TCU deals Women's Soccer Team A 2-1 Loss In Season Finale
Oct. 31, 2003
Forth Worth, Texas - TCU forward Amy Van Zandt made her final shot of the regular season count as her 89th-minute goal lifted the Horned Frogs to a 2-1 victory over Memphis in Conference USA women's soccer action Friday at Rosenthal-Garvey Stadium.
Van Zandt's unassisted goal with under a minute to play was her team-leading seventh goal of the season as it put an end to the Lady Tigers' 2003 season.
Van Zandt's game-winner came just five minutes after Memphis forward Yuiko Konno squared the match at one with her C-USA-leading 12th goal of the season in the 85th minute. Freshman Madison Cheek set up the equalizer with her team-leading fourth assist of the season on Konno's first shot of the match.
The teams battled through a scoreless first half with Memphis holding a 5-4 advantage on shots as both goalkeepers were forced to make a pair of saves. It was a different story in the second half as TCU turned up its offensive pressure to come away with the victory.
The Horned Frogs outshot Memphis 8-2 after halftime including Ashley Fortune's fourth goal of the season with just under 15 minutes to play that gave TCU a 1-0 advantage. Karissa Hill was credited with an assist.
Two Lady Tigers wrapped up their careers in the match as goalkeeper Kari Rawe made four saves in the losing effort. Fellow senior Veronica Ruiz chipped in with a career-high three shots including sending one off the crossbar in the opening minutes of the second half.
Konno's 12-goal season is the third-highest single season total in Memphis history.
Memphis concluded its 2003 campaign with a 5-10-3 mark overall and a 2-7-1 record in Conference USA play. TCU capped off its regular season with a 9-8-1 mark and a 7-3-0 record in league action.