Nov. 3, 2012
SAN ANTONIO -
The TCU women's soccer team continues their run in the Big 12 Championships Sunday afternoon when they face off against Baylor. Match time at Blossom Soccer Complex is set for 1 p.m. The winner of the match will earn an automatic bid the NCAA Tournament.
FOLLOWING THE FROGS
For the first time this season, the Horned Frog soccer match will be heard on KTCU 88.7 FM. Chris Blake will have the call for TCU. Additionally, fans wishing to watch the action live can do so by tuning into Fox Sports Net. The network will have live coverage of the championship match.
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fans can find out all the information they need on the Big 12 Championships by visiting the Big 12's tournament central, which can be found at Big12Sports.com.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
TCU battled Texas to a 0-0 tie after two overtime periods and advanced by winning 4-2 in the penalty kick phase. Vittoria Arnold was helped by a post in the first round and made a save in the third round to help the Frogs advance. Kelly Johnson scored the clinching goal in the fifth round.
Baylor is 2-0-0 in the championships so far, handing Oklahoma State a 3-0 loss in the quarterfinals before defeating Texas Tech 2-1 in the semifinals. Lisa Sliwinski has scored both game-winners for the Bears and Dana Larsen has a goal and two assists in the two matches. In goal, Michelle Kloss has stopped six of seven shots that have come her way.
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP
NO. 8 TCU HORNED FROGS
TCU is qualifying for a conference tournament for the 11th time in program history and the second straight year. The Horned Frogs qualified for the Big 12 Conference Tournament as the No. 8 seed. The Frogs are led offensively by Monica Alvarado (7 goals; 1 assist). Vittoria Arnold leads the team in goal. She has eight shutouts and ranks second in the Big 12 in saves with 100.
NO. 2 BAYLOR BEARS
Baylor enters the tournament unbeaten in its last 17 matches. The Bears put together a 5-0-3 record in league play and was a perfect 9-0-0 at home this season. Dana Larsen (10 goals; 7 assists) and Lisa Sliwinski (9 goals, 3 assists) lead the way offensively. In goal, Michelle Kloss has a 0.47 GAA and has helped the Bears tally 13 shutouts this season.
THE LAST TIME
Baylor scored a pair of first half goals and rode them to a 2-0 win in Waco in the final regular season match. Maddy Courvoisier led the Frog attack with two shots and Vittoria Arnold made 10 saves. Bri Campos and Larissa Campos were the goal scorers for Baylor.