TCU Hosts Texas A&M In Historical Saturday Match
Nov. 11, 2016
(12-6-2, 2-5-1 Big 12)
(11-8-1, 5-5-1 SEC)
FORT WORTH - An historical night awaits the TCU women's soccer program on Saturday when it plays host to Texas A&M in its first-ever NCAA tournament game. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
• TCU made history on Monday when it was selected to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
• TCU has reached the 12-win plateau for the first time since the 2008 season.
• TCU has produced its second-best offensive season in program history with 114 points (37 goals, 40 assists).
• The 40 assists on the season are the second-most in program history.
• The 37 goals scored are tied for the fifth-most scored in a season in school history.
• Sunday’s overtime match against No. 1 West Virginia was TCU’s school-record seventh overtime contest of the season. The Frogs are 4-1-2 in overtime this year.
• Allison Ganter, Michelle Prokof, Meghan Murphy and Karitas Tomasdottir were named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team.
• Allison Ganter has scored a goal in four straight games and leads the team with nine, a mark that is tied for first in the Big 12.
• Michelle Prokof’s goal against West Virginia was her 27th career goal, tying her for second all-time with Lizzy Karoly (2006-09).
• Prokof also moved into sole possession of third-place all-time with 68 career points.
TEXAS A&M NOTABLES
• Texas A&M is making its 22nd straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
• The Aggies are winners of four of their last five matches, including a pair of overtime wins against Kentucky and Alabama.
• Texas A&M advanced to the second round of the SEC Tournament where it dropped a 2-1 decision to South Carolina.
• Haley Pounds is the go-to offensive star with eight goals and nine assists. She has been apart of 17 of the 26 goals scored by the Aggies.
• In goal, Danielle Rice has played every minute in goal for the Aggies. She boasts six shutouts and a 0.93 goals against average.
TCU vs. TEXAS A&M NOTABLES
• Saturday’s meeting will be the 20th overall between the two schools.
• The series dates back to 1986, TCU’s first season of women’s soccer.
• The Aggies have won the last 10 meetings.
• Saturday night’s meeting will be the first since the 2005 campaign when Texas A&M defeated TCU 4-0 in Fort Worth.
• TCU is 4-4-0 against Texas A&M in Fort Worth.
• The Horned Frogs last victory in the series came on Oct. 28, 1992 when it won 1-0 in Fort Worth.
Allison Ganter has put together a career-year in 2016. Entering the season, she had just three goals. She has more than doubled that total this season with a team-leading nine goals. She enters Saturday’s game carrying a four-match goal streak. Along the way, she has notched a quartet of game-winning goals, a mark that is tied for third 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.
The Horned Frogs have put together a strong offensive attack this season, averaging nearly two goals per game. The 37 goals are tied for the fifth-most scored in a single season, while the 40 assists are the second-most in school history. TCU has scored multiple goals in a game eight times this years.
TCU has received significant contributions off the bench this season. The bench has produced 17 goals and eight assists this year. Allison Ganter paces the team with nine goals, while Faith Carter is second with seven, all coming off of the bench.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Michelle Prokof continued her assent up the TCU career charts with a goal and a pair of assists in the tournament. She now has 14 career assists, moving her into a tie for fifth all-time with Tiffany Goetz (1998-01).
She now has 68 career points, putting her in sole possession of third place all-time. Additionally, Prokof’s six goals on the season boosted her career total to 27, moving her into a tie for second all-time. She is tied with Karoly for second all-time.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
Nine Horned Frogs have contributed to TCU’s 35 goals. Allison Ganter leads the way with nine, followed by Faith Carter’s seven. Michelle Prokof has six and Kayla Hill owns 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 against Texas.
TCU ended the 2015 campaign with four straight OT contests. TCU made it six straight overtime games after reaching the extra session in each of the first two games of the 2016 year.
Against West Virginia, TCU played in its school-record seventh OT game of the year, ending with a 3-2 West Virginia win. The Frogs are 4-1-2 overall this season in the extra session.
Under the guidance of Eric Bell, the Horned Frogs are 6-5-16 in overtime. In its history, TCU has a 30-22-47 record in contests decided in overtime.
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