Soccer Opens Homestand Friday Night


Aug. 31, 2017

TCU Horned Frogs
(3-1-0, 0-0-0 Big 12 Conference)
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Ball State Cardinals
(1-2-1, 0-0-0 Pac 12)

September 1, 2017 | 7 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas  | Garvey-Rosenthal

FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer team is set to open a three match homestead Friday night against Ball State at 7 p.m. Action continues Sunday night with a meeting against Missouri at 7.
TCU NOTABLES
• TCU saw its 13-match regular season non-conference unbeaten streak end Friday with a 1-0 loss at Colorado, but bounced back with a 2-1 come-from behind win at Northern Colorado on Sunday.
• The last time TCU came back from a half-time deficit was against Baylor in the Big 12 Championships on November 4, 2016.
• TCU continues to be one of the best offensive teams in the country, ranking 14th with 3.0 goals per game, 5th with 4.0 assists per game and 4th in points (40).
Allison Ganter and Ryan Williams rank fifth nationally with four assists on the season.
Emma Heckendorn collected her fourth career game-winning goal on Sunday.

BALL STATE NOTABLES
• Ball State is coming off a 1-1 draw against Appalachian State on Sunday.
• Emily Scott’s unassisted goal in the 70th minute snapped a scoreless drought that spanned the previous two games, a 4-0 loss at #18 Notre Dame and a 1-0 setback at Xavier.
• The Cardinals have used three goalkeepers in the first four games of the season.
• Amanda Shaw leads Ball State with 11 shots, while three different Cardinals have tallied a goal.

TCU VS. BALL STATE SERIES HISTORY
• The Cardinals are one of five new teams on the TCU schedule this season including ULM, Colorado, Northeastern and Kansas State.
• TCU is 1-1 against new opponents this year, defeating ULM 5-0 in the season-opener and dropping a 1-0 decision at Colorado.

MISSOURI NOTABLES
• Missouri was shutout in both games last weekend, going 0-1-1 in the matches. The Tigers played to a 0-0 draw at Oregon State then suffered a 3-0 loss at #14 Nebraksa.
• Sarah Luebbert (1 G, 3 A) has played a part in four of Missouri’s five goals on the year.
• Five different Tigers have scored a goal this season.
• Kelsey Dossey and Kristen Rivers have split time in goal in the first four matches of the year.

TCU VS. MISSOURI SERIES HISTORY
• The Tigers and the Horned Frogs will be meeting on the pitch for the fifth time.
• Missouri leads the all-time series 4-0-0, including a 2-0-0 mark in Fort Worth.
• Sunday’s meeting marks the third in the last four years.
• Missouri took a 2-0 win in the last meeting in Columbia on Aug. 21, 2015.
• The Tigers escaped with a 2-1 overtime win in their last appearance in Fort Worth on Aug. 29, 2014.

SURGING
Ryan Williams has raised her offensive game to a new level this season. Through four games, she has four assists, just one behind her career-high five set in her sophomore season. She is now tied for seventh all-time with 13 career assists.

A RARITY
TCU stunned Northern Colorado with a late goal to cap a two-goal second half, erasing a 1-0 halftime deficit.It was just the second time since 2012 that the Horned Frogs have rallied from a halftime deficit to record a win.

OFFENSIVE MINDED
TCU has scored 12 goals in the first four matches of the season, an average of 3.0 per match, a mark that is tied for 14th nationally. The 12 total goals scored is good for 7th nationally. With 40 points, TCU has produced the fourth-most points in the NCAA this season.

REACHING THE TOP
In 2016, Emma Heckendorn put her stamp on the record book with nine assists, the most-ever in a single season.

Entering the season, Heckendorn needed just two assists to tie the career assist record. She wasted little time, tallying an assist in each of the first two games of the season, tying Allison Calleri’s (1996-99) school-record 18 career assists.

Additionally, she wasted little time climbing the points charts, cracking the top 10. Her 46 points rank 8th all-time.

A SEASON OF FIRSTS
TCU netted 10 goals over the by eight different players. Five Horned Frogs scored their first career goals over the weekend. Scoring their first career goals against ULM were Danielle Eule, Natalee Heiser and Yazmeen Ryan. Tara Smith and Karitas Tomasdottir connected for their first career tallies against UTSA.

Emily Alvarado was the latest to join the club of firsts, picking up her first career win in goal. She made five stops in the second half at Northern Colorado.

 

 

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