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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Fort Worth

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Fort Worth, TX. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Fort Worth's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Fort Worth. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Fort Worth, TX. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
Mediterranean Grocery Fort Worth, TX

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Fort Worth,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Fort Worth, TX, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Fort Worth, TX.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

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Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

4.

They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Funkiest apartments in Funkytown? This Near Southside project is unique in Fort Worth

They might be the funkiest apartments ever built in Funkytown.Clad in corrugated-style steel with rounded roofs, the newly built eight units in Fort Worth’s Near Southside look like World War II-era Quonset huts, lined up side-by-side on a side street between West Magnolia Avenue and West Rosedale Street.Construction on the unique, mixed-use development will wrap up this fall. The apartments anchor the project, along with retail and office space also wrapped with the same cool, metallic steel.But those are just par...

They might be the funkiest apartments ever built in Funkytown.

Clad in corrugated-style steel with rounded roofs, the newly built eight units in Fort Worth’s Near Southside look like World War II-era Quonset huts, lined up side-by-side on a side street between West Magnolia Avenue and West Rosedale Street.

Construction on the unique, mixed-use development will wrap up this fall. The apartments anchor the project, along with retail and office space also wrapped with the same cool, metallic steel.

But those are just part of the project at 1200 6th Ave.

A park with more than 80 trees will bring the PS1200 development to life. The philosophy of the project was to primarily create and fund a public space — that’s what “PS” stands for — made possible by the residential and commercial leases to support it.

Philip Kafka, president of Prince Concepts, said the developers wanted to provide an amenity to Fort Worth in the same way that a museum is a public amenity to the city.

The Detroit-based real estate development company is leading the project alongside landscape architect Julie Bargmann and architecture firm Marlon Blackwell Architects.

“What I hope this project proves is that we are under-developing a site,” Kafka said. “We aren’t producing a product that has a ton of apartments. We don’t have a ton of affordable apartments. That is not our objective.”

While many new apartment complexes feature 80 to 100 units (and few trees), PS1200 will do the opposite, Kafka said. With only 18,000 square feet of leasable space, the development leaves plenty of outdoor space for the public to enjoy.

“We basically are designing a project that has a minimal amount of usable square footage to support and pay for a significant amount of public space and tree planting,” Kafka said. “We’re trying to create an oasis. Instead of getting public funds to do that, we’re going to pay for it with leasable square footage within the project.”

Kafka estimated construction on the development will complete in late October or early November. He expects the complex will start “seeing action” shortly after construction ends.

Construction started before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than two years later, the budget on certain elements has doubled, and the lead time on materials has added months the project, Kafka said.

In addition to standard delays, the development team has faced challenges due to the unique style of architecture.

“Trying to figure out how to actually get people who aren’t used to building architecture to build architecture has been a challenge in and of itself,” Kafka said, referencing the semi-circular rooftops.

All of PS1200’s business and residential tenants so far are from Fort Worth. That was important to Kafka, who described Fort Worth as his “muse” in developing the project.

“We tried really hard to work with great talent in terms of landscape architecture and architecture and then also local talent,” Kafka said. “I don’t have any roots in Fort Worth, but Fort Worth as a place I respected. It’s a very interesting city. It has very distinct attitudes in everything that it does.”

Kafka’s father purchased the property more than 10 years ago with the goal of creating a condo project at the time. While his father served on the board of the Dallas Architecture Forum, Kafka spent time in Michigan. His development company, Prince Concepts, saw success renovating and revitalizing an abandoned Detroit neighborhood.

Fort Worth South Inc. director of planning Michael Brennan saw Kafka’s work and wanted something for the Near Southside area. So Kafka and his father decided to collaborate. He began work to bring Quonset huts to Fort Worth.

The complex will feature two vegan restaurant concepts from the creators of Spiral Diner across the street. Maiden Fine Plants and Spirits, an elevated vegan dinner experience and cocktail bar, will sit next to Dreamboat Donuts, a grab-and-go cafe featuring vegan donuts and gelato.

