Homestand Continues Friday; TCU Hosts LSU

Bobbi Clemmer has played in 42 career matches.
Sept. 4, 2014

FORT WORTH - The TCU soccer team continues their four-match homestand Friday night when they host LSU. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal.

• TCU is in the midst of a season-long four match homestand. The Frogs have dropped the first two matches of the homestand.
Jill Finnerty converted a penalty kick to score her first career goal.
Vittoria Arnold made a season-high seven saves in the overtime loss to Missouri.
• Arnold ranks fourth in the league with an average of 3.67 saves per match.
Bobbi Clemmer, Meghan Murphy and Ryan Williams are the only three Horned Frogs to have played in every single minute of every match this season.
Bella Kubo made her collegiate debut on Sunday.
• TCU ranks third in the league with a total of 55 shots taken through four games.

• LSU enters the match with a 3-1 record after playing its first four matches of the season at home.
• The Tigers lone hiccup was a 1-0 loss to Rice. The goal came in the 86th minute. LSU outshot Rice 11-10 but registered just one shot on goal.
• The Tigers lineup features five goal scorers, led by Summer Clarke and Jorian Baucom's three goals each.
• In goal, Lily Alfeld has played every minute of the season. She boasts a 0.75 goals against average.
• Alfeld has allowed just three goals this season and tallied a pair of shutouts.

Bobbi Clemmer has been a staple on the soccer pitch since she stepped foot on campus in 2012. She has missed just two matches in her career. Clemmer has started 42 of 44 matches played over the last two-plus seasons. She has played the entire match in 41 of the 42 games, leaving one due to injury.

TCU opens a four-match homestand on Friday against Missouri. The friendly confines of Garvey-Rosenthal have been kind to the Frogs over the years. Since it opened in 2000, TCU has a 59-54-14 record.

In a roster that features 17 newcomers, there has been plenty of opportunity for fresh faces to see their first action in a collegiate soccer match. Seven newcomers were in the starting lineup on opening night. On Sunday, Bella Kubo became the latest Horned Frog to make her collegiate debut. In total, 11 of the newcomers have seen action in a match this season.

In Friday's overtime loss to Missouri, the Frogs lone goal came courtesy on a penalty kick. Jill Finnerty converted the kick for her first career goal. The PK was the first for the Horned Frogs since Makenzie Koch converted a penalty shot against Texas State on Sept. 9, 2012. Koch converted to penalty kick's in 2012. Her first career goal was also a PK as she scored against SMU on Sept. 7, 2012.

The Frog faithful picked up where they left off each of the last two seasons with a strong showing in the opening two matches of the homestand. Friday night's season-opener saw 1,785 fans. TCU averaged 1,249 fans per match over the weekend. TCU has won the Big 12 attendance crown each of the last two seasons. TCU averaged 1,301 fans per match in 2013 and 1,413 in 2012.

TCU collected just one goal last season and has scored just three in the first four matches of the year. The lack of goal scoring is not for lack of trying as TCU is averaging 13.8 shots per match. The Frogs have outshot two of their four opponents this season. The Frogs have three different goal scorers in Jill Finnerty, Lauren Sajewich and Makenzie Koch.

After setting a school record with six overtime contests in 2013, the Horned Frogs played their first of the 2014 campaign against Missouri. In its history, TCU has a 25-21-37 record in contests decided in overtime.



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