Tech Loses in First Round of Big 12 Tourney
The Red Raider soccer team had to wait an extra day and move to Missouri's home field before they could even play their first game in the Big 12 Soccer Championships. It all added up to a loss though, as Tech was defeated 2-3 by Missouri in the opening round of the Big 12 Soccer Championships.
Tech, who was suppose to play Missouri on Thursday at the Anheuser-Busch Complex in St. Louis, Mo. saw their game postponed until Friday and moved to the Tigers home field.
Missouri scored twice in the first half to take a 2-0 lead into the intermission. But Tech came on strong in the second half, as Senior midfielder Kristi Patterson scored in the 54th minute of play. Freshman forward Kristy Frantz scored in the 64th minute to tie the game at two. However, an on goal by Tech in the 80th minute provided Missouri with the game winning goal and a ticket to the second round of play. The loss brought the Red Raiders overall season record to 13-8.
Nebraska went on to defeat Missouri before downing Texas A&M in overtime to take home the Big 12 Soccer Championship.
Frantz Named to All-Big 12 Soccer Team
The All-Big 12 Womens soccer team was named last week. Freshman forward Kristy Frantz was a second team pick in the forward position. She was the only Red Raider selected to the two teams. Texas A&M had the most selections with eight players making the two teams, including goalkeeper Melanie Wilson, who nabbed Rookie of the Year honors. Conference Champion Nebraska had seven players on the two teams. Husker coach John Walker was named the Coach of the Year and Kari Uppinghouse shared Player of the Year honors with Bryn Blalack of Texas A&M.
First Team Name Pos. Melanie Wilson, Texas A&M GK Sandy Edwards, Texas A&M D Tina Robinson, Texas A&M D Stephanie Vacek, Nebraska D Jenny Benson, Nebraska MF Diana Rowe, Texas A&M MF Kari Uppinghouse, Nebraska MF Bryn Blalack, Texas A&M F Lindsay Eddleman, Nebraska F Kriste Koop, Texas A&M F Isabell Morneau, Nebraska F Co-Players of the Year: Bryn Blalack, Texas A&M & Kari Uppinghouse, Nebraska Rookie of the Year: Melanie Wilson, Texas A&M Coach of the Year: John Walker, Nebraska Texas Tech Leading Scorers Name GS/GP Goals Shots Assists Points Kristy Frantz 21/21 18 72 8 44 Amaris Weeks-Smith 20/20 11 59 5 27 Kristi Patterson 21/21 11 48 5 27 Texas Tech Goalkeeper Stats Name GS/GP Minutes GA GAA Saves Shutouts Lizzie Pruitt 21/21 1868 33 1.59 97 5
*The Red Raiders end their season with an overall record of 13-8 (.619) and a conference mark of 5-4 (.555).
*Head Coach Diane Nichols improves her record at Texas Tech to 34-20-3 (.596) over the past three seasons. Her overall coaching record, including her record while at Lubbock High is now 143-66-18 (.629).
*Freshman Forward Kristy Frantz finished the 1996 season with 18 goals and eight assists for a total of 44 points. Those marks have put her name on several record lists. Frantz is now:
*Frantz holds the school record with Amy Rutstein for most points scored in a game. She had three goals and two assists for a total of eight points against South Alabama. Rutstein had four goals in the 1995 season to rack up her eight point against Stephen F. Austin.
*Frantz is also the school record holder in single season points with 44 and single season goals scored with 18.
*Freshman forward Amaris Weeks-Smith has also made a mark on the record books. She is tied for second in season goals with 11. She is also tied for second in season points with 27.
*Senior Midfielder Kristi Patterson leaves Texas Tech as a three year letterwinner. She has started in all 57 games that the Red Raider soccer program has played in its three year existence. Patterson holds the school record in career points with 78, career goals with 30, and career assists with 18. She is tied for second in single season points with 27, and single season goals with 11. She is the single season assist leader with nine.