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TCU Soccer enters the rankings, Alvarado recognized with conference honor

The Horned Frogs are playing well, and it’s paying off, as the 2020 season rolls on.

TCU Soccer players celebrate a goal against Texas last Friday night on their home pitch.
Photo courtesy of www.GoFrogs.con via Ellman Photography

It’s been a big week for Horned Frog Soccer — coming off of a shutout win over Big 12 rival Texas, TCU entered the national rankings at #14 Tuesday.

Additionally, senior goalie Emily Alvarado was awarded Big 12 Keeper of the Week and United Coaches National Player of the Week for her five save performance against the Horns, the second consecutive shutout posted by one of the league’s best players. It is the 15th shutout of her career.

The program is 1-0-1 on the young season, having tied Baylor in Waco to open the season and having dominated Texas in their home debut. Against UT, Eric Bell’s squad was led by Ryan, Grace Collins, and Haley Mallion, who each scored a goal to squash the Longhorns (the killer Spit Blood kits probably helped). TCU is 5-0-0 against UT at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium since joining the Big 12 in 2012.

This week’s scheduled matchup at Kansas State has been postponed due to COVID-related concerns, but the Frogs are expected to be back in action on Friday, October 2nd, on their home pitch.

Picked to finish 3rd in the conference in the Big 12 preseason poll, the Frogs have a conference championship on their mind and as their goal. With a pair of all-conference caliber players in Yazmeen Ryan and Messiah Bright, and the hot start by Alvarado, this talented team has what it takes to challenge Texas Tech and Oklahoma State for that number one spot.