game on for the Frogs.

Seven Castain scored two goals earning a brace in the match in her home state of Utah.

Goalkeeper Lauren Kellett set a career high with 9 saves Thursday evening.

Head coach Eric Bell spoke to after the match and talked about his squads effort Thursday night.

“It was a hard-fought game on the road again in a very hostile environment. I’m really proud of our kids to come out here and getting a result against a very good team. The hype about BYU is legit. They are a very, very good team and I’m really proud of our group for coming out here, bringing it and coming away with a point. It’s fantastic.”

To earn a point was huge for the Frogs. TCU was outshot 24 to 9, TCU managed to only get four shots on target, three of them went in, and TCU didn’t earn a corner kick all match.

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