Soccer's Busy Schedule Continues This Weekend
Sept. 17, 2015
FORT WORTH - TCU's busy schedule continues this weekend with a trip to SMU on Friday followed by a home contest Sunday against UTSA. Friday night's contest at Westcott Field is set for 7 p.m.
• TCU saw its four-match win streak come to an end with a 1-0 loss to North Texas its last time out.
• Michelle Prokof has been on a goal-scoring tear with five goals in her last four matches played and four in her last three. She ranks second in the Big 12 with six goals.
• Shannon Coffer saw her shutout streak of 317:19 come to an end when North Texas struck for the game-winner in the 86th minute Sunday.
• In Friday’s win over Abilene Christian, eight different Horned Frogs recorded a point.
• SMU is riding a two-match winning streak entering Friday’s contest. The Mustangs defeated Sam Houston State 3-0 on Friday and Northwestern State 3-0 on Sunday.
• Vanessa Valadez leads the Mustangs with four goals and four assists, while Paige Jacobs, Lauren Guerra and Claire Oates each have three tallies.
• Valadez notched two goals in the Mustangs last outing against Northwestern State.
• In goal, Shannon Moroney has seen the majority of the action. She has one shutout and a 1.06 goals against average in seven games played.
SERIES HISTORY NOTABLES - SMU
• In 2014, TCU picked up its first-ever victory over the Mustangs with a 4-1 victory. The win snapped SMU’s seven-match winning streak in the series.
• The Mustangs lead the all-time series 27-1-2, including a 13-0 mark in Dallas.
• TCU recorded ties in 1986 and 2002.
• After a hiatus from 2008-11, the Frogs and the Mustangs resumed the series in 2012. SMU is 2-1 since the series resumed.
The TCU offense exploded for eight goals over a two-game span against Oral Roberts and Abilene Christian. Each game saw the Frogs score four goals. It’s the first time since the 2009 season that the offense has put up at least eight goals over a two-game span. TCU scored five goals in a win over Stephen F. Austin and four against Texas Women’s in 2009.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
With another two-goal effort against Abilene Christian on Friday, Michelle Prokof moved her season goal total to six. She is tied for 17th nationally with her six goals. That far surpasses her total of four from the 2014 season.
For her career, she now has 18 goals, moving her into a tie for seventh all-time with Allison Calleri who played at TCU from 1996-99. She needs to more goals to tie Jackie Torda’s career total of 20.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Thirteen different Horned Frogs have tallied a point this season. Six Frogs have scored at least one goal, while 11 have pitched in with assists.
In Friday’s 4-0 win over Abilene Christian, eight Frogs recorded a point. Kayla Hill collected her first career goal, while Karitas Tomasdottir and Julia Thurston each notched their first career assist.
TCU welcomed eight newcomers in the offseason and they have impacted the team in a big way on the scoreboard. Six of the newcomers have seen action this season, including four of them as starters.
Faith Carter leads the way with two goals and an assist, while Kayla Hill has pitched in with a goal and three assists. McKenzie Oliver has started all eight games as a midfielder, while Karitas Tomasdottir has started each of the last five matches.
SECOND HALF SURGE
TCU has shown a penchant for getting better as the game goes on. In four of its last five games, the Horned Frogs have scored at least one goal in the second.
TCU is 4-1 in its last five matches and has outscored its opponents 9-1. On the year, nine of TCU’s 14 goals have come in the second half. The Frogs have also generated more shots and earned more corner kicks in the second half this season.
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