Store concepts to open inside PS1200 include a book and art gallery with an espresso bar; a gift wrapping and corporate gifting concierge shop; a home decor shop; and a boutique Airbnb featuring furniture and art from independent brands and artists.

360 West Magazine will move its headquarters to the 6th Avenue development alongside Fort Worth esthetician Christina Jett and The Standard Barber, a dual concept barbershop offering men’s grooming services, clothing and accessories.

Six of the eight available apartment units have been leased out at rents near market rate, Kafka said.

The project would not be possible without landscape architect Julie Bargmann and architecture firm Marlon Blackwell Architects, Kafka said. Blackwell was the 2020 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal Award winner. Bargmann won the 2021 Oberlander Award for landscape architecture.

“Marlon and Julie are two of the most celebrated active lead architects and landscape architects in the country right now,” Kafka said. “It’s architecture and landscape architecture at the level of Fort Worth’s highest aspiration of architecture.”

Sci Fi Factory game store sells traditional, trending merchandise in Fort Worth

Brennan Enos said ever since he was a child, he has had a passion for comic books, board games and Dungeons & Dragons. He worked at game stores throughout high school and college.Although he became a college English professor, he harbored a dream to one day open a game store.In October 2011, he and his wife, Michele Enos, opened Sci Fi Factory in northeast Fort Worth.“I’m a big nerd, and Michele is very tolerant of my nerdiness,” Enos said.Almost everyone who comes into the gaming store has m...

Brennan Enos said ever since he was a child, he has had a passion for comic books, board games and Dungeons & Dragons. He worked at game stores throughout high school and college.

Although he became a college English professor, he harbored a dream to one day open a game store.

In October 2011, he and his wife, Michele Enos, opened Sci Fi Factory in northeast Fort Worth.

“I’m a big nerd, and Michele is very tolerant of my nerdiness,” Enos said.

Almost everyone who comes into the gaming store has multiple interests, Enos said.

"A lot of people who like Funko Pop are into comics,” he said. “A lot who like Magic: The Gathering like Pokémon. People who like Yu-Gi-Oh like anime figures. People who like Warhead also like D&D.”

Sci Fi Factory’s top-selling merchandise includes D&D miniature figures, Funko Pop figures and Warhammer items. The shop also hosts a variety of gaming events each week.

Enos said when it comes to choosing which D&D inventory to stock, he relies on his own expertise. When choosing anime merchandise, he said he takes customer requests and advice from his sons. For Funko Pops he said he follows trends.

“Right now, it’s anything Godzilla, Marvel and anime,” he said. “It’s very fluid.”

The store’s official business motto is “Friends, family, fun,” but the unofficial motto is, “Everything a nerd needs at their fingertips,” Enos said.

The shop owner professes to be “King of the Nerds” and said he strives to create a welcoming environment for everyone.

“When I was growing up, there weren’t a lot of nerds around. I went to middle school one time wearing a Captain America shirt, and I got teased,” he said. “Now, I love it that some of those same people I went to school with are coming in here to buy.”

Top reasons people visit Sci Fi Factory: To play Dungeons & Dragons; to play scheduled card game tournaments, such as Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokémon; To build Warhammer models using the store’s hobby tables to glue and paint figures; and to buy merchandise.

Sci Fi Factory, 10716 N. Beach St., Fort Worth. 817-337-3073. https://bit.ly/3A0QfKn Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteers Help Fort Worth Flood Victims; City to Discuss Drainage Issues This Week

Neighbors in Fort Worth’s West 7th area are still cleaning up from floods two weeks ago. While homeowners wait on the city to address ongoing draining concerns, they received some much-needed help Monday.Volunteers with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team spent Monday ripping out sheetrock and insulation inside homes on Templeton Drive.“It is a messy, dirty job, but it has to be done,” said volunteer David Dean. “If this job is not done then there’s going to be mold and health issu...

Neighbors in Fort Worth’s West 7th area are still cleaning up from floods two weeks ago. While homeowners wait on the city to address ongoing draining concerns, they received some much-needed help Monday.

Volunteers with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team spent Monday ripping out sheetrock and insulation inside homes on Templeton Drive.

