Sept. 29, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The TCU women's soccer team will play their first match in two weeks when they host Sam Houston State Friday in a rescheduled match. Hurricane Rita forced the cancellation of last week's match at Rice and the rescheduling of the Sam Houston State match originally schedule for last Sunday. Match time on Friday is set for 4:00 at Garvey-Rosenthal. Sunday will mark the Frogs final non-conference match of the season when they host Boise State at 1:00. The match can be heard live by going to www.gofrogs.com. Jackie Rodriguez and R.J. Choppy will provide all the action for Frog fans.
In their last match two weeks ago, the Frogs come-back bid fell just short as they dropped a 3-2 decision to then-No. 9 Pepperdine. The Waves jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but in the last 10 minutes of the match, TCU scored two quick goals to pull within one. Moran Lavi got the scoring started with her third goal of the season, followed by a goal off the foot of K.D. Waters. Lavi saw her attempt at knotting the game at three clang off the crossbar and out of danger.
News & Notes:
Against the Bearkats
Despite the close proximity of the two schools, Friday's meeting between the Bearkats and the Frogs will be the first in program's history. Sam Houston is in just its third season of varsity soccer.
Scouting the Bearkats
Only a third-year program, the Bearkats have struggled out of the gate this season. They come into the match in a similar situation as the Frogs, having not played a match since Sept. 18. They are in search of their first win of the 2005 campaign, having dropped two games in overtime. Mary MacGregor has scored two of the Bearkats five goals this season. The defense has surrendered 203 shots on the season, forcing goalkeeper Melissa Saucedo to make 80 saves. While she has a 3.03 GAA, she is averaging 16 saves a contest.
Against the Broncos
Sunday will be the second straight game that will see the Frogs face a team they have never played before. The Boise State Broncos will be heading to the Lonestar state for two matches. They play No. 13 Texas A&M on Friday.
Scouting the Broncos
The Broncos are one of the hottest teams in the nation coming into this weekend. They are 5-0-2 in their last seven contests. They have relied heavily on their defense and their outstanding duo of goalkeepers, Kim Parker and Michaela Morrison to win a majority of their matches. They have surrendered just nine goals this season, while making 35 combined saves. Of their six victories, five of them have been decided by one goal. Nicole Coleman is the leading scorer on the team with four goals and three assists.
After two years of not scoring any goals, senior midfielder, Moran Lavi is making up for lost time. Lavi is the Frogs leading scorer this season with three goals and two assists. She recorded her first-ever gamewinning goal against Northwestern St. two weeks ago and tried to spearhead a come-from-behind win over Pepperdine last week. She got the Frogs on the board to make it a 3-1 contest and narrowly missed tying the contest with just over a minute to go when her shot careened off the crossbar.
Conquering The Demon
The coaching staff has raved about the strong leg of freshman K.D. Waters and she showed signs of her ability in the preseason with five goals in two contest. Waters is the go-to girl on direct kicks in the offensive zone, but has struggled in the regular season to capitalize on those opportunities. Friday against the Waves, she conquered the demon, burying her second goal of the season to pull the Frogs within one on a direct kick 18 yards out.