Soccer Returns Home Friday; Hosts Texas


Meghan Murphy.
Oct. 16, 2014

#WeekendPreview


FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer team returns home Friday night after a three-match road trip. The Horned Frogs will host Texas at 7.

TCU NOTABLES
• The Horned Frogs wrap up their home portion of the schedule this weekend when they host Texas and Texas Tech.
• TCU picked up its third tie of the conference season at Oklahoma on Sunday.
Michelle Prokof tallied her fourth goal of the season and the 12th of her career against the Sooners.
Brittany Little picked up her second assist of the season on Prokof's game-tying goal.
• TCU has not scored more than one goal in its last six games and has been shuotut in three of those matches.
Vittoria Arnold made a combined 11 saves on 13 shots over the weekend.
Bobbi Clemmer has played every minute of the season and leads the team with four assists.

TEXAS NOTABLES
• Texas enters Friday's game with 7-5-2 season record and are 2-2 in Big 12 play.
• The Longhorns have picked up conference wins over #6 Texas Tech and at Iowa State.
• Texas has a 4-1-0 record away from home this season.
• Olivia Brook is the offensive threat for the Longhorns with six goals and two assists on the season.
• In net, Abby Smith boasts a 0.83 goals against average to go along with an .842 save percentage.

HOME SWEET HOME
TCU is returning home for the first time in two weeks after playing three straight road matches. The Frogs are 3-3-1 at home this season. TCU has outscored its opponents 10-7 at home this season. Emma Heckendorn and Michelle Prokof are the leading scorers with two goals and two assists each. In goal, Arnold has a 0.97 GAA and an .821 save percentage.

A TALE OF TWO HALVES
The second half has been the best half for the Horned Frogs this season. 13 of TCU's 19 goals on the year have come in the second half. Statistically, over half of the Frogs shots, shots on goal and corners have come in the second half. On the flip side, the Horned Frogs tighten up after half time and have surrendered just four goals in the final half of the match.

THE SECOND SEASON
TCU continues conference play this week. It marks the Frogs third season in the Big 12. Last season, the Frogs finished seventh with a record of 2-5-1. The Frogs have participated a conference since the 1995 season. In its history, the TCU soccer program has posted a 45-85-14 record.

CORNER TO CORNER
TCU has generated 90 corner kicks this season, a mark that ranks second in the Big 12. The Frogs average six corners per match. Makenzie Koch has taken the majority of the corners with 52. Eryn Spencer and Michelle Prokof have taken 15 and 14, respectively.

FAN APPRECIATION
The Frog faithful picked up where they left off each of the last two seasons with a strong showing in the opening homestand. TCU overtook the top spot in the league with a crowd of 1,305 against SMU. The Frogs increased their lead with a big weekend the last time they were home. In those two matches, 2,785 fans passed through the turnstiles. TCU has a comfortable lead with an average of 1,239 fans per match.

 

 

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