Oct. 17, 2013
FORT WORTH -
The TCU women's soccer team will wrap up the 2013 regular season with three straight home matches beginning Friday night against Oklahoma. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal.
WEAR YOUR PINK
The TCU soccer team will pay tribute to Frogs for the Cure Friday night with a special pink jersey. Fans are encouraged to add pink to their wardrobe in honor of TCU's fight for a cure for breast cancer. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free pink rally towel.
TCU collected its first Big 12 victory of the season Friday night with a 1-0 win at Kansas. Vittoria Arnold made three saves in the victory to tally her fourth shutout and the 12th of her career. She ranks second all-time with her 12 career shutouts. Kelly Johnson notched her first goal of the season for the game-winner at Kansas.
Makenzie Koch notched a pair of assists this weekend to give her seven on the season and 12 for her career. She ranks second in the Big 12 with the seven assists.
TCU tied a school record when it played in its sixth overtime game of the season on Sunday at West Virginia. The Frogs suffered its first defeat in extra time this season. In Sunday's loss, Michelle Prokof scored her seventh goal of the season, a mark that is fourth in the Big 12. Lauren Sajewich also tallied her first career goal against the Mountaineers. Arnold made a season-high nine saves in the loss to West Virginia. The match against the nationally-ranked Mountaineers was TCU's fifth against a ranked foe.
Oklahoma enters the weekend in search of its first Big 12 victory. The Sooners are 0-4 after playing No. 12 Baylor, Oklahoma State, No. 15 Texas Tech and Iowa State. The Sooners have collected just three wins this season: vs. Kennessaw State, Texas State and Oral Roberts. Oklahoma is winless in its last seven outings. The Sooners are 0-6-1 in that stretch with a tie at Utah on Sept. 22. Additionally, the Sooners are still looking for their first road victory of the season. They are 0-6-1 in seven road matches.
Goals are at a premium for the Sooners, who are tied for last in the league with an average of 1.07 goals per match. Daisy Cardona is the offensive leader with four goals. Madison Saliba has played a part in five of the 15 goals scored by Oklahoma with two goals and three assists. In all, nine different Sooners have tallied a point this season. Between the pipes, Kassidie Stade has seen the majority of action, playing in 13 of the 14 games.
Friday's meeting between Oklahoma and TCU will be the 10th in the all-time series that dates back to the first meeting in 1997. Oklahoma is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings. The Sooners took a 3-1 victory over the Horned Frogs in Norman last year.
TCU owns a 2-1-1 record against Oklahoma in Fort Worth. The last time the Sooners visited Garvey-Rosenthal was Sept. 13, 2003. The two teams battled to a 1-1 tie. TCU's last win in the series came on Sept. 18, 2000 in Fort Worth.