Big 12 Plays Kicks Off Friday Night
Sept. 24, 2015
FORT WORTH - Big 12 play starts for the TCU women's soccer team this weekend. The Horned Frogs will host Iowa State Friday and Oklahoma State on Sunday.
• TCU closed out its nonconference slate with a pair of wins over the weekend. The Horned Frogs have won six of their last seven matches to move to 6-4 on the season.
• The Frogs have outscored their opponent 18-2 in the last seven games and have tallied four goals in a match three times.
• McKenzie Oliver collected the first two goals of her career, both in a 2-0 win over SMU on Friday.
• Michelle Prokof moved into sole possession of seventh place on the all-time goals scored list at TCU.
IOWA STATE NOTABLES
• Iowa State is road-tested heading into the weekend as eight of its nine games have been played away from home. The Cyclones are 5-3 in those contests.
• After winning four of their first five matches, the Cyclones have just one win in their last four. Included in that stretch are two overtime losses.
• Koree Willer leads the way offensively with four goals and three assists.
• Lindsey Hendon has been between the pipes for all 820 minutes this season. She ranks second in the Big 12 with five shutouts and sixth with her 0.88 GAA.
SERIES HISTORY NOTABLES
• Friday will mark the fifth meeting between the two schools. Three of the previous four meetings have been as conference foes.
• The series is deadlocked at 2-2-0.
• The Frogs two wins have come in Fort Worth, while Iowa State has won both meetings in Ames.
• Last year, the Cyclones scored with 30 seconds remaining in the match to take a 1-0 win in the regular season’s final game.
TCU has won six of its last seven games and has done so in dominating fashion. Over the last seven matches, the Horned Frogs have outscored their opponents 18-2. That’s the best stretch of offense since the 2010 season when the Frogs scored 19 over a five-match span from Aug. 22-Sept. 5.
The Horned Frogs have scored four goals in a match three times, marking the first time since 2010 that a TCU team has accomplished that feat.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
With another goal this weekend against UTSA, Michelle Prokof moved her season goal total to seven. She is tied for 18th nationally with her seven tallies. That far surpasses her total of four from the 2014 season.
For her career, she now has 19 goals, moving her into sole possession of seventh all-time. She needs one more goalsto tie Jackie Torda’s career total of 20.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Seventeen different Horned Frogs have tallied a point this season. Nine Frogs have scored at least one goal, while 14 have pitched in with assists. This weekend, McKenzie Oliver and Audrey Brook tallied their first career goals, while Courtney Forte and Brittany Little picked up their first point of the season with an 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 four assists. McKenzie Oliver has started all eight games as a midfielder and picked up her first two career goals in the win at SMU, while Karitas Tomasdottir has started each of the last six of the last seven matches.
SECOND HALF SURGE
TCU has shown a penchant for getting better as the game goes on. In six of its last seven games, the Horned Frogs have scored at least one goal in the second.
TCU is 6-1 in its last six matches and has outscored its opponents 14-1. On the year, 14 of TCU’s 20 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.
CALMING THE WATERS
Shannon Coffer has proved to be a steadying force in goal for the Horned Frogs since taking over the net at Illinois. She has posted three shutouts in addition to helping the Frogs pick up two other shutouts. Her .895 save percentage tops the Big 12 heading into the weekend while her 0.30 goals against average ranks second. Coffer has allowed just two goals this season in 610 minutes of action.
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