Soccer Wraps Up Road Swing Sunday


Aug. 27, 2016


TCU Horned Frogs
(2-0, 0-0 Big 12 Conference)
versuscoding
Lamar Cardinals
(0-3, 0-0 Southland)

August 28, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. CT | Beaumont, Texas. | LU Soccer Complex

FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer (2-0) team will wrap up a season-opening three match road trip Sunday afternoon at Lamar. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU is off to its first 2-0 start to a season since the 2009 season when it started 3-0.
• Dating back to the 2015 season, TCU has played in six straight overtime contests.
• TCU already has a pair of overtime victories this season, the first time it has had multiple OT wins since the 2013 season.
• TCU received six votes in the NSCAA poll.
Michelle Prokof moved into a tie for fourth place all-time in goals (22) and points (54).
Katie Lund was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in the second half and overtimes of both matches this past weekend.
Lauren Sajewich notched her first career game-winning goal on Sunday.

LAMAR NOTABLES
• Lamar went 0-2 on opening weekend, dropping a 2-0 decision to Texas State and a 2-1 result against Louisiana Tech.
• Sunday's game will mark the conclusion of a four game homestand for the Cardinals.
• Lamar dropped a 1-0 decision to UTRGV on Friday night.
• The offense flows through M.J. Eckart as she has the Cardinals' lone goal this season and a team-high five shots.
• Rachel Gries has played every minute of the season in goal form Lamar.
• Gries has stopped 24 of the 29 shots that have come her way.

TCU-LAMAR SERIES NOTABLES
• TCU and Lamar have met one other time on the soccer pitch back on Aug. 21, 2011.
• TCU took a 2-0 victory over the Cardinals at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
• TCU will be making its first appearance on Lamar's home field.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE
Prior to Friday's 2-1 overtime victory against Maryland, TCU had either tied or lost its last 11 overtime contests dating back to a 2-1 win over Arkansas on Sept. 15, 2013. The win broke a string of seven straight ties. The last time TCU had a two-game winning streak in overtime contests was in 2005.

ELITE COMPANY
Fourteen NCAA Division I soccer programs played a pair of overtime contests on the opening weekend of soccer. TCU is one of just two programs (Santa Clara) to win both games. Only four other programs (Seton Hall, San Jose State, North Dakota and Northern Colorado) came away with an overtime victory.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Michelle Prokof continued her assent up the TCU career charts with a three-point game in the season-opener at Maryland.

She now has 54 career points to tie Allison Calleri (1996-99) for fourth all-time. Along the way, she notched her 22nd career goal to also move into a tie for fourth all-time with Jennifer Thompson (1992-95).

Her next goal will give her sole possession of fourth place. She needs two goals to tie Sarah Campbell (1986-89) for third all-time.

IRON WOMAN
Since her arrival on campus, Lauren Sajewich has been a staple on the field. She is one of three Horned Frogs (Cachet Lue and Courtney Forte) this season to have been on the field for the entirety of the match.

Over the course of her career, Sajewich has played the entirety of 54 out of 59 games. She has left the field for a total of 53 minutes over the last three seasons.

A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Head coach Eric Bell and staff have been at the helm of the TCU program for four-plus seasons. Friday's season-opener at Maryland marks the first time during his tenure, the starting lineup did not feature a freshman.

FRESH FACES
In the first two matches, TCU has had a handful of athletes make their collegiate debuts. On Friday, Cachet Lue, Tara Smith, Sloane Scharold and Katie Lund made their first collegiate appearance. On Sunday, Sarah Reilly joined the ranks, seeing her first collegiate action.

MAKING AN IMPRESSION
Katie Lund has made a splash on the soccer field. Entering the match in the second half of both contests with the game tied, Lund has stood tall. She's stopped all six shots that she's faced in the second half en route to putting up a 2-0 record on the season. She is the only goalkeeper in the Big 12 who has yet to surrender a goal this season. Her efforts in goal earned her the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors.

INCHING CLOSER
Emma Heckendorn assisted on two of TCU's three goals over the weekend. She has a point in two straight games heading into the weekend. Her two assists give her nine in her career. With her next helper, she will move into a tie for 10th all-time.

 

 

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