Sept. 7, 2017
TCU Horned Frogs
(5-1-0, 0-0-0 Big 12 Conference)
(4-2-0, 0-0-0 CAA)
September 8, 2017 | 7 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas | Garvey-Rosenthal
FORT WORTH - The TCU soccer team concludes it three-match homestead Friday night when it hosts Northeastern State at 7. The Horned Frogs enter the game riding a three match winning streak and stand at 5-1 on the season.
• For the second time in the last three games, TCU overcame a halftime deficit to post a 2-1 win over Missouri, capping its second 2-0 weekend this season. On Friday, the Horned Frogs defeated Ball State.
• TCU added four assists to bring its season total to 20, a mark that is tied for fifth nationally.
• TCU earned 15 corner kicks over the weekend, bringing the season total to 46, a mark that ranks tied for 11th nationally.
• Allison Ganter (the Big 12 Player of the Week) scored three of the four goals notched by the Frogs last weekend, helping her crack the top 10 in career goals. She now has 16 in her career.
• Ganter sits tied for first nationally with three game-winning goals.
• Katie Lund has cracked the top 10 in minutes played by a goalkeeper. She currently ranks eighth with 1,843 minutes between the pipes.
• With a goal and an assist over the weekend, Emma Heckendorn has moved to 49 career points, one away from seventh all-time.
• Northeastern is off to a 4-2 start to the season. The two losses are by identical 2-1 scores to Boston University and Boston College.
• All four wins for the Huskies are of the shutout variety.
• Northeastern was picked to repeat as Colonial Athletic Association regular season champions.
• Seven different Huskies have tallied a goal this season.
• Hannah Lopiccolo was picked as the preseason player of the year, in addition to three others who were named to the preseason all-conference team.
• Nathalie Nidetch has played every minute in goal for the Huskies. She has stopped 21 of 25 shots she has faced.
• Hannah Rosenblatt leads the team with three goals and one assist.
TCU VS. NORTHEASTERN SERIES HISTORY
• The Huskies are one of five new teams on the TCU schedule this season including ULM, Colorado, Ball State and Kansas State.
• TCU is 2-1 against new opponents this year, including a 2-0 mark at home.
• TCU defeated ULM 5-0 in the season-opener.
• The Frogs dropped a 1-0 decision at Colorado.
• TCU bounced back with a 2-1 win over Ball State.
Over the last season-plus, Allison Ganter has found the right touch, collecting seven game-winning goals. She has three this season to tie for the national lead. In her career, eight of her 16 goals have been game-winners.
Allison Ganter and Emma Heckendorn has proven to be quite the dynamic duo this season. The pair have scored seven of TCU’s 16 goals and registered eight of the 20 assists. Last year, they contributed a combined 12 goals and 12 assists.
After just one win in the last five seasons when trailing at the hat, TCU has recorded two such victories over the last three game.
TCU stunned Northern Colorado with a late goal to cap a two-goal second half, erasing a 1-0 halftime deficit.
A late goal in the second half against Missouri forced overtime, where TCU persevered on a PK tally.
REACHING THE TOP
In 2016, Emma Heckendorn put her stamp on the record book with nine assists, the most-ever in a single season.
In Friday’s win over Ball State, her assist on Ganter’s game-winning goal put her atop the career charts, surpassing Allison Calleri’s (1996-99) previous school-record 18 career assists.
Additionally, she has wasted little time climbing the points charts, cracking the top 10. Her 49 points rank 8th all-time, just one point behind Jackie Torda’s 50 in seventh.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Horned Frogs are off to a 4-0 start at home this season. Garvey-Rosenthal has become quite the home field advantage the last two-plus seasons. The Frogs are 17-4-3 at home since the start of the 2015 season.
In 2016, TCU tied the school-record for home victories with seven. The Frogs also won seven games in 2008. All-time at Garvey-Rosenthal, TCU is 80-60-18.
TCU forced overtime against Missouri to visit the extra sessions for the first time in 2017. TCU played a school-record seven overtime contests in 2016, posting a 4-1-2 mark in those matches.
Under the guidance of Eric Bell, the Horned Frogs are 7-5-16 in overtime. In its history, TCU has a 31-22-47 record in contests decided in overtime.