Horned Frogs ready for MWC Tournament
Nov. 6, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 6 seeded TCU soccer program will open play at the Mountain West Conference Soccer Championships with a match on Wednesday against No. 3 seeded BYU. Start time for the contest against the Cougars is set for 4 p.m. (MT) at BYU's South Stadium.
TCU (8-10-0) will look to bring home its first conference championship in women's soccer.
The winner of the BYU vs. TCU match will play San Diego State on Thursday at 4 p.m. (MT).
Scouting the MWC Tournament
The winner of the BYU vs. TCU match will play San Diego State on Thursday at 4 p.m., while UNLV will get either Utah or Wyoming at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The Championship match will then be held on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Scouting TCU (8-10-0)
On offense, Jackie Torda leads the Horned Frog attack, connecting on nine goals, while also tallying three assists. Sophomore Michelle Nguyen has had a solid sophomore campaign, netting five goals and six assists, while Lizzy Karoly has also posted five goals.
Scouting BYU (14-3-2)
Overall, San Diego State, who finished at 4-3-1 in the MWC, upended TCU 4-1 on Oct. 11.
BYU is led on offense by Katie Larkin, who has netted 12 goals on the year, including 10 game-winners. Larkin has also posted five assists. On defense, Erika Woodbury has had a solid year in goal, allowing only eight goals, while posting 57 saves.
Earlier this season, TCU dropped a 4-1 match to BYU in Provo. Michelle Nguyen scored the Horned Frogs lone goal on the night as BYU netted four goals in the first half of the contest.
Overall for the match, Kelsey Walters, who posted a shutout in the second half, stopped nine balls.
Follow The Horned Frogs
The MWC Women's Soccer Championship semifinal games will be televised live at 1 and 4 p.m. (MT) on The Mtn. Saturday's championship game will also be aired via tape-delay on The Mtn. at 5 p.m. (MT), and nationally on CSTV on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. (MT). The match will also be streamed live on CSTV and the Mountain West web sites.
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In that match, the Rebels netted two goals in a span of less than two minutes to put the game away in the second half.
"I am obviously disappointed that we lost," said TCU head coach Dan Abdalla. "Our kids left everything they had out on the field. They played as hard as they could and we just got beat."
TCU In The Mountain West
As a team, TCU ranks third in the MWC in goals (8), fourth in shots (99) and fifth in assists (6). On defense, TCU is currently first in saves (44).
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