Aug. 28, 2016
BEAUMONT, Texas –
A five-goal outburst in the second half highlighted TCU’s 6-0 win at Lamar on Sunday afternoon. Michelle Prokof
and Faith Carter
led the offensive attack with two goals apiece to help the Horned Frogs improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Horned Frogs opened the scoring in the 13th minute on a Michelle Prokof tally. A short goal kick got the ball back in the Frogs’ possession. Emma Heckendorn made a strong cross feed to the far post where Prokof was waiting to head in her second of the season.
TCU exploded in the second half, scoring five goals on 16 shots. The Frogs wasted little time extending the lead to 2-0 as Prokof and Heckendorn teamed up again. Heckendorn found a wide-open Prokof for her second of the game in the 48th minute.
Just over eight minutes later, Heckendorn found the back of the net for her first goal of the season. She took a strong feed in stride from McKenzie Oliver and beat the Cardinals’ keeper in the 54th minute.
Faith Carter struck for back-to-back goals 13 minutes apart to extend the lead to 5-0. Her first goal came in the 72nd minute. Brittany Little made a great outlet pass downfield that was then flicked on by Allison Ganter. Carter raced in on goal and fired off a shot that was stopped by the keeper. She stayed with it and blasted home the rebound for her first of the season. On her second goal, she took a feed in tight from Courtney Forte and tucked it inside the near post.
Allison Ganter capped the scoring with a booming shot from 40 yards out over the keeper’s head for her first goal of the season.
For the third straight game, Courtney Hofer and Katie Lund teamed up to get the Frogs a win. Lund had to make the game’s only save late in the second half.
Stat of the Game
5 – Michelle Prokof has five multi-goal games in her career.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
On the game as a whole:
“It was challenging with the weather and the stoppage, but I think our kids handled it very well and with maturity. We took it all in stride, came out and handled the first eight minutes and the final 45 minutes.”
On the offensive output:
“It was nice to see. Our kids are playing with a little bit more rhythm and confidence. It’s rewarding for us as a coaching staff to see the things we’ve been working on in practice happen. A lot of different people got on the score sheet today, which makes me happy. We showed we can score a lot of different ways, not just off of set pieces.”
Wrapping up the road trip and returning home:
“These games were a test for us in finding out where we are from a mentality standpoint. We shown very well the last two weeks that we are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the league. It’s going to be nice to have the comfort of our traditions coming up for the month of September.”
• TCU is off to its first 3-0 start since the 2009 campaign.
• The last time TCU scored six goals in a game was Aug. 29, 2010 against Sam Houston State.
• The game had a rain delay of 1 hour and 40 minutes.
• Michelle Prokof’s second goal of the game, her 24th career goal, moved her into a tie for third all-time with Sarah Campbell.
• Prokof now has nine career game-winning goals.
• Emma Heckendorn’s assists on the two Prokof goals were the 10th and 11th of her career. She is now tied for ninth all-time with Crystal Pratz in program history.
• Heckendorn’s goal was the 10th of her career.
• Faith Carter notched her fourth and fifth career goals.
• Carter registered her first career multi-goal game.
• McKenzie Oliver collected her first career assist.
• Allison Ganter notched her fourth career assist and her fourth career goal.
• Brittany Little collected her fifth career assist.
• Courtney Forte registered her second career assist.
• Haley Vice and Sarah Birkner made their collegiate debuts.
TCU (3-0) will open its 2016 home schedule Friday, Sept. 2 when it hosts Illinois. Game time at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m.