Soccer Starts Road Swing Friday At Iowa State

Oct. 6, 2016

(8-2-1, 0-2-0 Big 12)
Iowa State
(7-4-0, 1-2-0 Big 12)

October 7, 2016 | 7 p.m. CT | Ames, Iowa | Cyclone Sports Complex

FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer team opens up a three-game road swing Friday night at Iowa State. Game time against the Cyclones is set for 7 p.m. 

• TCU suffered another one-goal loss to a Big 12 foe as Kansas took a 1-0 win over the Frogs on Friday night.
• TCU dropped just its second home match in the last two year. The Frogs are 11-2-3 at home over the last two seasons.
• In the loss, Emma Heckendorn set a school record when she recorded her ninth assist of the season.
• The nine assists are tied with four others for the national lead.
• Heckendorn also moved into sole possession for third all-time with her 16 career assists, just two behind the career leader, Allison Calleri.
• TCU leads the Big 12 in points per game (7.45), save percentage (.857) and total assists (30).
• Additionally, TCU ranks second in scoring offense (2.36), total goals (26) and total points (82).
Katie Lund ranks ninth nationally and leads the Big 12 in save percentage (.903).

• Iowa State has dropped back-to-back 3-0 decisions to a pair of ranked opponents (#25 Texas Tech; #23 Oklahoma).
• The Cyclones opened the Big 12 schedule with a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State.
• The Iowa State schedule has featured four ranked opponents. The Cyclones are 1-3-0 in those games with its lone win coming against #21 Auburn.
• Offensively, the Cyclones are averaging just 1.18 goals per game and has been shut out three times.
• Emily Steil paces the team with seven points (one goal, five assists).
• In goal, Lindsey Hendon has seen the majority of time, playing all 11 matches.
• Hendon leads the Big 12 with six shutouts.

• Iowa State and TCU will be meeting on the soccer pitch for the sixth time in program history.
• Four of the previous five meetings have come as conference foes.
• TCU leads the all-time series 3-2.
• The home team has been the victor in all five meetings and the winner has shut out the loser in all five meetings.
• TCU took a 5-0 victory over the Cyclones in the last meeting.
• In TCU’s last visit to Ames, the Cyclones came away with a last-minute 1-0 victory on Oct. 31, 2014.

In Friday’s match versus Kansas, Emma Heckendorn established a school record when she notched her ninth assist of the year. That total is also tied for first nationally.

Heckendorn has quickly ascended the career assists charts this season and now finds herself just two assists away from tying for the career record of 18 held by Allison Calleri.

The TCU defense has proven to be a tough task to solve this season. As a team, the Frogs have a miniscule 0.60 goals against average, a mark that ranks 23rd nationally.

TCU has allowed just seven goals this season. Only 16 schools in the NCAA have allowed fewer goals than the Horned Frogs.

TCU has registered five shutouts on the season. Only once this year has it allowed two goals in a game. The school record for fewest goals allowed was 17 in 2008.

TCU has scored the first goal in the match in nine of 11 matches. The Frogs are 8-0-1 in those contests. When allowing the first goal, TCU has lost both matches. The Frogs have trailed just 138:08 minutes this season. They have been behind in just two games.


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