“It is a messy, dirty job, but it has to be done,” said volunteer David Dean. “If this job is not done then there’s going to be mold and health issues for the people inside the house.”

Nearly every home on the street flooded two weeks ago.

“It’s not a flooding issue,” said Dane Wicks, whose home has been flooded three times. “It’s a storm drain and water issue with the city who already knew about it.”

Neighbors said repeated calls to fix the aging drainage system around West 7th have gone unanswered.

“We sit almost four feet above street level and never thought when buying this house that we’d have to get flood insurance or think about this,” Wicks said.

He’s grateful to the volunteers who offered their services for free, working to rid the home of soaked insulation so the rebuilding can begin – but not before neighbors push the city for solutions during upcoming meetings.

“What are we going to do about this in the future and how are you going to take care of your citizens today?” Wicks asked.

City officials say there is not a simple solution for a 100-year-old drainage system.

"There needs to be storm drain improvements out there, a pump station out there and really, it’s beyond the scale of our program at this time. It’s a 90 million dollar plus project," said Jennifer Dyke, manager of the city's stormwater program.

Without those funds, for now, city leaders are reviewing two possible solutions submitted in an informal report to council members on Tuesday.

One proposal includes better communication to prospective buyers about properties known to flood in the city, but are not currently in a FEMA flood zone.

Another call for changing development regulations on lots smaller than an acre in flood-prone areas like the Linwood neighborhood.

Dykes said they've also placed cameras in the system to make sure it's working properly and not blocked by any debris along with exploring grants and state funding for future improvements.

The Trinity Regional Flood Planning Group recently submitted the first-ever Draft Regional Flood Plan for the Trinity River Basin to the Texas Water Development Board. There is an estimated possible $50 million in flood mitigation for the West 7th area in the plan that will formally be submitted in January.

"One of the things that we’ve seen here in the Metroplex is a lot of development and a lot of growth and that has a lot of challenges," said Glenn Clingenpeel, Trinity Regional Flood Planning Group chairman. "The more rooftops we put in, the more parking lots we put in, the greater the runoff that we’re generating every time that we have a significant storm event and what we’ve seen is that some of those storm events are increasing in intensity over the years."

The public is invited to the next Trinity RFPG input session:

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6 p.m. North Central Texas Council of Governments, First Floor Transportation Council Room 616 Six Flags Drive, Centerpoint Two BuildingArlington, Texas 76011

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City of Fort Worth Appoints Chief of Strategy and Innovation

The city of Fort Worth announced that Carlo Capua has been appointed to a new role in the city manager’s office: Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Fort Worth.Previously, Capua was deputy chief of staff in the Mayor and Council Office.“I’m keen on challenging why and how we do things,” City Manager Davi...

The city of Fort Worth announced that Carlo Capua has been appointed to a new role in the city manager’s office: Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the City of Fort Worth.

Previously, Capua was deputy chief of staff in the Mayor and Council Office.

“I’m keen on challenging why and how we do things,” City Manager David Cooke said about the appointment. “After all, what better way to keep up with the demands of a vibrant and growing city than trying innovative ideas?”

The city said that Capua’s diverse background makes him a good fit for the role. He was born and raised in Fort Worth and graduated from TCU. He also lived abroad for seven years, then returned to start multiple businesses, most recently finishing his master’s degree in international relations from Harvard University.

In his new role, Capua will represent the city on key initiatives and special projects, helping to ensure city leadership is informed and has a voice with regional stakeholders and affiliated organizations.

“We’ve already seen Carlo lead Fort Worth’s part in bringing the 2026 World Cup to our region, and he has also been instrumental in developing and defining the process by which we receive international dignitaries,” Cooke said in a statement.

“I am beyond honored to share my new role at the City of Fort Worth,” said Capua in a recent LinkedIn post.

The “sky is the limit,” he wrote. Capua is ready to take the innovation reins of the “forward-thinking, tech-friendly, and innovative city.”

The new chief of strategy and innovation was one of Fort Worth’s first social entrepreneurs and co-founded Z’s Café, creating 165 jobs for low-income men and women over 13 years and feeding 150,000 people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2018, Capua was named Businessman of the Year by the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and he is past president of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth and is chair-elect of the national board for Sister Cities International.

