Texas comes up short in shootout, falls to TCU again

Wes Maulsby

For the second time this season, TCU got the best of Texas.

The Longhorns and Horned Frogs played a scoreless 90 minutes and were forced to go into overtime. The defenses continued its advantage as both overtimes were scoreless. The semifinal match would be decided on penalty kicks.

The Horned Frogs made their first three attempts while Texas missed its first shot. The Longhorns had a chance to tie the shootout at three apeice after TCU missed its fourth shot, but TCU keeper Vittoria Arnold saved Texas’ third attempt. TCU made its final shot to clinch the 4-2 win in the shootout.

The win knocked the Longhorns out of the Big 12 tournament, and sealed TCU’s second win over them this season.

Texas has not had much luck against the conference newcomers this season, going 0-3 against TCU and West Virginia.

Texas was the aggressor for much of the game, topping TCU in shots and corners. The Longhorns also registered almost twice as many fouls while playing a physical game. They just could not get any of their shots on target, forcing only three saves out of the TCU keeper.