Horned Frogs and Panthers to battle on Wednesday morning
Oct. 3, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU soccer program opens the month of October with matches against Prairie View A&M on Wednesday and Mountain West foe Air Force on Saturday. Start time for the contest against the Panthers is set for 11:30 a.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, while the match against the Falcons will begin at 7 p.m. in Fort Worth.
Last week, Prairie View A&M (2-7-0) fell to Jackson State, 5-1. The Panthers on Sept. 28 upended Southern University in a double overtime contest, 2-1.
Air Force (2-6-2) comes into this Saturday's match having won the Falcon Invitational, despite falling to UC-Irvine, 2-1, on Sunday. Air Force will open Mountain West Conference play against the Horned Frogs.
Scouting TCU (4-6-0)
The Horned Frogs are led on offense by freshman Jackie Torda. Torda at the halfway point of the season has netted six goals, while also posting two assists.
Scouting Prairie View A&M (2-7-0)
Prairie View, who is 2-0 in conference play, has netted eight goals this fall on 68 shot attempts. They are led on offense by Angelica Diaz. Diaz has posted two goals and one assist this season.
On defense, Jessica Garcia has started eight game between the pipes and recorded 22 saves entering this weekend.
Scouting Air Force (2-6-2)
Before upending North Dakota State last weekend, Air Force dropped three straight matches, including a 1-0 overtime setback to Northern Iowa.
Wednesday's match against Prairie View will mark the first meeting between the two schools.
Saturday's matchup against Air Force is the sixth meeting between the two Mountain West Conference opponents. TCU holds a 3-1-1 record against the Falcons and has won or tied the last four meetings, including a 0-0 tie last fall in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Follow The Horned Frogs
Against both schools, fans will be able to listen and watch the match by clicking on the live video link located on the schedule page.
All regular season home contests will be broadcast live via webstreaming on gofrogs.com.
This Week's Promotions
All FWISD elementary school's will be given free admission to the Horned Frogs 11:30 a.m. contest.
The match against Air Force will mark Military Appreciation Night at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
A Nice Run
Overall, Torda leads the Horned Frogs with six goals on the season and currently ranks third in the MWC in goals per game (0.60).
TCU Weekly Awards
Last week, Vross, the Spring native, collected her first shutout of the season against Houston by stopping three balls, while Torda connected on the game-winner against the Cougars on Sunday.
Overall, TCU has recorded 161 shot attempts through 10 games.
Offensive Ball Movement
After 10 matches last fall, the Horned Frogs posted 14 goals on five assists. Then junior midfielder Lauren Pope was TCU's leader on offense with four goals and one assist.
Overall, six of TCU's first 14 goals last fall came against Oral Roberts. Extra Sessions For The Frogs
TCU's double overtime match against Houston last week marked the Horned Frog's third overtime contest this fall. The frogs are 1-2-0 in overtime contests this fall.
Overall, TCU is 1-2-4 in overtime matches the past two seasons. TCU played in four extra periods last fall. All four of those matches ended in a draw.
Playing Against The Best
TCU In The Mountain West
As a team, TCU ranks fourth in the MWC in goals (13), second in shots (161) and third in assists (11). On defense, TCU is currently first in saves (64).