Nov. 1, 2011
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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women’s soccer program will begin postseason action Wednesday when the No. 6 seeded Horned Frogs take on No. 3 Wyoming in opening-round competition at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championships.
FOLLOW THE HORNED FROGS
Frog fans that are unable to attend travel to the Mountain West Championships can follow the action online. Live stats through Gametracker will be featured at GoFrogs.com. Frog fans can also receive live updates via Twitter by following @TCUSoccer, the official twitter account for Horned Frog Soccer. More information can be found at the championships central page at www.theMWC.com.
Mountain West Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Nov. 2 - No. 3 Wyoming vs. No. 6 TCU
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The Cowgirls clinched the No. 3 seed in the Mountain West Championships with a decisive 5-1 victory against Air Force to close the regular season. Wyoming enjoyed a 10-5-4 overall reocrd, while going 3-1-2 against the conference. Redshirt freshman Sara Paul has been a force for Wyoming, netting seven goals and dishing out four assists on the year.
TCU-UW SERIES HISTORY
The Cowgirls have had the Frogs number in the all-time series, boasting a 7-2-1 record against TCU. The two teams have met three times at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, including a 3-1 victory for UW this fall. TCU claimed the first two meetings in 1996 and 1997.
MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT HISTORY
The Horned Frogs come into this week’s tournament looking to advance to the championship-round of play for the first time in program history. Overall, TCU is 1-4-0 in conference tournament action, falling victim to UNLV in 2005 and BYU in 2007 before upending San Diego State, 2-1, in overtime in 2008 in the opening-round of the championship. The Frogs closed the 2008 tournament falling to Utah in overtime, 2-1, in the semifinals. The Utes ended TCU’s postseason in 2009 with a 3-1 outcome.
MAKING IT LOOK EASY
Redshirt freshman Brooke Kviz has been on a tear in the last month, collecting a point in six of the Frogs’ last eight matches. The Keller, Texas native scored goals in three-straight matches from Oct. 9-Oct. 16. Her 12 points trail only senior Jordan Calhoun (16) on the roster. She is 2-of-2 on penalty kick attempts in 2011, becoming the first Frog to convert a pair of penalty kicks in a season since Michelle Nguyen landed two PK’s in 2007.
COUNTING ON CALHOUN
Senior forward Jordan Calhoun tied for third in the Mountain West with three game-winning goals. Calhoun enjoyed five of her goals in a six-game span from Sept. 9-Sept. 25. The Norman, Okla., native found the back of the net in the Frogs’ last two regular season games.
PACKING THE HOUSE
TCU finished the year second in the Mountain West in attendance, averaging 1,731 fans per contest. A total of 15,583 fans rolled through the turnstiles of Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium for nine games in 2011. The 1,731 average would be second in the Big 12 this season behind Texas A&M, who is departing the conference after this season. TCU enjoyed the top two attended matches in Garvey-Rosenthal history in 2011, hosting 2,431 for the Texas Tech match on Oct. 9 and 2,803 for Air Force on Oct. 14.
WHEN THEY LAST MET: VS. WYOMING AT HOME (L, 1-3)
The TCU women’s soccer senior class played its final home game at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium on Oct. 16 as the Horned Frogs dropped a tough 3-1 decision to Wyoming. The Frogs’ lone goal came on a penalty kick from redshirt freshman Brooke Kviz. The Keller, Texas native rolled the attempt past the diving goalkeeper for her fifth goal of the season. It was her second penalty kick conversion of the fall and her third-straight game with a score. The Keller, Texas native became the first Frog to convert a pair of penalty kicks in a season since Michelle Nguyen landed two PK’s in 2007.