Soccer Returns Home Friday; Hosts Baylor


Oct. 22, 2015


FORT WORTH - After nearly three weekends away from home, the TCU soccer team returns to the friendly confines of Garvey-Rosenthal for their final two home matches of the season. First up is Baylor Friday night at 7 p.m.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU is coming off a bye week and will look to put an end to a three-match losing streak.
• Results around the Big 12 last weekend put the Big 12 tournament picture in a little bit more focus as the Horned Frogs have already clinched a berth with three matches to go.
• The Frogs are coming off back-to-back shuotuts at Texas Tech and Texas. Despite that, TCU is still the third-highest scoring team in the league with an average of 1.93 goals per game.
• Michelle Prokof’s 20 points on the season ranks third in the Big 12, while her nine goals are tied for second.

BAYLOR NOTABLES
• After a rough 0-4-1 start to the season, Baylor has bounced back and is 8-1-1 in its last 10 games.
• A big part of the run has been its defensive stinginess as the Bears have allowed just four goals in the last 10 games.
• Baylor’s 0.74 goals against average is second-best in the league. The Bears are led by Sara Martinson’s 0.64 GAA. She is 7-4-2 this season with five shutouts.
• On the offensive side, Sarah King has a team-high 14 points with two goals and Big 12-best 10 assists
• Lauren Piercy’s five goals paced the Bear attack.

SERIES HISTORY NOTABLES
• TCU and Baylor will be meeting for the 14th time on Friday. The Bears lead the series 9-2-2.
• Baylor has owned the series with a 9-0-1 record in the last 10 meetings dating back to 1998.
• Since joining the Big 12, Baylor is 3-0-1 in the series, however TCU and Baylor played to a 1-1 tie in Waco a year ago.
• Baylor is 4-1-1 all-time against TCU in Fort Worth.
• TCU’s last win in the series came on Nov. 4, 1988 when it topped Baylor 2-0 in Fort Worth.

RESTED AND READY
For the second time in the last two years, the Horned Frogs experienced a bye week in their schedule. The Frogs will have had a twelve day break when they take the field on Friday against Baylor.

The first bye week in program history came in 2014 when the Frogs had a 12-day break between matches. TCU is 0-1 in games following the break after suffering a 1-0 heartbreaking loss at Iowa State a year ago.

IN A DROUGHT
After a crazy 10 game stretch that saw the Horned Frogs score 28 goals, TCU has seen its offense dry up with just one goal in its last three games. For the second time this season, the Frogs have been shutout in back-to-back games.

The Frogs responded to two straight shutouts earlier this season with a two-goal effort at Illinois.

LEAKY GOAL
After a stretch of nine games in which the Frogs allowed just two goals, TCU has been touched for eight goals in the last three games.

Despite the goal barrage from the opponent, the Frogs are still one of the top defensive teams in the league. Shannon Coffer ranks in the top 5 in goals against average and save percentage.

The Frogs have seven shutouts this season, just one away from the school record of eight set in 2012 and 1988.

SPREADING THE WEALTH
Seventeen different Horned Frogs have tallied a point this season. Twelve Frogs have scored at least one goal, while 14 have pitched in with assists.

Bobbi Clemmer, Makenzie Koch and Brittany Little are the latest to join the score sheet as each scored their first goals of the season. For Little, the goal was the first of her career.

HOME SWEET HOME
The friendly confines of Garvey-Rostenthal have been kind to the Horned Frogs this season. TCU is 6-1 at home this year and is riding a three match winning streak entering the weekend.

TCU ranks second in home attendance this season with an average of 1,246 fans per match. Texas Tech leads the league with an average of 1,330 fans. The Horned Frogs are one of just three schools in the Big 12 to average over 1000 fans per match.


 

 

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