Sept. 3, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The TCU Horned Frogs look to build on their win over Texas Tech as they hit the road to face the Oklahoma Sooners. Game time against the Sooners on Friday is slated for 7:30 at the OU Soccer Complex. The Frogs will return home on Sunday for the final home game in the month of September. TCU will take on Jacksonville (Ala.) State at 1:00 at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. Following the contest, TCU hits the road for three straight weeks, playing five matches over that stretch.
The Frogs are coming off a 2-0 road victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders. TCU goalkeepers Ashley Pierret and Katy Buchanan combined to shutout Tech for the second-straight season. Amy Van Zandt connected on both goals for TCU, including a penalty kick in the second half.
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Picking Up Where She Left Off
After recording four game-winners a season ago, senior Amy Van Zandt picked up where she left off, recording the game-winner against Texas Tech . She got the ball at midfield and took it down the field, beating the goalkeeper for the Frog's first goal of the season. The goal was the eighth in her TCU career.
For the first time in over two years, the Frogs earned a penalty kick. Tech player Jennifer Vasquez hauled Van Zandt down in the penalty box, setting up the PK. Van Zandt buried it low to the right of the goalkeeper for her second goal of the game. Jenny Swanson was the last Frog to attempt a PK. She was successful in her attempt on October 17, 2001 against Southwest Texas State.
Ashley Pierret made her debut in goal for the Frogs against Texas Tech. Pierret was a tough customer between the posts as she kept the Red Raiders scoreless. She face 12 shots and made two saves. She left the game with eight minutes to go after suffering a minor injury making a save. Katy Buchanan made the only save she had to to preserve the shutout for Pierret.
Frogs vs. Oklahoma
This will be the eighth meeting between the Frogs and the Sooners. OU holds a 4-2-1 advantage over TCU. The squads played to a 1-1 tie last season in Ft. Worth, but prior to that OU had won the last three meetings. TCU has yet to record a victory in Norman in three tries. The lone victories came in the 1997 season and the 1999 season.
Scouting The Sooners
The Sooners are coming off back-to-back ties with some quality opponents. Oklahoma battled to a 1-1 tie with C-USA member Saint Louis. On Sunday, the Sooners came away with a 2-2 tie against a tough SMU squad. Three different Sooners recorded a goal, while Shana All tallied a team-high two assists over the weekend. OU has a tandem of goalkeepers in Catherine Wade and Jennifer Nichols. Nichols has seen the most time with 130:00 minutes in goal.
Frogs vs. Jacksonville State
The Frogs and the Gamecocks have met only one time in the programs history. The Frogs won the lone meeting in high-scoring fashion as they topped the Gamecocks 6-0 in Fort Worth. The game was played in 1997.
Scouting The Gamecocks
Jacksonville State struggled in their opener against C-USA opponent, UAB. The Blazers handed the Gamecocks a 6-2 drubbing. They rebounded on Sunday to take a 1-0 victory over Mississippi Valley State. After giving up six goals on Friday, Elizabeth Selasky bounced back to picked up the shutout, making two saves. Freshman Courtney Moore scored a pair of goals over the weekend.