Women’s soccer to honor seniors on Sunday

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TCU women’s soccer returns to the field Friday for its last pair of regular season home games.

In the final home game on Sunday, the women’s soccer team will honor its seniors who will play one last time in Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.

Head coach Eric Bell said seniors Bobbi Clemmer and Makenzie Koch have had incredible TCU careers, and he wants to send them out on the highest note possible.

Bell described them as his “day one-er’s,” because they’ve been here since the beginning.

“I’m happy they’ve been a part of what we’ve been trying to do and trying to build,” Bell said. “They both mean a lot to me.”

Senior Makenzie Koch said she is shocked how it all happened so fast. She said she still feels as if she was a freshman just a year ago.

“It’s extremely sad, I don’t want it to be over.” Koch said. “I wish I had at least another year.”

Senior Bobbi Clemmer said what she will miss most about playing on the field is playing the sport she loves and the whole team being together.

“I’m sad that I’ll be leaving here pretty soon,” Clemmer said.

Bell said Clemmer and Koch have led the team, but in their own ways.

“They lead by example with their experience,” Bell said.

Koch said within the last three years, she has been able to get very close with the team and they are like a huge family.

“I know I have built friendships that will last way past my four years here,” Koch said.

Looking toward the game, Bell said the entire team had a week of rest last week and a big week of preparation this week.

Bell said their main focus is beating the Baylor Bears Friday night.

“One game at a time,” Bell said. “I know that’s coach speak but it is what we are trying to do.”

Match time is set for 7 p.m. Friday against Baylor and 1 p.m. Sunday against the University of Oklahoma.