Sept. 27, 2015
Final Stats |
FORT WORTH, Texas –
Another two-goal effort from Michelle Prokof
and a three save performance from Shannon Coffer
helped TCU improve to 2-0 in Big 12 play with a 3-0 win over Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon.
Early pressure from the Horned Frogs paid dividends as they were awarded a penalty kick just under two minutes into the game. Prokof took the PK and buried it for a 1-0 lead.
Oklahoma State turned up the pressure, but the Frogs held strong, carrying the 1-0 lead into the half despite being outshot 9-6 in the half.
Out of halftime, an entertaining second half saw its fair share of chances for both teams, but it was TCU that came away with a pair of goals.
Emma Heckendorn won a battle with her defender and managed to send a cross in where it deflected off the keeper right to an open Prokof. The junior didn’t miss as she sent it sailing into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead in the 56th minute.
With OSU pushing to get on the board, the Frogs capitalized again in the 70th minute. Eryn Spencer fed a through ball to Faith Carter. The keeper came out to challenge the shot, but missed, leaving a wide-open net for Carter, who didn’t miss as she scored her third goal of the season.
Stat of the Game
21 – Career goals for Michelle Prokof, who moves into sixth on TCU’s all-time goals scored list.
Quotes of the Game
Head Coach Eric Bell
“Sunday’s are always a grind and to come away with three goals against a team like this is hard to do. I’m very pleased with our performance. The hard work and effort these guys put in is paying off. I’m very proud of them.”
“Michelle’s an integral part of what we are trying to do. She’s in a really good spot. The work that she’s doing when nobody else is watching is paying off. That’s a testament that hard work pays off. She’s having a fantastic season so far and hopefully she can continue that.”
“What we are doing right now is focusing on us. We will give West Virginia all the respect they deserve as the defending Big 12 champs, but we are focused on us. That’s what we have been doing and it seems to be working. We’ll get back at it Tuesday and try to get ready for them.”
“We are in a really good spot. Our confidence is good, our mentality is good and we’re playing pretty good soccer. It’s been good to be at home, but we are prepared to go on the road too.”
• TCU has won eight of its last nine and has outscored its opponents 26-2 in that stretch.
• The Horned Frogs notched their seventh shutout of the season and fourth straight.
• The four straight shutouts is a school-record.
• With her two goal performance, Michelle Prokof moved into sole possession of sixth place on TCU’s all-time goals scored list, passing Jackie Torda’s mark of 20 established from 2007-10.
• The multi-goal effort from Prokof was her third of the season and the fourth of her career.
• Michelle Prokof improved to 2-for-2 on penalty kicks this season and 3-for-3 in her career.
• Emma Heckendorn tallied her sixth career assist.
• Eryn Spencer collected her fourth career assist.
• Shannon Coffer picked up her fourth complete-match shutout of the season and the fifth of her career. She has been the starting goalkeeper for all seven shutouts this season.
TCU (8-4-0, 2-0-0) will hit the road for a key match-up against league-favorite and nationally ranked West Virginia Friday night. Match time is set for 6 p.m. in Morgantown, W.Va.