Homestand Continues Friday; Soccer Hosts ACU
Sept. 10, 2015
FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer team puts its three match winning streak on the line Friday when it hosts Abilene Christian at 7.
• TCU evened its record at 3-3 with a pair of wins over the weekend. The Frogs have a three-game winning streak heading into this weekend.
• Faith Carter was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week after scoring in back-to-back games over the weekend, including the game-winner against Maryland.
• Michelle Prokof pitched in three goals over the weekend giving her four on the season.
• Shannon Coffer continues to shine in goal. She teamed with Justine Rendl to record the Frogs’ second shutout of the season on Sunday after leading TCU to a 2-1 win on Friday.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN NOTABLES
• The Wildcats enter Friday’s game with a three match winless streak. ACU has just one goal in those matches having been shutout by UC Irvine and North Texas while dropping a 4-1 decision at #3 Texas A&M.
• Their lone win was a 5-3 victory over UTSA on Aug. 28.
• Abilene Christian has had six different goal scorers this season.
• In goal, Kelsey Dombrowski and Sydney Newton have split time with Dombrowski seeing the majority of action.
SERIES HISTORY NOTABLES
• TCU and Abilene Christian met on the soccer pitch for the first time in 2014.
• TCU took a 3-0 decision over the Wildcats in Fort Worth on Sept. 7.
• Emma Heckendorn and Michelle Prokof were two of the three goal scorers.
FIRST TASTE OF ACTION
On Sunday Justine Rendl became the latest Horned Frog to make her collegiate debut as she played the final 22 minutes in goal.
Rendl joined Liz Stewart, Kayla Hill, McKenzie Oliver, Karitas Tomasdottir and Faith Carter as the new faces making their collegiate debut this season.
Courtney Forte is also among the new faces on the field as she has appeared in two matches. She was on the team a year ago, but was forced to redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules.
HITTING HER MARK
As a freshman Michelle Prokof led the Horned Frogs with eight goals. Her scoring prowess tapered off as a sophomore as she tallied just four times in 2014.
She seems to have found her stride again in 2015 as she’s already matched her season total of four goals in 2014. The four goals are the second most in the Big 12 this season, just one off the conference leader, Michaela Abam from West Virginia.
In Sunday’s win, she notched a pair of goals to push her total to four. It’s the second time in her career that she’s tallied multiple goals in a game. As a freshman, she registered a hat trick against Central Arkansas.
MAKING A SPLASH
Faith Carter has played in all six matches this season and was the first newcomer to register a point when she assisted on Michelle Prokof’s first goal of the season at Illinois. This past weekend, she announced her presence as a goal scorer, picking up a goal in both matches.
Her tally against Maryland in the 87th minute stood up as the game winner, while her goal against Oral Roberts gave the Frogs a cushy 4-0 lead on Sunday. Carter's efforts garnered her TCU’s first Big 12 honor of the season as she was named the Freshman of the Week.
A RARE OCCURRENCE
Sunday saw something incredibly rare as Bobbi Clemmer came off the field with eight minutes left in the contest. It’s just the second time in her career she has not been of the field for the entirety of the match.
She had started and played every minute of the last 33 matches dating back to Sept. 22, 2013 when she was sidelined with an injury and didn’t play. The only other time Clemmer left the field before the game was over came in overtime against Texas in the Big 12 tournament on Nov. 2, 2012.
CALMING THE WATERS
Shannon Coffer has proved to be a steadying force in goal for the Horned Frogs since taking over the net at Illinois. She has posted two shutouts in addition to helping the Frogs to three consecutive victories. Her .917 save percentage is tops in the Big 12 heading into the weekend as is her 0.33 goals against average. Coffer has allowed just one goal this season in 273 minutes of action.
TCU is riding a three match winning streak entering the weekend. During the streak, TCU has outscored its opponents 8-1 and holds a 51-24 advantage in shots.
Michelle Prokof has tallied three goals, while Faith Carter has pitched in with two. Also scoring for the Frogs were Emma Heckendorn, Allison Ganter and Meghan Murphy.
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