Soccer preview: TCU
Oct. 20, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Soccer program plays its final regular-season road game of the season Sunday with a 1 p.m. match at TCU. The former Southwest Conference foes will meet for the first time as members of the Big 12 Conference on Sunday.
Entering the contest, UT leads the Big 12 during league action in fewest goals allowed with just three and goals against average at 0.49. The Longhorns have posted the most shutouts in Big 12 play with four. Offensively, sophomore Sharis Lachappelle's three goals against league foes rank as the fifth most in the conference. She also is tied for sixth in points during Big 12 action with seven.
The Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 for the 2012 season after competing in the Mountain West Conference the last seven years. TCU is led on offense by senior Monica Alvarado's six goals and 13 points while freshman Makenzie Koch tops the squad with five assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Vittoria Arnold has started all but one match and tallied 79 saves to go along with a 1.22 goals against average.
Texas finishes off the regular season at home Friday with a 7:30 p.m. Central match against regular season champion West Virginia (10-3-4, 6-0-1 Big 12).