Big 12 Championships Begin Wednesday For Soccer


Nov. 1, 2016


TCU
(10-5-2, 2-5-1 Big 12)
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Kansas Jayhawks
(10-4-4, 5-1-2 Big 12)

November 2, 2016 | 5:30 p.m. CT | Kansas City, Mo. | Swope Soccer Village


KANSAS CITY - TCU will open play in the 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships Wednesday evening when it takes on Kansas at 5:30 in Kansas City. The game will be available on KTCU 88.7 and on the Big 12 Digital Network.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU qualified for the Big 12 Tournament as the No. 7 seed.
• TCU reached the 10-win plateau for the first time since the 2008 season.
• TCU has matched the fifth-best offensive season in program history with 97 points (31 goals, 35 assists).
• The 35 assists on the season are the second-most in program history.
Emma Heckendorn (1st-team), Michelle Prokof (2nd-team) and Cachet Lue (All-Freshman team) earned all-conference accolades.
Allison Ganter scored the game-winning goal against Texas. It was her third game-winner this season.
• Ganter is now tied for the team-lead with six goals.
Emma Heckendorn and McKenzie Oliver also tallied goals in the win over Texas.
Courtney Hofer came on in relief and made four saves in helping TCU to the win.

KANSAS NOTABLES
• Kansas is riding a four-match unbeaten streak (2-0-2) into the conference tournament.
• The Jayhawks lone setback in league play was a 1-0 loss to West Virginia. They played to a 1-1 tie with Oklahoma State and a 2-2 tie with Oklahoma.
• Grace Hagan paces the Jayhawks with seven goals and three assists.
• Maddie Dobyns has played the majority of the season in goal. She is 10-3-3 with a 0.79 goals against average.

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT NOTABLES
• TCU has qualified for the Big 12 Tournament for the fifth straight season.
• The Horned Frogs took the tournament by storm in 2012, becoming the first eighth seed to advance to the championship game.
• TCU’s record in the Big 12 Tournament stands at 1-3-2.
• The Frogs defeated No. 1 West Virginia 2-0, advanced past No. 4 Texas in penalty kicks and dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 2 Baylor in 2012.
• In 2013, TCU dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to No. 2 Texas Tech in the opening round of the tournament.
• In 2014, the Frogs battled tough against No. 1 West Virginia, losing by a 2-1 score.
• In 2015, TCU and Baylor battled to a 1-1 draw. Meghan Murphy notched TCU’s lone goal. Baylor advanced to the second round, winning on penalty kicks 8-7.
• TCU is advancing to its 15th conference tournament in program history.
• The Horned Frogs are 2-11-4 all-time in conference tournaments.
• TCU and Kansas will be meeting in a conference tournament for the first time in program history.

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
Allison Ganter has put together a career-year in 2016. Entering the season, she had just three goals. She has doubled that total this season, tied for the team lead with six goals. Along the way, she has notched a trio of game-winning goals, a mark that is tied for fourth in the Big 12.

Against Texas Southern, Allison Ganter became the 13th player in program history to notch a hat trick. She is the first Horned Frog since Michelle Prokof against Central Arkansas on Sept. 22, 2013 to tally a hat trick.

BENCH CONTRIBUTION
TCU has received significant contributions off the bench this season. The bench has produced 13 goals and six assists this year. Faith Carter and Allison Ganter pace the team with six goals each, all coming off of the bench.

SPREADING THE WEALTH
Nine Horned Frogs have contributed to TCU’s 31 goals. Allison Ganter and Faith Carter lead the way with six each followed by Michelle Prokof with five and Kayla Hill who has four. Emma Heckendorn and McKenzie Oliver have three, while Brittany Little has two.

In total, 13 Horned Frogs have registered a point this season. Karitas Tomasdottir was the latest to register a point, assisting on Ganter’s game-winning goal Friday.
 

 

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