Soccer Opens Home Big 12 Slate Friday
Sept. 29, 2016
(8-1-1, 0-1-0 Big 12)
(6-3-2, 1-0-0 Big 12)
FORT WORTH - TCU opens its Big 12 home schedule Friday night when it hosts Kansas. First touch is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal.
• TCU suffered its first setback of the season, a 1-0 loss in its Big 12 opener at Oklahoma.
• The lone goal allowed in the match came on a penalty kick, the first allowed by TCU since Sept. 21, 2014 when North Texas failed to convert.
• The Horned Frogs rebounded with their third overtime win of the season a 1-0 win over SMU. • TCU is now 3-0-1 in four overtime games this season.
• Allison Ganter’s fifth goal of the season was the game winner in double overtime against the Mustangs. She is tied with Michelle Prokof and Faith Carter for the team lead in goals.
• Katie Lund ranks ninth nationally in goals against average (.352) and third nationally in save percentage (.931). Both marks are tops in the league.
• Emma Heckendorn’s eight assists are also tied for third nationally.
• Lauren Sajewich continues to lead the team in time on the field having played every minute of every match this season.
• Kansas is coming off a 2-1 victory over No. 25 Texas Tech in its Big 12 opener last Friday night.
• The Jayhawks have faced three straight ranked foes, posting a 1-1-1 record in those matches.
• Kansas is just 1-2-2 away from home this season.
• Grace Hagan paces the team offensively with five goals and three assists.
• In goal, Maddie Dobyns has appeared in nine of the team’s 11 games.
• Dobyns has allowed seven goals on 19 shots and boasts a 0.78 GAA.
TCU-KANSAS SERIES NOTABLES
• Kansas and TCU will be meeting for the fifth time in program history. All five meetings have come since TCU joined the Big 12 in 2012.
• Kansas holds a 2-1-1 advantage in the all-time series.
• TCU is 0-2 against Kansas in Fort Worth and 1-0-1 in Lawrence.
• TCU’s lone win was a 1-0 victory in Lawrence in 2013.
• Two of the four meetings have gone to overtime.
• Last season, the teams played to a 1-1 draw in Lawrence. McKenzie Oliver scored TCU’s lone goal in the match.
For the first time in program history, the Horned Frogs raced through the non-conference schedule undefeated (8-0-1). The Frogs used a trio of overtime victories en route to the eight victories.
The eight non-conference victories is second only to the 2008 squad for the most in program history. That team went 9-1-1 in non-conference play.
TCU is one of 41 programs in the nation to have had four games go to overtime this season. Out of that group of 41, TCU is one of just 10 programs to have not been defeated in the extra sessions.
The Frogs are 3-0-1 this season in overtime, tying Eastern Washington, Missouri and St. Joseph’s for the national lead for overtime victories.
TCU’s three overtime victories are tied for the most in a single season with the 2001 squad that went 3-1-0 in four overtime games.
A HELPING HAND
Just 10 games into the season, Emma Heckendorn has already claimed a school record. She picked up a pair of assists in the win over Austin Peay to give her eight on the year, tying a school record held by Libby Tappan (1988) and Carolina Starns (2005).
Her stellar start has helped her catapult up the career charts. She is tied with Makenzie Koch for third with 15 career assists. With four more assists, she will own the career mark.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
On Friday against Austin Peay, McKenzie Oliver joined the group of goal-scorers with her first of the season.
Nine Horned Frogs have contributed to TCU’s 25 goals. Michelle Prokof, Allison Ganter and Faith Carter lead the way with five each followed by Kayla Hill who has four. Emma Heckendorn (two) is the only other Frog with multiple goals this season.
In total, 12 Horned Frogs have registered a point this season. Cachet Lue was the latest to register a point, assisting on Ganter’s game-winning goal Sunday.
Allison Ganter’s game-winning overtime goal on Sunday moved her into a tie for the team lead in goals with five. Ganter has started three games this season, but all five of her goals have come as a sub.
Since her arrival on campus, Lauren Sajewich has been a staple on the field. Through 10 matches, she is the lone Frog to have played every minute of the season.
Over the course of her career, Sajewich has played the entirety of 62 out of 67 games. She has left the field for a total of 53 minutes over the last three-plus seasons.
TCU has employed the a two goalkeeper system through each of its 10 matches this season. Courtney Hofer has started all 10 games, playing the first half of each match. Katie Lund has replaced Hofer in the second half of all the matches.
Hofer has allowed just three goals on the year. She’s faced just 40 shots, only 15 of which have been on goal.
Lund has been the busiest of the keepers facing a total of 71 shots in 511:26 minutes of work. She has allowed just two goals on 29 shots on goal.
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