TCU head coach Dan Abdalla
June 15, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU women’s soccer head coach Dan Abdalla announced the schedule for the 2011 season Wednesday. The Horned Frogs’ home slate includes nine matches at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, while the squad will enjoy all but one non-conference match inside the friendly confines of the Lone Star State.
“I’m really excited about how the 2011 schedule has shaped up,” Abdalla said. “Every non-conference opponent will be in the mix for a championship and postseason birth. That non-conference challenge will be a great opportunity to prepare us for a conference schedule, in which more so than any other year, every team will have a chance to win a MWC Championship.”
The Purple and White will open the season on the road, traveling to Stillwater, Okla., to battle 2010 NCAA quarterfinalist Oklahoma State on Aug. 19. The Cowgirls are one of three NCAA tournament teams that the Frogs will square off against in 2011.
The Frogs will debut the 2011 roster to their home crowd on Sunday, Aug. 21, taking on Lamar University for the first time in program history. The home opener is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. TCU will remain in Fort Worth to host former Conference-USA rival Rice for a Friday night showdown on Aug. 26. After hitting the road to battle Texas State on Sept. 2, the Frogs come home to Fort Worth to host Missouri on Sept. 4.
TCU heads to Lubbock, Texas, to play a pair of matches against Toledo and Hofstra as part of the Red Raider Classic, Sept. 9-11. The Frogs will round out the three-match road swing with a showdown at Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 16, before hosting Northwestern State and Northern Arizona on Sept. 18 and Sept. 23, respectively. The final non-conference road match of the fall will pit TCU against Houston Baptist on Sept. 25.
Entering the final season as a member of the Mountain West Conference, the Purple and White leadoff the league slate at UNLV on Sept. 30 in Las Vegas, Nev. TCU will welcome San Diego State to Fort Worth for the first home conference match on Oct. 7.
The Frogs will host Big 12 rival Texas Tech for the final non-conference match of the semester, embracing the Red Raiders in primetime fashion with a 7 p.m. start on Oct. 9. TCU owns a 6-2 home record against TTU since the all-time series began in 1994.
TCU will honor the senior class and conclude the home schedule at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium versus Wyoming on Oct. 16. The Frogs will round out the regular season by traveling to Boise State and New Mexico, Oct. 21 and Oct. 29, respectively.
The MWC Championships will be hosted by New Mexico in Albuquerque, Nov. 3-6.
2011 TCU Soccer Schedule
Aug. 19 - at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m.
Aug. 21 - LAMAR, 1 p.m.
Aug. 26 - RICE, 7 p.m.
Sept. 2 - at Texas State, 7 p.m.
Sept. 4 - MISSOURI, 1 p.m.
Sept. 9 - vs. Toledo (at Lubbock, Texas), 5 p.m.
Sept. 11 - vs. Hofstra (at Lubbock, Texas), 10 a.m.
Sept. 16 - at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 - NORTHWESTERN STATE, 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 - NORTHERN ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
Sept. 25 - at Houston Baptist, 1 p.m.
Sept. 30 - at UNLV, 7 p.m.*
Oct. 7 - SAN DIEGO STATE, 7 p.m.*
Oct. 9 - TEXAS TECH, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 - AIR FORCE, 7 p.m.*
Oct. 16 - WYOMING, 1 p.m.*
Oct. 21 - at Boise State, 3 p.m.*
Oct. 29 - at New Mexico, 7 p.m.*
Nov. 3-6 - MWC Championships, hosted by New Mexico
* - denotes Mountain West Conference match
BOLD - denotes home matches
All times are Central