Sept. 11, 2015
Final Stats |
FORT WORTH, Texas –
Another two goal effort from Michelle Prokof
and two saves from Shannon Coffer
helped TCU to its fourth straight win Friday night, 4-0 over Abilene Christian.
From start to finish, the Horned Frogs dominated play as they were able to keep the ball in the offensive half of the field. Similar to Sunday’s win over Oral Roberts, the Frogs carried a slim 1-0 lead into halftime before erupting for a trio of goals in the second half.
Prokof got the scoring started in the 18th minute as she fired in a shot from about five yards out. Karitas Tomasdottir did the hard work on the base line and got the ball into the five-yard box. Makenzie Koch fought off a defender and worked the ball to an open Prokof, who didn’t miss.
Just over two minutes into the second half, the Frogs got an insurance goal off the head of Kayla Hill. The freshman snuck in behind a defender and headed Emma Heckendorn’s cross into the back of the net for her first career goal.
Four minutes later, Prokof struck again for a 3-0 lead. Hill’s cross into the box found Julia Thurston, who kept the ball deep in the attacking zone. Her header deflected to a wide-open Prokof at the top of the 19-yard box and her shot into the upper part of the goal was unstoppable.
In the 78th minute, Allison Ganter got in on the scoring action as she took a strong feed from Jill Finnerty and buried it in the goal for the final tally of the game.
Stat of the Game
8 – Number of Horned Frogs to register at least one point in the game.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
“Another quality team performance. I’m very happy that we scored four goals. What I liked the most about it was that they responded to the information we gave them at half time. Over the last four games, we’ve been able to come out and score within the first five or 10 minutes of the second half.”
“Michelle (Prokof’s) been in the right place at the right time and she’s getting the ball on frame. If you put the ball on the frame, you’re going to give yourself a chance to score. I think she’s doing that a lot more consistently then she has been and the ball is going in the back of the net.”
“I think we are pretty organized defensively. We talk to them about what we want to focus on each game and obviously, we don’t want to give up any goals. I’m happy with them and I’m happy with the development of the goal. The backline has done a great job.”
• Michelle Prokof notched her third career multi-goal game. It’s the second straight multi-goal performance for Prokof.
• Michelle Prokof now has 18 career goals. She moves into a tie for seventh all-time in goals scored with Allison Calleri.
• Michelle Prokof has scored in three straight games. She has five over that time period.
• Kayla Hill registered her first career goal.
• Jill Finnerty, Karitas Tomasdottir and Julia Thurston registered their first point of the season.
• Shannon Coffer collected her third shutout of the season and the fourth of her career. She has not allowed a goal in the last five halves of soccer dating back to a goal by Maryland in the first half last Friday.
• TCU played 21 players in the match.
TCU (4-3-0) wraps up its four-game homestand Sunday when it hosts North Texas. Game time is set for 7 p.m.