Sept. 10, 2013
The Last Meeting
September 7, 2012
Ft. Worth, Texas
SMU Game Notes
SETTING THE SCENE
SMU is 3-3 after beating Davidson and falling to South Carolina last week. The Mustangs lead the American in scoring with 15 goals and also are first with 17 assists. SMU is 37th in the NCAA in scoring offense, registering 2.5 goals per game. Taylor Barg and Courtney Smith both lead the league with four assists, ranking them 15th in the NCAA. Thursday's match against TCU marks the first of three-straight home meetings. SMU will play its first match against an American Athletic Conference opponent on Sept. 26 at UConn.
SMU ALL-TIME VS. TCU
SMU has never lost to TCU, going 26-0-2 all-time against the Horned Frogs. Shelby Redman gave the Mustangs a 2-1 win last season with a buzzer-beating 30-yard bomb. The two teams met every year from 1986-2000, then from 2002-07 before renewing their rivalry in 2012. SMU is 12-0-0 when playing TCU at home, outscoring the Horned Frogs 41-8 including eight shutouts.
ABOUT THE HORNED FROGS
TCU is 2-3-1, dropping both contests last week. TCU hosted both Illinois State and North Texas, losing 2-1 and 2-0 respectively. The Horned Frogs have beaten Air Force (2-1, Aug. 25) and Houston Baptist (2-1 OT, Sept. 1). Mackenzie Koch leads TCU with eight points (3 g, 2a). TCU went 7-10-4 (1-5-2) last year, placing eighth in the Big 12.
LAST MEETING: REDMAN'S BUZZER-BEATER GIVES SMU 2-1 WIN AT TCU (Sept. 7, 2010)
A 30-yard strike from Shelby Redman at the 89:58 mark gave SMU a 2-1 road victory over TCU at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
Redman had already taken four shots and landed two on goal heading into the final minute of regulation. What was she thinking as she fired the last one from 90 feet away?
"I heard (Head Coach Chris Petrucelli) say there were eight seconds left," Redman said. "So I just looked up and just went to shoot it over the goalie."
The two teams were deadlocked heading into halftime, although Petrucelli believed his team should have scored in the first half.
"I felt like we should have gotten one in the first half," Petrucelli said. "Give TCU credit, they didn't make it easy for us."
SMU finally scored at the 68:20 mark when senior Kenzie Scovill found pay dirt. Her header off of a Courtney Smith corner was her fourth of the season.
SMU continued to pour on the scoring chances in the second half, but an SMU penalty led to a penalty kick for TCU. Mackenzie Koch made good on the opportunity and tied the game at 1-1 with 77:56 left.
"It's a good win for a number of reasons," Petrucelli said. "We beat a rival, we won on the road, and we did it in dramatic fashion."
SMU will remain in Dallas next week, hosting Sam Houston State on Sept. 16 and DePaul on Sept. 19. The Mustangs will then travel to Storrs, Conn. for its first game as a member of the American Athletic Conference against UConn on Sept. 26. SMU will play its first league game at home against Louisville on Oct. 3.
LOOKING FOR #200 AT HOME
The Mustangs are currently sitting at 198 total home wins since the program began in 1986. The earliest that the Mustangs could reach 200 would be Sept. 16 when SMU hosts Sam Houston State. SMU is 198-53-17 (.771) on the Hilltop.
DEPTH OF ATTACK/SCORING IN BUNCHES
SMU ranks first in the American and 37th nationally in scoring, receiving markers from nine different players. The Mustangs scored 12 goals in their first three games, the most in an opening three-game span since 2003. SMU defeated ULM 6-1 on Aug. 23, giving the program its highest single-game goal total since beating Houston 6-1 on Oct. 10, 2004. Shelby Redman leads SMU with four goals, tying her for third in the American.
LENDING A HELPING HAND
SMU also ranks first in the American in assists with 17 and 25th in the NCAA in assists per game. Courtney Smith and Taylor Barg are tied for the league lead with four assists, putting them both 15th in the NCAA. Smith now has 21 career assists, tying her for 12th in SMU history. She is also ranked 10th among active players in the NCAA for career assists. Barg is tied for first among freshman in the NCAA in helpers.
THE 350 CLUB
SMU Head Coach Chris Petrucelli earned his 350th career win the Mustangs' 6-1 victory over ULM at Westcott Field on Aug. 23. Petrucelli became just the 16th coach in NCAA women's soccer history to total 350 wins. He also ranks ninth among Division I coaches all-time.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE RELEASES PRESEASON POLL, REDMAN EARNS PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
SMU was pegged to finish seventh in the inaugural American Athletic Conference preseason poll, the league announced Friday. SMU forward Shelby Redman was selected by the league's coaches to the American Athletic Conference Preseason Team.
The regular season opens with a home match against ULM on Aug. 23. SMU is coming off a 9-8-4 season, including an undefeated 5-0-3 record at Westcott Field and an appearance in the Conference USA semifinals.
UCF and Louisville tied for first place in the poll. The Knights and the Cardinals each earned 85 points. Rutgers redshirt senior Jonelle Filigno earned Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors, while UCF senior Marissa Diggs was named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and UCF senior Lianne Maldonado was named Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year.
