Oct. 10, 2013
FORT WORTH -
The TCU women's soccer team hits the road for its final two road matches of the regular season. The Horned Frogs will open the weekend at Kansas on Friday night. First kick is set for 4 p.m.
The Horned Frogs are coming off their first home conference match this past weekend against Oklahoma State. Against the Cowgirls, TCU picked up its first point in the conference standings with a 0-0 tie against Oklahoma State. Vittoria Arnold notched her third shutout of the season and the 11th of her career. She totaled seven saves on nine shots this season.
TCU saw a season-high 1,480 fans pass through the gates for its match against Oklahoma State. The Frogs now lead the league with an average of 1,034 fans per match. Sunday's overtime game against OSU was TCU's fifth of the season. The Frogs are 2-0-3 in extra time this year. Kelly Johnson, Maddie Payne, Meghan Murphy and Lauren Sajewich are the lone Horned Frogs to have played in all 13 matches this season.
Kansas went 0-1-1 in its first weekend of Big 12 play. The Jayhawks opened with a 0-0 tie at Iowa State before dropping a 1-0 decision to Texas at home. Kansas is 2-2-1 in its last five games and owns a 3-3 record at home.
Goalkeeper Kaityn Stroud made five saves in a double overtime tie against Iowa State. It was her fourth shutout of the year. Stroud has played all 1,210 minutes in goal this season for the Jayhawks. Caroline Kastor is the Jayhawks top offensive threat with four goals and three assists. Scoring goals has been a struggle for Kansas this year as it has been shutout six times.
Last season's meeting between the two school's was the first in the series. Kansas took a 3-2 double overtime victory over the Horned Frogs, but the game was not without dramatics. The Jayhawks were holding a 2-0 lead with under eight minutes remaining in the match. TCU struck for its first goal in the 83rd minute and tied the match with just 13 seconds remaining. Kastor broke the Frogs' hearts with a goal four minutes into the second overtime frame to give Kansas the win.