Preview: Iowa State and West Virginia
Oct. 18, 2017
TCU Horned Frogs
(10-4-1, 4-1-1 Big 12 Conference)
Iowa State Cyclones
(2-11-2, 0-5-1 Big 12)
FORT WORTH - TCU will play its final two road regulation season matches this weekend when it travels to Iowa State on Thursday and No. 8 West Virginia on Sunday. The Horned Frogs sit fourth in the Big 12 entering the weekend.
• TCU remained in the top half of the league standings with a 2-0 win over Oklahoma on Friday night.
• The two goals scored against the Sooners came courtesy of the two Oklahoma natives on the roster (Yazmeen Ryan and Tara Smith).
• The shutout of the Sooners was TCU’s seventh of the season and fourth in conference play.
• TCU continues to be one of the top teams nationally in generating corner kicks, ranking third nationally with an average of 7.93 per game.
• Katie Lund is second in the Big 12 with a 0.46 GAA, a mark that ranks 17th nationally.
IOWA STATE NOTABLES
• Iowa State enters the match on a nine-match winless streak (0-8-1). Three of the losses have come in overtime.
• The Cyclones have played in six overtime contests this year. Iowa State is 0-4-2 in those games.
• Klasey Medelberg leads the team with three goals, while Merin Mundt and Hannah Cade pace the squad with two assists each.
• Dayja Schwictenberg and Antonia Reyes have split time in goal this season.
• Reyes has played the entirety of the last six games for the Cyclones.
TCU VS. IOWA STATE SERIES HISTORY
• TCU and Iowa State are meeting for the seventh time in program history and the fourth time in Ames.
• TCU owns a 3-2-1 advantage in the series.
• The Frogs played to a 0-0 tie in Ames a year ago.
WEST VIRGINIA NOTABLES
• The Mountaineers are tied for first in the Big 12 with a 5-1 league record.
• West Virginia enters the weekend ranked in the top 10 nationally.
• Michaela Abam leads the team with five goals and three assists.
• Rylee Foster has played in all 15 games and boasts a 0.60 GAA while helping West Virginia to a Big 12-best nine shutouts.
TCU VS. WEST VIRGINIA SERIES HISTORY
• TCU and West Virginia are meeting for the ninth time in program history.
• All previous eight meetings have come since both schools joined the Big 12 in 2012.
• TCU’s lone win in the series came on Oct. 31, 2012 in San Antonio.
OWNING HER NET
Since taking over the starting goalkeeper role seven games ago, Katie Lund has helped the Frogs go 5-1-1. She has allowed just three goals on 20 shots for a 0.41 goals against average. All five wins have come via the shutout.
On the season, Lund owns an .846 save percentage and a 0.46 goals against average. She has posted six of the seven shutouts.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Emma Heckendorn’s assault on the record books continued Friday night as she tallied her 20th career assist. She became the all-time assist leader in TCU’s win over Ball State with her 19th career assist, surpassing Allison Calleri’s (1996-99) previous school-record 18.
Additionally, she has wasted little time climbing the points charts, cracking the top 10. Her assist Friday was her 50th career point, tying her for seventh all-time with Jackie Torda.
TCU boasts the second-best offense in the Big 12 with an average of 5.43 points per game and 1.79 goals per game. The 28 assists this year rank as the fifth-most in program history. Fourteen Horned Frogs have contributed to TCU’s 82 total points this season. Nine Frogs have scored a goal, while 11 have registered at least one assist.
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