The American Athletic Conference, based in Providence, R.I., rebranded July 1, 2013. In its inaugural year, The American is fortunate to be able to draw from the previous successes and traditions already established in its 10 inaugural women's soccer programs. The state-of-the-art UCF Soccer and Track Complex will host the first American Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Championship on Nov. 8 (semifinals) and 10 (final). First-round and quarterfinal games will be held at campus sites on Oct. 31 and Nov. 3.
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PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Three Mustangs received Preseason First Team All-Conference recognition from CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Rikki Clarke, a junior midfielder, was fourth on the team in points last season with 12. She scored the game-winning goals in SMU's win over No. 8 UCF on Oct. 7 and in the team's first round win over Rice in the Conference USA Tournament. Clarke received Second Team All-C-USA honors and made the All-Tournament team.
Shelby Redman, a junior forward, tied for the team lead in goals with nine, good for fourth in the C-USA. Redman led the Mustangs with 25 points, which tied for the third-highest total in the C-USA. The Austin, Texas native also made the Second Team All-C-USA squad.
Courtney Smith, a senior defender, led SMU with 10 assists, tying for the C-USA lead and ranking 20th in the NCAA in that category. Smith started all 21 games and earned Third Team All-C-USA recognition.
Taylor Barg (Fr. | MF)
Scored her first-career goal at Davidson (Sept. 6)... Had two assists vs. Colorado State (8/30); now has four on the season, which leads the American...Recorded two assists vs. ULM (8/23).
Rikki Clarke (Jr. | MF)
Clarke opened with a goal and two assists at home against ULM (8/23)... HONORS: Preseason First Team All-Conference (CollegeSportsMadness.com).
Daphne de Leener (So. | F)
Scored her first career goal vs. Colorado State (8/30).
Briana Gaines (Jr. | F)
Has one goal (vs. ULM, 8/23) and one assist (vs. Colorado State, 8/30).
Kelsey Gorney (Fr. | F)
Has three goals this season, scoring against ULM (Aug. 23), Colorado State (Aug. 30) and Davidson (Sept. 6)... She is tied for fifth in the league in goals.
Taylor Jackson (Fr. | D)
Leads SMU in minutes played with 501... Has two goals this season, including the game-winner in SMU's 4-0 victory over Colorado State (8/30).
Bari Kesner (Fr. | F)
Recorded her first collegiate point with an assist against ULM (8/23)... Has two assists on the season, tying her for ninth in the league.
Rachael Larson (Jr. | D)
Scored the game-tying goal against Arkansas (8/25), making the score 2-2 and sending the match into overtime.
Gabrielle Petrucelli (So. | MF)
Notched her first career goal vs. Colorado State (8/30).
Shelby Redman (RS Jr. | F)
Redman has four goals on the year, tying her for third in the American and 57th in the NCAA... Redman now has 15 goals in her career, tying her for 21st all-time at SMU.. Redman ranks 14th all-time at SMU in shots per game with 2.49 and is 15th with 127 shots... She tied for the team lead in 2012 in goals with 9... HONORS: American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll (8/26), Preaseason All-Conference (American Athletic Conference coaches' poll), Preseason First Team All-Conference (CollegeSportsMadness.com).
SMU All-Time Goals Leaders
19. Krystal Bailey 17 2004-07
20. Ryanne Bumps 16 1992-95
21. Patti Brown 15 1987
Becky Ray 15 1988-91
Melissa Kittner 15 1992-95
Shelby Redman 15 2010-Present
SMU All-Time Shots Per Game Leaders (Min. 10 Games)
10. Lisa Perry 193 1989-92
11. Olivia O'Rear 191 2003-06
12. Kathy Patterson 163 1986-89
13. Kenzie Scovill 152 2009-12
14. Laura Snyder 145 1996-99
15. Shelby Redman 127 2010-Present
SMU All-Time Shots Per Game Leaders (Min. 10 Games)
9. Kimber Bailey 2.71 2004-07
10. Sheryl Jutras 2.67 1986
11. Lisa Perry 2.57 1989-92
12. Jill Heinemann 2.55 2001-04
13. Tara Comfort 2.55 1998-02
14. Shelby Redman 2.49 2010-Present
15. Kathy Patterson 2.47 1986-89
Courtney Smith (Sr. | D)
Smith has four, including two at Arkansas (8/25), tying her for the league lead and for 15th in the NCAA; needs just one helper to move into the top-10 all-time at SMU; she also is tied for 10th among all active NCAA players in career assists... Smith finished 2012 with 10 assists, tying her for first in the Conference USA and 20th in the NCAA; the 10 assists were the 12th-most in a season in school history and the highest total since Olivia O'Rear also had 10 in 2004... HONORS: Preseason First Team All-Conference (CollegeSportsMadness.com).
SMU All-Time Assists Leaders:
1. Lisa Cole 42 1987-90
2. Kathy Patterson 35 1986-89
3. Melissa Kittner 34 1992-95
Courtney Linex 34 1992-95
5. Jill Heinemann 27 2001-04
6. Olivia O'Rear 26 2003-06
7. Ryanne Bumps 25 1992-95
8. Danielle Garrett 24 1994-95
9. Danielle Brosseau 23 1994-97
10. Tara Comfort 22 1998-02
Kim Harvey 22 2000-03
12. Lisa Perry 21 1989-92
Kristi Anderson 21 1986-89
Courtney Smith 21 2010-Present