TCU WEEKLY NOTES
FORT WORTH - The TCU soccer team continues its homestand Friday night when they welcome Metroplex rival, SMU, to Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. Match time is set for 7 p.m.
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TCU went 1-1 this past weekend, notching its first road victory of the season with a 2-0 win at Rice on Friday night. Despite outshooting Nevada on Sunday, the Horned Frogs were shutout 1-0 to even their record at 2-2-1.
Monica Alvarado became the first Horned Frog since Jordan Calhoun in 2010 to score twice in a game as she netted both goals against Rice on Friday. Makenzie Koch assisted on both of Alvarado's goals, taking the corner kicks that eventually led to the goals. Vittoria Arnold made five saves Friday to tally her second shutout of the season.
SMU is coming off back-to-back losses at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational hosted by the University of Texas. The Mustangs dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 contest to No. 10 Virginia on Sunday and fell 4-1 to New Mexico on Friday.
Kenzie Scovill leads the Mustang attack with three goals and one assist. Both Rachel Larson and Lissi Lonsberry picked up their first goals of the season in Austin. Lauren Bodden has seen the most action in goal, appearing in four games and has a shutout to her credit in 361 minutes of play.
A HEAD ABOVE THE REST
In one contest, Monica Alvarado jumped to the top of the leaderboard when she potted a pair of goals in a 2-0 win over Rice. Her two goals on the season tops TCU in that category. She is the first Horned Frog to score two goals in a game since Jordan Calhoun scored twice against UNLV on Oct. 8, 2010.
Both goals were headers taken off of Makenzie Koch corner kicks. Alvarado has now scored three goals in her TCU career and has five in her three-plus seasons of collegiate soccer. She has started all 24 games since transferring to TCU prior to the start of the 2011 campaign.
In four matches this season, the Horned Frogs have yet to yield a first half goal. Additionally, the Frogs have not scored a goal in the first half. TCU is the only school in the Big 12 to not allow a goal in the first half. Baylor, Kansas and Texas Tech have allowed just one first half goal this season.
TCU has allowed just four goals in five matches this season. The four goals allowed ranks third in the Big 12. Only Baylor and Texas Tech have allowed fewer goals, surrendering three in their first six contests.
SERIES HISTORY - SMU
TCU has played the most matches in school history against SMU dating back to the birth of the program in 1986. SMU has owned the series with 25 wins in 27 tries. TCU has played to a pair of ties with the Mustangs, in 1986 and 2002. Fifteen of the 27 matches have taken place in Fort Worth and both ties have come at home. Friday marks the first meeting between the schools since 2007.
The Last Meeting
September 21, 2007
Horned Frogs fall in heartbreaker to SMU, 4-3
TCU sophomore Cheryl Martin netted a goal with 8 seconds remaining in regulation to send the match into overtime, but it wasn't enough as TCU dropped a 4-3 double overtime match to SMU Friday night at Westcott Stadium.