Soccer Heads South; Takes on Baylor Friday
Oct. 13, 2016
(8-2-2, 0-2-1 Big 12)
(10-4-1, 3-1-1 Big 12)
FORT WORTH - TCU's three-match Big 12 road swing Friday night at Baylor. Game time in Waco is set for 7 p.m.
TCU played to a scoreless draw against Iowa State in Ames last Friday.
TCU has been to overtime five times this season and is undefeated at 3-0-2.
TCU plays its final two road matches of the regular season. The Frogs are 3-1-1 away from home this season.
Katie Lund played the entire match in goal and registered her first career complete-game shutout.
Lund ranks third nationally and leads the Big 12 in save percentage (.917), while her goals against average ranks seventh nationally (.405).
Despite playing at least two fewer games this season, TCU ranks fourth in the Big 12 with 82 points.
The seven goals allowed by TCU are the second-fewest in the Big 12.
Baylor enters Friday's match with a two game winning streak after two road wins at #22 Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
Baylor's 83 points (27 goals, 29 assists) are tied for the second-most in the Big 12, while its nine goals allowed are the third fewest in the Big 12.
Lauren Piercy leads the Bears' offensive attack with six goals and two assists, while Sarah King has played a part in nine goals (4 goals, 5 assists).
Sara Martinson has been involved in six of Baylor's seven shutouts. She owns a 0.61 goals against average.
TCU-BAYLOR SERIES NOTABLES
Baylor and TCU will be meeting for the 16th time on the pitch.
Baylor leads the all-time series 9-2-4, however, each of the last three meetings have ended in ties.
TCU is 1-4-1 all-time in Waco with its lone win coming back in 1986.
Since joining the Big 12 in 2012, TCU is 0-3-3 against the Bears.
On Friday night, the Horned Frogs went to overtime for the fifth time this season. TCU is one of 42 programs in the country to have played five or more overtimes this season.
TCU is tied for the national lead with three overtime wins this year. Only eight other schools have registered three OT wins this season.
Of the 42 schools who have played five or more OT games, only seven, including TCU, are undefeated.
The TCU defense has proven to be a tough task to solve this season. As a team, the Frogs have a miniscule 0.54 goals against average, a mark that ranks 14th nationally.
TCU has allowed just seven goals this season. Only seven schools in the NCAA have allowed fewer goals than the Horned Frogs.
TCU has registered six 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.
After bursting out of the gates with 24 goals in the first eight games of the season, the Horned Frogs have managed just two goals in the last four matches.
The Frogs have scored multiple goals in a match five times this season. Despite the drought, TCU still ranks fifth in goals scored with three fewer games played.
Since her arrival on campus, Lauren Sajewich has been a staple on the field. Through 12 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 64 out of 69 games. She has left the field for a total of 53 minutes over the last three-plus seasons.
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