TCU Closes Regular Season; Hosts Baylor

Kelly Johnson is one of six seniors that will be honored prior to the game.

Oct. 31, 2013

Game Notes

FORT WORTH - The TCU women's soccer team has already locked up a bid to the Big 12 Tournament next week, but will look to improve their seeding Friday night when they host Baylor at 7. Both teams are tied with a 2-4-1 league record.

TCU guaranteed its spot in the Big 12 Championship Tournament set to begin next week in Kansas City with a 1-0 win over Iowa State on Friday. TCU can finish anywhere from 4th-7th depending on Friday's outcomes.

Michelle Prokof notched her eighth goal of the season and her second game-winning goal to lead the Frogs to the victory. Jennifer Donegan recorded her first career point with an assist on Prokof's goal. Kelly Johnson also assisted on the goal. It was her second assist of the season. Shannon Coffer made nine saves in her first Big 12 start to tally her first career shutout. Coffer's efforts in goal earned her Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors. It's the second time this season Coffer has been honored by the league.

This weekend, TCU will look to secure its spot atop the league standings in attendance. It'll mark the second consecutive season that TCU leads the Big 12 in attendance. The Frogs are averaging 1,183 fans per match. Lauren Sajewich remains a fixture on the field as she has played all 1,611 minutes this season. Meghan Murphy and Kelly Johnson join Sajewich as the only Horned Frogs to have played in all 17 matches.

Baylor picked up a big 1-0 win over Oklahoma State last weekend to lock up its bid to the Big 12 Championships. The Bears were undefeated in its first 10 matches (8-0-2), but since then have just one win in its last seven games (1-5-1). The Bears have tallied just one goal in their last four games.

Ashley York's fifth goal of the season just three minutes into the contest against Oklahoma State proved to be the game-winner against the Cowgirls. Bri Campos and York co-lead the team with five goals apiece. Goalkeeper Michelle Kloss recorded her ninth shutout. Baylor has 11 total shutouts this season and Kloss has played a part in each one. Kloss' 0.70 goals against average ranks second in the Big 12.

Friday's meeting between Baylor and TCU will be the 12th in the all-time series. The Bears hold an 8-2-1 series lead. Baylor is making its first appearance in Fort Worth since Sept. 14, 2003. The Bears are 3-1-1 all-time in Fort Worth.

TCU and Baylor met two times last season. The Bears won 2-0 in the regular season finale in Waco, then topped the Frogs 4-1 in the Big 12 Championship match in San Antonio.

TCU's last win in the series came on Nov. 4, 1988 in Fort Worth. Baylor has won eight straight in the series.



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