Soccer Homestand Continues Friday


Sept. 8, 2016



 

TCU
(5-0, 0-0 Big 12)
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Washington State
(3-2, 0-0 Pac 12)

September 9, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas. | Garvey-Rosenthal

FORT WORTH - TCU's five-match homestand continues Friday night when the undefeated women's soccer team hosts Washington State at 7 p.m.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU is off to a record-breaking start to the season. No team in program history has ever started 5-0.
• TCU is one of 11 teams to be undefeated entering the fourth week of the season.
• TCU is one of the most productive offensive teams in the NCAA, ranking second with 55 total points, second in total assists (19), fourth in scoring per game (3.60) and sixth in goals scored (18).
Courtney Hofer and Katie Lund have teamed to post the NCAA's second-lowest goals against average (.381).
Emma Heckendorn ranks second in the NCAA in total assists (5). She has a five-game point streak entering the weekend.

WASHINGTON STATE NOTABLES
• Washington State carries a two-match winning streak into the weekend.
• The Cougars outscored their two opponents 7-1 last weekend.
• The Cougars faced two ranked foes on opening weekend, dropping a 2-1 double overtime contest to #16 BYU before posting a 1-0 win over #13 Santa Clara.
• Morgan Weaver and Alysha Overland pace the Cougar offense with three goals each.
• Ella Dederick has played all but one half in goal. She has allowed just four goals while making 15 saves on the season.

TCU-WASHINGTON STATE SERIES NOTABLES
• Washington State won the only prior meeting between the two schools.
• The Cougars handed TCU a 3-0 loss on opening night (Aug. 22) in 2014.

CHASING HISTORY
TCU is off to its best start to a season in program history as no team has started a campaign a perfect 5-0. It's just the fourth time in school history the team has put together a five-match win streak (1987, 1997, 2014).

Prior to this year, the Horned Frogs' best start to a season came in 2008 when it went undefeated through its first seven matches, posting a 6-0-1 record. The tie came in the team's third match of the season.

SCORING MACHINE
TCU enters the weekend ranked fourth in the NCAA with an average of 3.60 goals per game. The Frogs have had contests in which they've scored seven (Texas Southern) and six goals (Lamar) this year. It's the first time since 2010 that a TCU squad has scored six or more goals twice in a season.

ELITE COMPANY
On Sunday, Allison Ganter became the 13th player in program history to notch a hat trick. She is the first Horned Frog since Michelle Prokof against Central Arkansas on Sept. 22, 2013 to tally a hat trick. Ganter entered her junior season with three career goals. She now has four alone this season.

OPPORTUNISTIC FROGS
TCU earned a trio of penalty kicks over the weekend and converted all three en route to posting nine total goals in the two games.

The Frogs earned two PKs in the win over Texas Southern. It was the second time in school history that TCU converted two PKs in one game, the last coming against Iowa State in 2015.

Over the last two-plus seasons, TCU has converted eight straight penalty kicks. The last miss came on Oct. 3, 2014 at Baylor.

CONTINUING HER ASSENT
Michelle Prokof continued her assent up the TCU career charts with her sixth career multi-goal effort against Texas Southern. The two-goal game was her second of the season.

She now has 62 career points, just four points behind Lizzy Karoly (2006-09) for third all-time.

Additionally, Prokof's two goals in the game boosted her career total to 26, moving her into sole possession of third all-time. She needs one goals to tie Karoly for second all-time.

IRON WOMAN
Since her arrival on campus, Lauren Sajewich has been a staple on the field. Through five matches, she is the lone Frog to have played every minute of the season.

Over the course of her career, Sajewich has played the entirety of 57 out of 62 games. She has left the field for a total of 53 minutes over the last three-plus seasons.

STREAKING
Emma Heckendorn is off to a blistering start to the 2016 campaign with two goals and five assists. Heckendorn enters the weekend carrying a five-game point streak.

With her assist in Sunday's win, she moved her career total to 12. She is now tied for sixth all-time in assists. Her next assist will move her into a tie for fifth all-time with Jordan Calhoun.


 

 

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