The Horned Frogs will host the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks Friday at 7 p.m. in Fort Worth.
Coming off a loss to Alabama during the Red Raider Classic last weekend, the Horned Frogs’ season now stands at 5-4-0. SFA will come to the field with a record 3-5-0.
The Ladyjacks also recorded a win and a loss last weekend, although in a different event. Friday saw the University of Houston Cougars fall 1-0 to the Ladyjacks. Sunday, however, the Ladyjacks took a hard hit from Washington State University, losing 5-0.
SFA is winless against the Horned Frogs, having lost all five games in teams’ competitive history. Their match-up last year resulted in 5-0 win for the Horned Frogs.
Offensive players expected to make an impact are sophomore forward Jordan Calhoun, who leads the Horned Frogs with five goals, and senior forward Lizzy Karoly who comes second after Calhoun, with three goals. Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Walters has been solid between the posts, recording 23 saves so far this season.
Ladyjack senior forward Megan Cash, the Ladyjack’s leader in goals last season, sat out against Washington State last Friday in order to rest an injury, acording to SFA Athletic Media Relations.
The Horned Frogs’ biggest challenge could likely be containing SFA freshman midfielder Kylie Louw. With eight points, Louw leads her team in scoring and netted the game-winning goal in their Friday game against Houston. Louw transferred to SFA from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, where she also played for the South African National Team from 2006-2009.
SFA goalkeeper Courtney Bauder began her junior season as the program’s all-time leader, with a goals against average (GAA) record of 0.93, according to SFA Athletic Media Relations.