Soccer Concludes Homestand Friday Night
Sept. 15, 2016
(6-0-1, 0-0 Big 12)
(4-3-0, 0-0 Ohio Valley Conference)
FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer team is chasing history Friday night as it looks to remain undefeated. The Horned Frogs will host Austin Peay at 7 p.m., concluding their five match homestand.
TCU has matched the best start in program history with a 6-0-1 record. The 1998 squad also posted a 6-0-1 mark to open the year.
Dating back to last season, TCU is undefeated in its last 11 matches played (6-0-5).
TCU is one of 16 undefeated programs in the nation.
TCU continues to lead the Big 12 and rank in the top 15 nationally in assists per game (6, 3.00), total assists (7, 21), points per game (7, 8.71), total points (14, 61), scoring (10, 2.86) and total goals (15, 20).
Emma Heckendorn's six assists on the season rank 3rd nationally. She has a point in six of TCU's seven games this season.
Courtney Hofer and Katie Lund continue to share time in goal. The duo have combined to produce a .401 goals against average, a mark that ranks 15th nationally.
Kayla Hill notched a goal and an assist over the weekend. She is riding a four-match point streak (2 G, 4 A).
AUSTIN PEAY NOTABLES
Austin Peay snapped a three-match losing streak with a 2-0 win against Alabama A&M on Sunday.
The Governors opened the season with three straight wins, including two on the road at UAB and at Alabama State.
Austin Peay is 2-2 away from home this season.
Kirstin Robertson leads the team with four goals, two of which have been game-winners.
Mary Parker Powell and Lindsey Todd have split time in goal. Powell has played in all seven games, while Todd has appeared in five.
The duo have combined to post a pair of shutouts and a 1.15 goals against average.
TCU-AUSTIN PEAY SERIES NOTABLES
TCU and Austin Peay have never met on the soccer pitch.
Austin Peay is the second new opponent that TCU will face this season.
TCU is 1-0 with a double-overtime win at Navy on Aug. 21 in games against first-time opponents.
With a win and a tie over the weekend, TCU has matched its best start to a season. 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. TCU's seven-match undefeated streak is its third in program history (2008, 2014).
AMONG THE FEW
TCU is one of just 16 schools nationally to be undefeated through the first four weeks of the season.
Six schools (Central Michigan, Northwestern, Princeton, South Florida, UC Santa Barbara and Wake Forest) boast a 1.000 winning percentage. Ten other programs (Boston College, Bucknell, Drake, South Carolina, Southeast Missouri State, Stanford, West Virginia, Lehigh and Houston) all have just one tie on its records.
TCU has employed the a two goalkeeper system through each of its seven matches this season. Courtney Hofer has started all seven games, playing the first half of each match. Katie Lund has replaced Hofer in the second half of all the matches.
Hofer has allowed just one goal on the year. She's faced just 23 shots, only 11 of which have been on goal. The lone goal she allowed came in the first game of the season at Maryland. She has not allowed a goal in her last 293:54 minutes in goal.
Lund has been the busies of the keepers facing a total of 52 shots in 358:02 minutes of work. She has allowed just two goals on 21 shots on goal.
Kayla Hill has quietly become one of the top point producers on the squad this season. She has scored two goals, while assisting on four others.
Hill enters the weekend carrying a four-match point streak in which she has produced the two goals and four assists.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
On Sunday, Brittany Little joined the group of goal-scorers with her first of the season. TCU has relied on numerous goal scorers throughout the season en route to its 6-0-1 start.
Eight Horned Frogs have contributed to TCU's Big 12-leading 20 goals. Michelle Prokof leads all scorers with five, followed by four each from Allison Ganter and Faith Carter. Emma Heckendorn and Kayla Hill have pitched in with two.
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