Maryland women’s soccer suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to TCU on Friday night at Ludwig Field.
In extra time, Maryland had a chance on a free kick, but Jlon Flippen’s shot went wide. The game ended a minute later, when Michelle Prokof put in a cross from Ryan Williams to give the Horned Frogs a 2-1 win in the 99th minute.
TCU got the scoring started in the 20th minute on a header from Meghan Murphy, and Maryland tied it up 55 seconds later on a goal from Chelsea Jackson. Both teams had chances in the second half, but failed to put one through, sending the game to extra time.
After Maryland struggled to score last year, the Terps had a more aggressive approach and outshot TCU 13-9. Both of TCU’s goalies were solid, especially freshman Katie Lund, who played in the second half and made two saves from point blank range late in the period.
With Maryland having so many new players and the team having to cancel their exhibition, head coach Ray Leone said nothing is set in stone with the starting lineup . The Terps’ also split time in goal, with Rachel Egyed starting the game and Stephanie Senn coming in for the second half. Leone said the team will split again on Sunday.
Both teams had chances early in the first half. Emma Heckendorn just missed a nice pass from Kayla Hill, and Maryland’s Jlon Flippens had a shot go wide off a corner kick. Maryland continued to attack early in the first half, as shots from Lisa Bianchini and Katie Waters went high.
TCU got in the board first when Meghan Murphy scored off a Michelle Prokof corner following a foul from Flippens. Maryland answered back almost immediately when Oklahoma transfer Chelsea Jackson headed in a ball from Flippens.
Following the Terps goal, TCU started to dominate possession, and Maryland started to get chippy, as the Horned Frogs got two penalty kicks after fouls on Madison Turner and Natasha Ntone-Kouo. TCU had a chance to take the lead when Faith Carter put in a free kick from Kayla Hill, but it was called back when a TCU player was offside, one of seven offside calls for the Horned Frogs in the game.
Both teams were scoreless in the second half. Maryland’s best chance came with 11 minutes left, when Jackson had a shot saved by Lund right in front of the goal. Just one minute later, Lund made another save on a shot from Kady Badham.
TCU had an oppurtunity a few minutes later. Katie Waters overplayed Faith Carter, who had her shot saved by Senn. In extra time, both teams had opportunities, but TCU’s ended in a goal.
The Terps are back in action Sunday, when they take on Gardner-Webb at Ludwig Field at 1 p.m.
Three things to know:
- Maryland once again loses by one. After losing 11 games by one goal last year, Maryland started out their season losing by one.
- It was a physical game. Both teams weren’t afraid to push the other around. Maryland was called for ten fouls in the game, including seven in the first half, and TCU was called for 16. The game was physical throughout and both coaches got a little animated with the referees.
- New players made an impact. Maryland has 14 new players this year, and many made an impact tonight. Jlon Flippen’s free kick set up a goal by Oklahoma transfer Chelsea Jackson, and Pitt transfer Jarena Harmon also had a few looks. Northern Illinios transfer Marisa Knott got the start and took all three corners, and Kent State transfer Stephanie Senn was in goal for the second half and extra time.