Sept. 21, 1997

1997 Red Raider Soccer

Did you know...

Red Raider sophomore defender Jamie Woods played football while in high school. Woods was the kicker for her Sandia High School team. She made 15 of 17 and helped win the homecoming game her senior year by making a field goal with 12 seconds remaining on the clock. Jamie is a former walk-on who started in 17 games last season and has started in seven of eight games this season. She is a defender whose father Dennis played football at Oklahoma.

Big 12 Soccer Championship

The 1997 Big 12 Conference Soccer Championship will be held November 6, 7, 9 at the Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. The top six teams based on regular season results will qualify for the tournament. A point system used throughout the season will determine those teams and their respective seedings.

    The bracketing will be as follows:
Game 1 5 p.m.Seed 3 v. Seed 6
Game 2 7:30 p.m.Seed 4 v. Seed 5
Game 3 5 p.m. Seed 1 v. Winner game 2
Game 4 7:30 p.m.Seed 2 v. Winner game 1
Championship Finals1 p.m.
Ticket Information
Texas Tech Ticket Office
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Red Raiders travel north to take on Iowa State
In their first extended conference road trip since early September, the Red Raiders will travel to Ames, Iowa to take on Iowa State on Friday at 4 p.m. The Cyclones are 3-5 on the season and 0-4 in Big 12 action. In their last game, Iowa State defeated Iowa 3-1. Sophomore forward Barb Lavergne, Freshman Patti Reed and Senior forward Jo Hinks scored for the Cyclones. Iowa State is led in scoring by Lavergne. She has three goals on the season for a team high six points. Sophomore forward Jun Shen also has six points on the season. She has scored two goals and assisted on two others. A top the Iowa State goalkeeping statistics is sophomore Hayley Mercer. She has played 699:41 minutes for ISU. She has 38 saves, 13 goals allowed and 1 shutout. Her goals against average is 1.67. Senior Lauren Muser has seen 53:12 minutes of action. She has three saves and one goal allowed. The Red Raiders hold a 1-0 series record over Iowa State. In their last meeting on Oct. 25, 1996, Tech shutout the Cyclones 4-0 in Lubbock. Kristi Patterson and Amaris Smith had two goals a piece while Julie Clement had two assists and Kristy Frantz recorded one.

Tech battles nationally ranked Nebraska Sunday
After battling Iowa on Friday, the Red Raiders will travel to Lincoln to take on nationally ranked Nebraska at noon on Sunday. The No. 11 Cornhuskers are currently 6-2 overall and 2-2 in Big 12 action. Last week, they defeated Iowa State 7-0 on Wednesday and then shutout Arkansas 8-0 on Sunday. The Huskers two conference losses this season have come against Texas (0-1) and Texas A&M (0-1). Leading the Huskers this season is Kim Engesser with nine goals. Kari Uppinghouse is the assist leader with four, while also scoring four goals. Becky Hornbacher has started in all eight games and played 608 minutes. She has 25 saves, four goals against and a goals against average of .59. She has recorded three shutouts on the season. The Cornhuskers hold a 2-0 series record over Tech. In their last meeting on Oct. 27, 1996, Nebraska shutout the Red Raiders 2-0 in Lubbock. In the Red Raiders first season of play, they were defeated by Nebraska 0-3 in Lincoln.

Tech loses two conference games
The Baylor Bears snapped the Red Raiders 4-0 winning streak with a 5-0 shutout in Waco on Wednesday. Molly Cameron scored the first goal for Baylor at the 6:37 mark. Courtney Saunders added another at the 31:06 mark. Tech had a chance to get back into the game before half when Kristy Frantz was awarded a penalty kick. The shot was caught by Baylor goalkeeper Dawn Greathouse. In the second half, Cameron scored at the 53:02 mark. Amanda Banar came into the game to add the last two goals. She scored at the 76:08 and the 84:12 mark. On Sunday, Tech hosted Texas at R.P. Fuller Stadium. The Longhorns took home a 2-0 victory. The Texas goals happened within minutes of each other, despite being in different halves. Forward Bonnie McAuliffe hit the first shot off an assist from Nicole Ramirez in the 43rd minute of play. The second goal came soon after the half when Ramirez scored in the 46th minute.

A Look at the Series
Texas Tech vs. Iowa State,1-0
Lubbock 10-25-96    4-0
Texas Tech vs. Nebraska, 0-2
Lincoln 11-5-94 0-3     Lubbock 10-27-96    0-2
Season Notes
 Freshman forward Lindsey Thompson recorded her first start of the season against Texas. She took one shot on goal.
 The Red Raiders had not been shutout until this week, when Baylor defeated Tech 5-0 and Texas took home a 2-0 victory. Tech had scored in seven consecutive games prior to Sept. 17.
 Texas Tech drew their largest home crowd of the season on Sunday against Texas. Approximately 277 fans came out to R.P. Fuller Stadium for a day that was described as perfect soccer weather.

Head Coach Felix Oskam
This season will mark a new beginning for Felix Oskam and the Texas Tech womens soccer program. Oskam, who served as an assistant for two years, took over the program this season. Prior to coming to Tech in 1995, Oskam served for three years as an assistant coach for both the mens and womens programs at the University of Tulsa. During the 1993 season, the Tulsa womens program finished ranked 18th in the nation. In 1991, the Tulsa mens team achieved a national ranking of 17. Oskam is currently a staff coach and instructor for North Texas Soccer Association, a Region III Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff coach and the Director of Coaching for the girls competitive team, the Lubbock Elite Soccer Club. He has also worked as a staff coach for the ODP in Oklahoma and coached the Blackwatch 80 girls select team in Tulsa. Oskam played 12 years of club soccer in the Netherlands before attending the University of North Texas. While at North Texas, he helped guide the Eagles to their first national ranking and was twice chosen as a Texas Collegiate Soccer League All-Star. Oskam holds a United States Soccer Federation National A license and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


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