Soccer Hosts No. 1 West Virginia Friday


Oct. 20, 2016


TCU
(8-4-2, 0-4-1 Big 12)
versuscoding
West Virginia Mountaineers
(13-1-1, 5-0-0 Big 12)

October 21, 2016 | 7 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas | Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium


FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer team opens a three-match homestand Friday night when it hosts No. 1 West Virginia. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU concluded its road Big 12 slate on Sunday at Oklahoma State.
• TCU closes out the Big 12 schedule with three straight home games.
• The Frogs are 11-2-3 at Garvey-Rosenthal the last two years, including a 5-1-1 mark this season.
• TCU has allowed the third-fewest goals in the league this season.
• In Friday’s match, Faith Carter scored her team-leading sixth goal.
Katie Lund has started the last three matches in goal. Her 0.98 goals against average ranks eighth in the Big 12.
Emma Heckendorn is tied for fourth nationally with her nine assists.

WEST VIRGINIA NOTABLES
• West Virginia enters the week ranked No. 1 for the second week in a row and the third week total this season.
• The Mountaineers have won six in a row since suffering their lone setback of the season against No. 9 Georgetown in double overtime.
• WVU is 4-1-1 against teams ranked in the top 25 this season.
• Michaela Abam leads the Mountaineers with 17 points (7 goals, 3 assists).
• The combination of Rylee Foster and Michelle Newhouse have yet to surrender a goal in conference play.

TCU-WEST VIRGINIA SERIES NOTABLES
• West Virginia and TCU will be meeting for the seventh time on the pitch.
• West Virginia leads the all-time series 4-1-1 and has won the last two.
• TCU played WVU to a 0-0 tie in the Mountaineers last visit to Fort Worth on Sept. 26, 2014.
• TCU’s lone win in the series was a 2-0 victory in the first round of the 2012 Big 12 Tournament.

BENCH CONTRIBUTION
TCU has received significant contributions off the bench this season. The bench has produced 11 goals and five assists this year.

In Friday’s match at Baylor, Faith Carter scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season. She has seen all of her action off the bench this year. Additionally, she has two assists on the season for a team-high 14 points.

Allison Ganter is the team’s second-leading scorer with five goals. All five of her tallies have come with her in the game as a substitute as have her two assists. Tara Smith has also contributed an assist.

CONTINUING HER ASSENT
Michelle Prokof continued her assent up the TCU career charts with an assist at Baylor. The assist was the 11th of her career, moving her into a tie for 10th all-time with Crystal Pratz (1998-01). She now has 63 career points, just three points behind Lizzy Karoly (2006-09) for third all-time.

Additionally, Prokof’s five goals on the season boosted her career total to 26, moving her into sole possession of third all-time. She needs one goals to tie Karoly for second all-time.

HOME SWEET HOME
Garvey-Rosenthal has been a tough place for opponents over the last two seasons. Since joining the Big 12, TCU has won the attendance crown all four seasons. This year, the Frogs are one of three programs to draw over 1,000 fans per match. Since the start of the 2015 campaign, TCU is 11-2-3 at home.


 

 

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