Brittany Little has started the last two matches.
Sept. 18, 2014
Corner To Corner with Eric Bell
FORT WORTH -
TCU will put its four-match winning streak on the line Friday night when it hosts SMU at 7 at Garvey-Rosenthal. The Horned Frogs are 5-3 on the season.
TCU stretched its winning streak to four straight matches after a road sweep of Texas State and Sam Houston State.
Emma Heckendorn posted her first career multi-goal game, scoring twice against the Bearkats.
Vittoria Arnold saw her streak of not allowing a goal come to an end at 393 minutes when TCU gave up an own goal to the Bearkats. She is tied for the top mark in the Big 12 with four shutouts on the season.
Michelle Prokof has three of the four game-winning goals during the win streak. That mark is tied for tops in the Big 12.
Bobbi Clemmer, who collected an assist on Sunday, is the lone Horned Frog who has played all 722 minutes this season.
Brooke Ingram and Brittany Little made their first two starts of the season.
TCU earned a season-high 17 corner kicks against Sam Houston State. The Frogs 54 corner kicks on the season rank third in the Big 12.
After starting off the year with just one win it its first five matches, SMU has won two straight entering Friday night's match.
SMU got a goal in the 21st minute at Colorado State from Lauren Guerra and Lissi Lonsberry made six saves to help SMU to a win over the Rams.
SMU is averaging less than a goal a game, having scored just six times this season.
Claire Oates leads the Mustang offense with two goals and an assist.
Lonsberry has seen the bulk of the action between the posts as she has started five matches and played 482 minutes.
The Horned Frogs have put together a four-match winning streak to improve to 5-3 overall. The winning streak is the longest for TCU since the 2008 season when the Frogs won four in a row Sept. 5-14. The last time TCU won five in a row was in 1997. That streak lasted six games which is the longest in program history.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Vittoria Arnold saw her shutout streak come to an end at 393 minutes with an own goal on Sunday at Sam Houston State. She added three shutouts to her record, giving her four on the season and 16 for her career. She is just two shutouts away from tying the school record of 18 set by Maribeth Forest.
LOGGING SERIOUS MINUTES
Bobbi Clemmer has been a staple on the soccer pitch since she stepped foot on campus in 2012. She has missed just two matches in her career. Clemmer has started 45 of 47 matches played over the last two-plus seasons. She has played the entire match in 44 of the 44 games, leaving one due to injury. Prior to her injury as a freshman, Clemmer held the distinction of being the only Frog to never leave the field. That trend has resumed this season as she is the only member of the squad to have played all 722 minutes.
FINDING HER WAY
It took her six matches to pick up her first career point, but once she did she took off. Emma Heckendorn tallied a pair of assists and scored a goal against Abilene Christian for her first career multi-point game. In TCU's win over Sam Houston State, she posted her first career multi-goal game with a pair, including the game-winner. She is TCU's leading-point scorer with eight.
A TALE OF TWO HALVES
The second half has been the best half for the Horned Frogs this season. Nine of TCU's 12 goals on the year have come in the second half. Statistically, over half of the Frogs shots, shots on goal and corners have come in the second half.
It took five matches, but Michelle Prokof finally found her scoring touch. She netted a goal in three straight games and added an assist against Sam Houston State giving her a four-match point streak. All three of her goals this season have been game-winners. In her short career that spans 27 matches, Prokof has scored 11 goals. She has already set a career-high with three game-winning goals. In total, five of her 11 goals have been game-deciders.