Aug 29, 2013
Week 2 Match Notes
FORT WORTH -
The TCU soccer team will wrap up a four-match road swing with a pair of matches this weekend. First up for the Horned Frogs is Friday night meeting with No. 25 LSU at 7 p.m. Sunday night at 7, the Frogs will face Houston Baptist.
The Horned Frogs went 1-1 in its season-opening weekend. Playing in the Montana Kickoff Invitational, TCU faltered in a 4-3 loss to Wyoming before collecting its first win of the season, 2-1 over Air Force.
Freshman Michelle Prokof made a splash in her first two collegiate games, scoring in each of the weekend's match.
Making her return to the field, Makenzie Koch had a hand in three of the five goals scored by TCU. She notched a goal and two assists.
Freshman Shannon Coffer made six saves on seven shots in her collegiate debut on Sunday.
Freshman Meghan Murphy notched TCU's first game-winning goal of the season.
The Horned Frogs took 12 corner kicks over the weekend, including 10 in the loss to Wyoming.
LSU is off to a 2-0 start this season after a 1-0 win over Louisiana Tech and a 6-0 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.
The Tigers are ranked No. 25 in the latest Top Drawer Soccer poll. LSU also received six votes in the Soccer Times poll as well as a vote in the NSCAA poll.
Alex Arlitt is the leading point scorer for the Tigers with two goals and an assist in the first two matches. Both goals and the assist came in the win over ULM.
Frenanda Pina also scored a pair of goals in the win over the Warhawks.
Starting goalkeeper Megan Kinneman has yet to allow a goal this season. She has faced just three shots on goal.
The Tigers are averaging 2,347 fans per match this season.
HOUSTON BAPTIST NOTABLES
Sunday's match against the Horned Frogs will mark the first home match of the season for Houston Baptist.
The Huskies dropped a pair of contests in the opening weekend of play. HBU lost 2-1 at Tulsa and 1-0 at North Texas.
Rebekah Tovar has scored the lone goal for the Huskies this season.
In goal, Houston Baptist has used a trio of goalkeepers. Patty Walrath is the lone keeper to play an entire game. She made six saves on seven shots in the loss to North Texas.
The Husky defense allowed 35 shots in the two games, 15 of which were on goal.
Natalie Hager ranks second on the team with three total shots, all of which have been on goal.
THE YOUTH MOVEMENT
Sixteen members of the soccer team saw time on the pitch this past weekend in Montana. Of those 16 players, 10 were newcomers. The 2013 roster features 15 newcomers and just 11 returners.
The Horned Frogs tallied five goals this past weekend and got key contributions from mutliple people in the lineup.
Five different Frogs tallied a point over the weekend. Makenzie Koch and Michelle Prokof led the way with four points each. Koch tallied a goal and two assists, while Prokof notched a pair of goals. Bobbi Clemmer and Meghan Murphy each scored, while Kelly Johnson added an assist.
Freshman Michelle Prokof had an outstanding debut weekend, scoring once in each of the two matches. Prokof scored the first goal in both matches. She tallied three shots on goal and took four total shots over the weekend.
Meghan Murphy was not to be out done as she tallied TCU's first game-winning goal of the season on Sunday against Air Force.
TCU is in the midst of playing its first four matches of the season on the road to open up the 2013 campaign. It marks the first time in program history that the squad will spend the first two weekends of the season away from home. She started both games and played in 155 minutes.
The Frogs will play a total of nine road matches this season. Of the 10 non-conference matches, five of them will be on the road. Murphy played in 67 minutes off the bench in the season opener. She earned the start in Sunday's and played in all 90 minutes.
Up until an injury brought a premature end to her season in 2012, Bobbi Clemmer had played in every minute of the season. She missed the final match of the season but has returned to form to start the 2013 campaign.
Clemmer played all 180 minutes this past weekend and along the way she notched her first career goal. Her goal in the 39th minute against Wyoming notched the game at two.
MORE HAPPY RETURNS
Makenzie Koch's freshman campaign ended prematurely in the 10th match of the year when she suffered a season-ending injury.
She has returned with a vengeance this season, playing a part in three of the five goals scored by the Horned Frogs over the weekend.
For her career, Koch has four goals and seven assists for a total of 15 points.
On Sunday, freshman Shannon Coffer was given the opportunity to start her first collegiate match. She took the opportunity and turned it into a 2-1 victory for the Horned Frogs.
Coffer faced seven shots on goal and stopped six of them. Her six saves per game rank in a tie for second in the Big 12.