Aug. 27, 2015
FORT WORTH -
TCU's four match road swing to open the 2015 season concludes this weekend with a trip to Illinois. The Horned Frogs will face Illinois Friday nigh at 7 p.m. before wrapping up Sunday afternoon at Illinois State.
• TCU suffered a pair of setbacks at Missouri and Arkansas over the weekend.
• It’s the first time since the 2006 season that the Horned Frogs have been shutout in the first two matches of the season.
• TCU matches a program record with four straight road games to open a season set back in 2013.
• Courtney Hofer made the start in goal for TCU and made nine saves on 12 shots over the weekend.
• Over the weekend, four Horned Frogs made their collegiate debuts. Kayla Hill and McKenzie Oliver both started, while Faith Carter and Karitas Tomasdottir each came off the bench to play.
• Illinois opened the season with a pair of wins, topping Oakland at home by a score of 4-1 before handing Illinois State a 1-0 loss at home on Sunday.
• Senior Jannelle Flaws had a break-out weekend with a pair of goals and an assist in the win over Oakland as well as assisting on the lone goal at Illinois State.
• Reagan Robishaw also contributed a pair of goals over the weekend, scoring once in each contest.
• In goal, Claire Wheatley played the entirety of both matches, stopping six of the seven shots she faced in the two matches.
SERIES HISTORY NOTABLES - ILLINOIS
• TCU and Illinois have never met on the soccer pitch.
• Head Coach Eric Bell spent four season (2002-05) as an assistant coach at Illinois.
FIRST TASTE OF ACTION
Four Horned Frogs got their first taste of collegiate action this past weekend. Kayla Hill and McKenzie Oliver were part of the starting lineup, while Faith Carter and Karitas Tomasdottir played valuable minutes off the bench.
Hill played 132 minutes over the weekend as a starting midfielder, while Oliver was on the field for 114 minutes. Oliver’s first collegiate shot was on goal against Arkansas.
Tomasdottir took one shot in 96 minutes of action in her first two collegiate games, while Carter pitched in with a shot in 71 minutes of cation.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
For just the second time in program history, the Horned Frogs open the season with four matches away from home. The last time it happened came in 2013 when TCU played in a tournament at Montana before taking on LSU and Houston Baptist the following weekend.
TCU is still searching for its first goal of the season, marking just the second time in program history that the team has failed to score a goal in either of the first two games.The Frogs dropped a 1-0 decision to Rice in the 2006 opener and fell 2-0 at Texas Tech.
Since stepping onto campus as a freshman in 2012, Bobbi Clemmer has been a mainstay on the pitch. She’s started 59 of the 61 games. In those 59 games, she’s played every minute of all but one contest. The last time Clemmer didn’t play came on Sept. 22, 2013. Since missing that game, she has started and played every single minute of hte last 30 matches.