Women’s soccer set to take on Sooners

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    When the TCU women’s soccer team plays Oklahoma on Friday, Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium will be a sea of pink.

    The Horned Frogs (5-7-3, 1-3-1) will play the Sooners for its annual Frogs for the Cure match supporting breast cancer awareness.

    The Frogs are returning home after a weekend on the road that resulted in a 1-0 victory over Kansas and a 3-2 overtime loss to No. 9 West Virginia.

    TCU head women’s soccer coach Eric Bell said he was pleased with his team’s performance over the weekend, applauding the efforts of redshirt junior goalkeeper Vittoria Arnold and the rest of the Frogs defense after their clean sheet against the Jayhawks.

    The shutout was Arnold’s second in conference play this season.

    Bell also said he was pleased with how his team responded to the challenge after falling behind on the road against top-ranked West Virginia.

    “After they scored, we restarted and got a goal,” Bell said. “At that point our team felt we belonged.”

    In the match, a pair of freshman who are also former high school teammates scored for the Frogs. Midfielder Lauren Sajewich netted her first career goal as a Horned Frog to tie the game at 1-1. After another Mountaineer goal, forward Michelle Prokof answered for TCU with her team-leading seventh goal of the season.

    Oklahoma (3-10-1, 0-4-0) has fallen on hard times as of late, losing all of its first four conference matches. The Sooners’ last victory came on Sept. 13 against Oral Roberts, and they have since gone 0-6-1.

    Junior forward Daisy Cardona leads Oklahoma with four goals, while redshirt freshman goalie Kassidie Stade anchors the defense. Stade has stopped 52 shots on the year, but has also allowed 26 goals, including nine scores in four conference matches.

    The match kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium.