Soccer Opens Home Slate Friday: Hosts Maryland

Sept. 3, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas -  The TCU women's soccer team kicks off a busy September Friday night when it hosts Maryland at 7. The Horned Frogs will play seven of their next eight at Garvey-Rosenthal.

• TCU concluded its opening four-game road trip with a split this past weekend. TCU dropped a 5-2 decision to Illinois on Friday and picked up a 2-0 win over Illinois State on Sunday.
Michelle Prokof notched her third career multi-point game with a goal and an assist at Illinois on Friday night.
Emma Heckendorn has scored in back-to-back games.
Allison Ganter scored her first career goal, the game-winner at Illinois State on Sunday.
Shannon Coffer notched a two-save shutout on Sunday, the second of her career.

• Maryland split a pair of games over the weekend, dropping a 1-0 decision at home against West Virginia before bouncing back with a 1-0 win over LaSalle.
• All three of the Terrapin wins have come via the shutout this season.
• Alex Anthony has scored three of the four goals for Maryland this season.
• In goal, Rachelle Beanlands has been a rock with a .909 save percentage. She has allowed just one goal on 11 shots this year.

• TCU and Maryland have never met on the soccer pitch.

After opening the season with four road matches, TCU will return home for a stretch that will see it play seven of its next eight games at Garvey-Rosenthal.

TCU’s home stadium has been very good to the Horned Frogs since it opened in 2000. The Frogs are 65-56-15 in 15 seasons at Garvey-Rosenthal. Since head coach Eric Bell arrived, the Frogs are 11-13-4 at home.

TCU is 9-6 in home openers since 2000 and 1-2 under the guidance of coach Bell. Overall in program history, the Frogs are 15-14 in home openers.

In Friday’s loss at Illinois, the Frogs were finally able to score their first goal of the season. Breaking the drought was last year’s leading scorer, Emma Heckendorn. She notched the first goal of the season and backed up that effort with another goal in Sunday’s win over Illinois State.

It’s the second time in her career that Heckendorn has scored in back-to-back games. She tallied three goals over a two-game strectch last season at Sam Houston State and SMU.

Since stepping onto campus as a freshman in 2012, Bobbi Clemmer has been a mainstay on the pitch. She’s started 61 of the 63 games. In those 61 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 the last 32 matches.

Friday begins TCU’s defense of its Big 12 attendance title. The Frogs have taken the crown each of its three seasons in the Big 12. The Horned Frog faithful continue to prove they are the best fans in the league. TCU took the attendance crown with an average of 1,435 fans per match in 2014. The average ranked 11th nationally.

TCU was the only school in the Big 12 to have over 10,000 fans pass through the turnstiles in 2015 with a total of 12,916 spectators. Only 18 schools in the NCAA had season totals over 10,000.



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