Meghan Murphy scored late in overtime on an assist from Michelle Prokof to give TCU a 3-2 victory Friday night over Baylor to advance to the championship match of the Big 12 women’s soccer tournament in Kansas City.
No. 7 seed TCU, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit with second-half goals by Allison Ganter and Faith Carter, will meet No. 1-ranked West Virginia in the tournament championship match at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (FS1).
The No. 1-ranked Mountaineers (18-1-1) shut out Oklahoma 2-0 earlier in the day and have not allowed allow a goal by a Big 12 opponent this season. West Virginia is looking to sweep the Big 12 tournament for the third time in four years.
Baylor took the early 2-0 lead with goals by Julie James (8th minute) and Amanda Hoglund (25th minute).
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Ganter helped TCU cut the deficit in half, scoring her eighth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 71st minute. A minute and 40 seconds later, Carter tied the game with her seventh goal of the season on an assist from Ganter and the Frogs held on to force overtime.
UT Arlington snapped Arkansas State’s streak of 26 consecutive sets won in the third, but the Wolves rallied to win the match, 25-14, 25-21, 24-26, 25-12 to claim their ninth straight victory in Jonesboro.
UT Arlington (13-15, 7-6 Sun Belt) was led by Qiana Canete with 21 digs and 14 kills. Canete has 1,038 kills in her career and 1,204 career digs. Zhanelle Geathers finished the match with nine kills while Kylie Jedlicka added eight kills. Cassidy Wheeler totaled 34 assists and nine digs. Taylor Murata had 15 digs.
Arkansas State (21-7, 13-1) extended its winning streak to nine matches.
TCU women’s swimming: The Frogs won the final event of the meet and tied Iowa State 150-150 at the University Rec Center. Freshmen Madie Sandberg, Hannah Dooley, Amanda Key and Claire Munster won the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:31.07 to clinch the tie. Overall, TCU won eight of the 16 events.
Hula Bowl: The bowl is coming back and will be played in North Carolina in January 2018. Officials with the postseason All-Star game and state announced the game will resume following the 2017 season and will be played at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. The game was played annually in Hawaii beginning in 1946, and it was last played in 2008. Organizers say it will rotate between North Carolina and Hawaii starting in 2019.