Soccer Takes Winning Streak To West Virginia


Oct. 1, 2015


FORT WORTH - TCU will take its four-match winning steak on the road to Big 12 preseason favorite West Virginia. The Mountaineers are ranked in the top 10 of all the national polls heading into Friday night's tilt. Game time is set for 6 p.m (CT).

TCU NOTABLES
• For the first time in school history, TCU has opened up conference play with a 2-0 record.
• The Horned Frogs have won eight of their last nine matches to move to 8-4 on the season.
• The Frogs have outscored their opponent 26-2 in the last nine games and have tallied at least four goals in four of the last five matches.
• For the first time in school history, the Frogs have record four straight shutouts.
Michelle Prokof moved into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time goals scored list at TCU with two goals on Sunday. She now has 21 in her career.
• Prokof’s nine goals on the season leads the Big 12 and ranks in a tie for 11th nationally.
Shannon Coffer ranks second in the Big 12 with a 0.24 goals against average and leads the league with a .909 save percentage.
• With three more points as a team, the Frogs will tie the 1990 squad for the fifth most-points in a single season.
• The 29 assists so far this season already ranks third all-time in school history.

WEST VIRGINIA NOTABLES
• West Virginia has won nine straight entering the weekend. The Mountaineers are ranked in the top 5 of all the national polls.
• The Mountaineers handed Texas a 2-0 loss in their Big 12 opener and only game last week.
• WVU has not allowed a goal since a 2-1 loss to #13 Virginia Tech on Aug. 23. That’s the only contest in which the Mountaineers have allowed a goal this season.
• Mountaineer goalkeeper Hannah Steadman leads the Big 12 with a 0.21 goals against average and ranks third with an .867 save percentage.
• The trio of Kailey Utley (6 G, 6 A), Michaela Abam (7 G) and Ashley Lawrence (3 G, 4 A) pace the Mountaineer offense.
• Utley’s three game-winning goals lead the Big 12.

SERIES HISTORY NOTABLES
• Friday’s meeting will be the sixth meeting between West Virginia and TCU.
• All five previous meetings have come as members of the Big 12 Conference.
• In regular season meetings, West Virginia holds a 2-0-1 record, while the series is tied at a game apiece in the conference tournament.
• Last year, the team’s met twice. In the regular season match-up, the Frogs and the Mountaineers played to a 0-0 tie in Fort Worth. WVU came away with a 2-1 win in the conference tournament.
• The Frogs are 0-1 in their only trip to Morgantown, suffering a 3-2 overtime loss.

SCORING BARRAGE
TCU has won eight of its last seven games and has done so in dominating fashion. Over the last nine matches, the Horned Frogs have outscored their opponents 26-2. That matches the total over a nine-match span in 2010 when the Frogs scored 26 goals from Aug. 22-Sept. 24.

The Horned Frogs have scored four goals in a match four times, marking the first time since 2010 that a TCU team has accomplished that feat when they did it five times.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS
With two more goal this weekend against UTSA, Michelle Prokof continued her assault on the TCU record book. She moved into a tie for fifth all-time in goals scored with 21, passing Jackie Torda’s mark of 20 set from 2007-10. Her 21 goals matches Jamie Wolff’s career total set from 1989-92. Her next goal will move her into a tie for fourth with Jennifer Thompson (1992-95).

Her nine goals this season are a career high, bettering her total of eight from her freshman year. She leads the Big 12 and is tied for 11th nationally with the nine goals.

NO GOALS FOR YOU
The TCU defense has been quite stingy over the last nine games, allowing just two goals while posting seven shutouts. The school record for shutouts in a season is eight set in 1988 and 2012.

Opponents haven’t had a lot of opportunities to score goals as the Frogs are allowing just over seven shots per match and only 2.8 shots on goal per match.

SPREADING THE WEALTH
Seventeen different Horned Frogs have tallied a point this season. Twelve Frogs have scored at least one goal, while 14 have pitched in with assists.

This past weekend, Bobbi Clemmer, Makenzie Koch and Brittany Little each scored their first goals of the season. For Little, the goal was the first of her career.

LEADER OF THE PACK
Since taking over the net against Illinois, Shannon Coffer has proved to be a force for opponents to reckon with. She is 8-1 as a starter this season and has allowed just two goal on 22 shots faced. Her .909 save percentage tops the Big 12 and ranks sixth nationally.

The Horned Frogs have registered seven shutouts this season. She’s played the entirety of the match in four and started the other three.

MAKING IT COUNT
This past weekend, the Horned Frogs earned a trio of penalty kicks. TCU made the most of the opportunity, converting all three PKs. The coaching staff utilized a trio of shooters in Bobbi Clemmer, Mackenzie Koch and Michelle Prokof to take the shots.

TCU’s four PKs this season ties the school record of four taken last year. The four conversions are a school record.

 

 

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