Quincy Preston contributed to this report.

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TCU Women’s Soccer: Horned Frogs Dominated By Duke In Loss

The Horned Frogs faced off against Duke for just the second time in history on Sunday. Their previous meeting in 2000 saw the Blue Devils victorious in a 6-0 rout of TCU, and the trend continued at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium as the Horned Frogs posted their second-consecutive loss. Coming off an abysmal performance against the University of Southern California earlier in the week, Head Coach Eric Bell and Assistant Coach Ryan Higginbotham had their work cut out for them in preparation for Duke. It was not enou...

The Horned Frogs faced off against Duke for just the second time in history on Sunday. Their previous meeting in 2000 saw the Blue Devils victorious in a 6-0 rout of TCU, and the trend continued at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium as the Horned Frogs posted their second-consecutive loss. Coming off an abysmal performance against the University of Southern California earlier in the week, Head Coach Eric Bell and Assistant Coach Ryan Higginbotham had their work cut out for them in preparation for Duke. It was not enough, though, as second-ranked Duke dominated the Horned Frogs to a 3-1 victory.

Duke came out of the gates and imposed themselves through their possession-based style of play. Extremely confident on the ball, the Blue Devils were patient and comfortable working on either flank and through the middle to unearth the perfect opportunity to pounce upon. For this approach to be deemed successful, movement off the ball, particularly from midfielder Sophie Jones, was essential. The senior from Menlo Park, California was constantly moving off the ball to create space not only for her to shine, but her teammates as well. Her tendency to roam all over the field, working from box to box, creating all sorts of problems for the Horned Frogs defense.

While Jones played a significant role in transition from defense to attack, forward Michelle Cooper continued to impress in her young college career. While only a sophomore, Cooper has tallied her name among a multitude of honors including the 2021 All-ACC First-Team and Freshman Team, and her 12 goals and five assists last season named Cooper the 2021 ACC Freshman of the Year. Most recently, Cooper was called up to the U-20 USWNT.

Cooper finished with a brace on Sunday and saw her goal tally increase to five on the season. Dribbling with the ball from midfield, her first goal came in the 10th minute when a diagonal run by Mackenzie Pluck dragged the TCU defender astray, leaving a gap for Cooper to exploit. It was a poor goal to concede as it came down to insufficient organization among the TCU back line. Credit to Cooper for using her speed and physicality to glide past the Horned Frog defenders and to calmly put it past the outrunning goalkeeper, Lauren Kellett.

The Horned Frogs kept the Blue Devils at bay and entered the half only down one goal, but in the 53rd minute Cooper struck again to secure her brace and extend Duke’s lead to two goals. A short, untidy back pass to the goalkeeper allowed Cooper to get a crucial touch on the ball and score on an open net. Matters only got worse for TCU as a lack of communication between Kellett and her backline paved the way to conceding another disastrous goal, this time scored by Kat Rader, her third of the season.

Remaining compact on the defensive front, Duke minimized a lethal Horned Frogs attack that has scored 15 goals this season. The Blue Devil midfield pressured TCU from behind while the back line would close down the space and bring any sort of attacking opportunity to a halt. While the Horned Frogs were unfortunate to get any sort of momentum on the attack, it is important to understand the effect that missing Gracie Brian has on the team’s abilities to threaten in the final third. After sustaining an injury against UT Rio Grande Valley, Brian has missed both games since, in which TCU has scored only one goal and conceded six. Playing a massive role in the transition game from defense to attack, Brian’s absence in the midfield has clearly had an effect on the recent performances.

The Horned Frogs pulled a goal back in the 68th minute with a strike from Lauren Memoly. She found a way to squeeze the ball through a congested penalty area from the ensuing corner to get it past a diving Ruthie Jones. Memoly’s second goal of the season pulled TCU within two goals of Duke, but it was not enough to inspire a comeback.

The Horned Frogs have now lost two-consecutive games, conceding six goals in that span. Their season doesn’t get any easier as they will travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M on Thursday.

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