Arnold Tabbed Big 12 Player of the Week

Vittoria Arnold

Vittoria Arnold

Oct. 23, 2012

FORT WORTH - TCU soccer sophomore goalkeeper Vittoria Arnold has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in leading TCU to a 1-0-1 record last weekend. It's her second honor of the season and the third for the Horned Frogs.

Arnold allowed just one goal on the weekend and helped TCU earn four points, including its first-ever Big 12 victory.

She made a career-high 12 saves and allowed just one goal against Texas Tech on Friday night, stopping seven of eight shots in the first half and all seven shots from halftime on, including three stops in overtime.

Against Texas, the sophomore posted her sixth career shutout. She was forced to make just two stops, but one came late in the second half as the Longhorns tried to tie the game. Texas blasted 12 shots towards the net in the second half and 17 shots total.

Arnold improved her save percentage to 81 percent and lowered her goals against to 1.15. She has not allowed a goal in her last 163:18 played.

TCU will wrap up its regular season schedule Friday night in Waco as it takes on Baylor at 7.



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