Sept. 9, 2003
Fort Worth, Texas -
The TCU Horned Frogs soccer team will hit the road again as they head down I-30 to Dallas to take on rival SMU. The Horned Frogs will be searching for their first-ever victory over the Lady Mustangs, as SMU has dominated the series and lead it 20-0-2. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Westcott Field in Dallas.
The Frogs are coming off a 1-0 overtime win against Texas Tech on Sunday. Jenny Swanson (Sr., Tacoma, Wash.) buried the game winner for the Frogs second straight shutout victory.
News & Notes:
Swanson Heads Above the Rest
*With the game tied at 0-0 after regulation, the Horned Frogs reached familiar territory. Last season, the Frogs played in six overtime contests, but were 0-1-5 in those matches. This season, however, Jenny Swanson had other ideas as she headed a rebound into the back of the net for the Frogs second win of the season. Swanson's goal came off of an Amy Van Zandt (Jr., Fort Worth, Texas) shot that was blocked out to the front of the box.
Tough In Goal
*Freshman goalkeeper Katie Buchanan (Plano, Texas) played all 96 minutes of the game on Sunday, and picked up her first career shutout in a Frog uniform. Buchanan made three saves, all coming in the second half, and wasn't even tested in the extra period. Her team-leading goals against average is 1.93 after a span of 141:12 scoreless minutes.
*The Frogs are on a roll, having won two of the first three games of the season. The last time the Frogs put together back-to-back wins came in 2001 when TCU put together a string of four wins from September 30 to October 12. Last season, they had a two-game unbeaten streak including a tie against Louisiana-Lafayette and a win over Centenary.
TCU vs. SMU History
*Tuesday's meeting with the Lady Mustangs will be the 23rd meeting between the two schools. The Horned Frogs have not fared well in their meetings with SMU as they have lost 20 and tied two. Last season, the Frogs snapped a 19 game losing streak to the Mustangs with a 1-1 tie on October 2 in Fort Worth. SMU has held TCU scoreless in 14 of the 22 meetings.
Scouting The Lady Mustangs
*The SMU Lady Mustangs were ranked in the preseason Top 25 by Soccer Times (25) and the NSCAA (22) and also received votes in the Soccer Buzz poll. However, a 3-1 start to the season has dropped them from the top 25 in all the polls. Their only loss of the season came at the hands of No. 6 Texas A&M. The Mustangs have shutout the last two opponents that they have faced, including a 3-0 shutout of Houston on Sunday. Kim Harvey is the leading scorer for the Lady Mustangs with five goals and two assists in four games. Goalkeeper Amanda Clark has kept opponents scoreless for the last 180:04.