Oct. 11, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The TCU soccer team will wrap up a three-match road swing with a pair of matches in Oklahoma this weekend. First up for the Horned Frogs is an Oklahoma State that was picked to win the Big 12. Match time is set for 7 p.m.
FOLLOW THE FROGS
Fans that cannot make the trek to Stillwater and want to follow the live action can do so by logging on to the world wide web. GoFrogs.com will offer a live stats link, while OkState.com will provide a live webstream of the match. The webstream is subscription based.
TCU played its first-ever Big 12 road contest Friday night at Iowa State. The Horned Frogs suffered a 2-0 defeat to the Cyclones at the brand new Cyclone Sports Complex. TCU leads the Big 12 in attendance with an average of 1,185 fans per match. It is the only program in the league to average over 1,000 fans per match.
Vittoria Arnold made six saves in the loss to Iowa State. The Horned Frogs were shut out for the first time since a 1-0 loss to Nevada on Sept. 2. Sarah Schweiss had two shots on goal in her return to the starting lineup. TCU has allowed 15 goals this season, a mark that is tie for third fewest in the Big 12.
OKLAHOMA STATE NOTABLES
The Cowgirls were picked to finish first in the Big 12 this season after advancing to the Elite Eight a year ago. They have struggled in conference play with a 1-3-1 record and have dropped or tied three of their last five games. Oklahoma State dropped a 1-0 contest at Texas in its last match. Goals for the Cowgirls in conference play have been hard to come by as they have scored just three times in five league games
Megan Marchesano is the leading offensive threat for Oklahoma State with 18 points (eight goals; two assists). She also has four game-winning goals this season. Adrianna Franch was a preseason all-conference member and has played all but 15 minutes in goal this season. She has a 0.86 GAA with five shutouts.
TCU and Oklahoma State will be meeting for the fifth time on Friday night. The Cowgirls own a 3-1 series lead, including each of the last two meetings. Two of the four meetings have taken place in Stillwater.
TCU is 1-1-0 against Oklahoma State on its home field. The Frogs came away with a 3-2 double overtime win on Sept. 10, 2000. The two teams have battled on the pitch each of the last two seasons as non-conference foes.
Oklahoma State escaped with a 1-0 win in Stillwater a year ago. The Cowgirls Kristen Kelley scored in the 17th minute and goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made five saves to preserve the shutout. Alicen Wright started in goal for the Frogs and had 10 saves.