Soccer Wraps Up Non-Conference Play
Sept. 20, 2012
FORT WORTH – The TCU women’s soccer team wraps up its non-conference schedule Friday night when they travel to Colorado for a match against Denver. Match time is slated for 8 p.m. TCU has won three straight matches.
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Vittoria Arnold made seven total saves on the weekend to push her shutout streak to three games and 293 minutes. Arnold’s efforts between the posts garnered her Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors. It’s TCU’s second straight week to be honored with a Player of the Week.
The Frogs took 21 shots in Friday’s win over Houston Baptist, but it was on a own goal scored by the Huskies that helped lead the Frogs to victory. The shot that led to goal was initially taken by Rebekah Foreman. Brittany Slyman and Kelly Johnson teamed up for the only goal of the match against North Texas. The Frogs handed the Mean Green their first home loss since the 2010 campaign. Kelly Johnson took four of the Frogs’ nine total shots in the game.
With the win at North Texas, TCU improved to 2-0-1 away from home this season. Both victories have come via the shutout.
Prior to a 3-3 tie at Texas on Sunday, the Pioneers had won five straight matches. In that stretch, they outscored their opponents 12-1. The lone goal allowed was to Colorado on Sept. 7. Denver had to rally from a two-goal deficit to force overtime against Texas on Sunday. Kristen Hamilton’s fourth goal of the season tied the game in the 85th minute, just two minutes after Nicholette DiGiacomo had made it a one-goal contest. Pioneer goalkeeper Lara Campbell made four saves on seven shots faced. She leads the team with a 0.78 goals against average. Katy Van Lieshout’s first half goal against Kansas in Friday’s win stood up as the game-winner. Campbell made five saves in tallying her fourth shutout of the season.
Denver is 2-0-0 at home this season with wins over Colorado and UC Irvine. The Pioneers are averaging 4.0 goals per game at home.
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SERIES HISTORY - DENVER
On Sept. 13, 2009, Denver handed the Horned Frogs a 3-2 defeat. Kristen Halverson and Jordan Calhoun each tallied first half tallies, but it was a goal in the 52nd minute that doomed TCU. Elise Kensinger is the only member on the roster who played in the contest. She came off the bench and tallied a shot on goal.
The goalkeeper for Denver was Lara Campbell, who is still a member of the Pioneers’ squad. She made four saves on six shots. Also appearing in that game and still on the Denver roster were Katilin Bast and Katy Van Lieshout. Bast assisted on the game winner.
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