Soccer Hosts Northwestern State At Home Sunday

Becca Rowland

Becca Rowland

Sept. 17, 2011


FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women’s soccer team will host Northwestern State at Jane Justin Field at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium Sunday. The nationally-televised match will air on The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network and is set to begin at 1 p.m. The Mtn. is available nationwide on DIRECTV, channel 616.

Follow The Horned Frogs
Frog fans that are unable to attend the match Sunday can follow the games live online. Live stats through Gametracker and a live video feed will be featured at Frog fans can also receive live updates via Twitter by following the official twitter account for Horned Frog Soccer, @TCUSoccer.

Scouting Northwestern State
The Lady Demons boast a roster that has five seniors  and return 17 letterwinners from the 2010 team that posted an 8-11-1 overall record. Like the Frogs, Northwestern State entered this weekend with a 4-3 record and come into today’s match after taking on Southern Miss at home Friday night. All three losses have been shutouts. NSU enters the match with a 5-3 overall record after defeating Southern Miss at home Friday by the score of 2-0.

Series History
TCU owns a 3-0 record against Northwestern State in the all-time series, including a pair of wins at home in 1996 and 2005. The Lady Demons are the fourth and final team on TCU’s schedule from the Southland Conference, joining Lamar, Texas State and Stephen F. Austin.

Frogs On The Tube
The 2011 Mountain West women’s soccer television schedule will feature four TCU regular season matches on The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network. The first television broadcast of 2011 will feature today’s non-conference match-up against Northwestern State live from Fort Worth, followed by the second broadcast of the year versus Northern Arizona on Sept. 23. Two league matches are also slated to air on national television as TCU welcomes Air Force and Wyoming to Fort Worth on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16, respectively.

Frogs On The Tube 2.0
The Horned Frogs’ nationally televised match against Northwestern State Sunday will mark the fifth time in five seasons that the program will be shown on national television. The regular season contest, which is the fourth regular season match ever televised in TCU women’s soccer history, is also the third home contest ever shown on national television and the fourth TCU appearance on The Mtn. The Frogs are 1-2-1 when appearing on television.

TCU National Television Appearances
at Houston, 2007 -- W, 1-0 (OT), (CSTV)
vs. Utah *, 2008 -- L, 1-2 (OT), (The Mtn.)
vs. Oklahoma State, 2010 -- L, 0-4, (The Mtn.)
vs. New Mexico, 2010     -- T, 1-1, (The Mtn.)

* Mountain West Conference Tournament

Shout Out To Shutouts
The TCU defense was stellar last weekend at the Red Raider Classic, posting a pair of 1-0 shutouts to topple Toledo and Hofstra. True freshman goalkeeper Alicen Wright registered 11 combined saves for the tournament to earn Most Valuable Goalkeeper accolades. The last time the Frogs enjoyed back-to-back blankings came on the road against Arizona State and Northern Arizona in Sept. 2008. TCU has had three shutouts through the first seven games of 2011.

Milestone Watch
Senior forward Jordan Calhoun is already the all-time leading scorer in TCU history with 31 career goals, but she is quickly on pace to set a few more program marks. The Norman, Okla., native has 11 career assists, seven behind the TCU career benchmark set by Allison Calleri from 1996-99. Calhoun has also tallied 74 career points, needing two more to surpass Sarah Campbell’s program record of 75 from 1986-89.

Calhoun And Taylor Sweep Mw Weekly Honors
TCU senior forward Jordan Calhoun has been named Mountain West Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, while senior defender Katie Taylor has garnered MW Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week accolades. Calhoun, a native of Norman, Okla., scored the game-winning goals, while Taylor led the defensive back line in a pair of 1-0 victories to help lead TCU to the 2011 Red Raider Classic Championship. Calhoun and Taylor were also named the Offensive  and Defensive Most Valuable Players of the tournament, respectively.



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