TCU Opens Exhibition Play at Oklahoma
Aug. 14, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - After almost a week of practice, the TCU soccer team will play its first of two exhibition games on Tuesday as the Horned Frogs travel to Norman, Okla., to face Oklahoma at John Crain Field at 3 p.m.
"The kids are excited to see someone in a different uniform," head coach Dan Abdalla said. "It will be a great opportunity to see a new opponent and to see where we are at as a team. The game will provide a good barometer to see what areas we are strong in and where we need to improve before the regular season begins."
In addition to facing a different opponent, the exhibition will provide a great opportunity for the coaches to view and experiment with different lineups and combinations.
"We are going to mix the lineup up a lot during the game," Abdalla said. "We have a few injuries that we have to be careful of and the game will provide a great opportunity for the freshmen. The plan is to get everybody into the game and provide each player with an opportunity."
The game will also give TCU's nine freshmen an opportunity to experience the differences in the game at the Division I level.
Following TCU's game at Oklahoma, the Horned Frogs will return to practice until Saturday when they host Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. in the final exhibition match of the season. Saturday's exhibition match at Garvey-Rosenthal stadium will be played under the lights for the first time in school history.