Sept. 11, 2013
FORT WORTH -
The TCU women's soccer team heads across town to SMU for its fifth road match of the season Thursday night. Game time at Westcott Field on the SMU campus is set for 7 p.m.
The Horned Frogs dropped two tough matches this past weekend after putting together a three-match unbeaten streak.
Meghan Murphy scored TCU's lone goal of the weekend off a corner kick from Bobbi Clemmer.
Murphy led the Horned Frogs with five total shots on the weekend.
TCU suffered its first shutout loss of the season at the hands of North Texas on Sunday.
Vittoria Arnold made 12 saves over the course of the weekend.
TCU averaged 980 fans in its first two home matches of the season. It's a mark that ranks second in the Big 12.
SMU has yet to string together consecutive wins this season and enters the match with a 3-3 record.
The Mustangs tallied a 3-0 shutout at Davidson last Friday before suffering a 2-0 loss to South Carolina on Sunday.
Two of SMU's three victories on the season have come via the shutout.
Shelby Redman is the go-to offensive threat with 10 points (four goals, two assists) on the season.
Kelsey Gorney has scored three goals, two of which are game-winners.
Shannon Moroney is the leader in goal for SMU with a .720 save percentage and a 1.36 GAA.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
After opening up the season with four consecutive road matches, the Frogs opened the home schedule this past weekend.
The home cooking was short lived as TCU will head out on the road again this week for a Thursday night contest at SMU.
The road has been kind to TCU this season as the Frogs put up a 2-1-1 record in the opening two weeks of the season.
Makenzie Koch led all Frogs with eight points in the first four games. Vittoria Arnold made nine saves of 14 shots faced.
In its first two home games of the season, the Horned Frog faithful came out in big numbers to support TCU.
The Frogs averaged 980 fans, a mark that ranks second in the Big 12. Over 1,100 fans enjoyed a thrilling home-opener against Illinois State.
A year ago, TCU took home the Big 12 attendance crowd with an average of 1,413 fans per match. It was the only program to average over 1,000 fans per match. Additionally, the Horned Frogs finished eighth nationally in attendance.
The 2012 season marked the seventh straight year that TCU soccer has averaged over 1,000 fans per match.
TCU has made a point of pushing the attack this season. The efforts have been rewarded as the Frogs have collected 43 corner kicks this season. The Frogs average 7.17 corners per match, which ranks third in the league.