Oct. 13, 1997
Tech Prepares for Strong Finish to Season
Tech set to battle Colorado College
Colorado last Big 12 test for Red Raiders
In Their Last Meeting... at Lubbock - Texas Tech 2, Colorado 1 Shots Goals Assists Fouls CK Saves Tech 22 2 1 11 5 5 Colorado 10 1 0 11 3 7Series Record - Tech leads 1-0
Red Raiders lose to nationally ranked Aggies
The Red Raiders scored first, as sophomore forward Kristy Frantz nailed a penalty kick in the fourth minute of play. The Aggies answered that with a goal from junior forward Sharon Pickering in the eighth minute of play. Freshman midfielder Alison Peters was credited with the assist. Ten minutes later, freshman forward Lindsey Thompson scored the Red Raiders' second goal of the game. Texas A&M once again answered with a score from Peters in the 36th minute.
Two minutes into the second half, Sonia Ibanez and Pickering teamed up to assist Peters on her second goal of the game. Senior forward Bryn Blalack scored the fourth goal for A&M in the 78th minute.
"It was the best effort in intensity that I have seen this team play. I want them to play with emotion and play smart. They played with emotion and I was happy about that. I wanted to see if they could rise to the occasion against a very good A&M team, and they did that today, " Texas Tech Head Coach Felix Oskam said.
Texas Tech took 11 shots on goal, two corner kicks and committed four fouls. Freshman goalkeeper Kellie McCallister had seven saves.
Texas A&M took 25 shots on goal, 18 corner kicks and committed 15 fouls. Sophomore goalkeeper Melanie Wilson had four saves.
* For the first time this season, Tech lost a game that was tied at half. Until Friday, the Red Raiders were 3-0 when a game was tied at intermission.
Did you know...
McCoy spent most of the season in the outfield but also saw time as catcher. In her 30 game appearances, she had an overall batting average of .259 in 54 at bats. She had three RBIs and 16 putouts.
McCoy plays defender for the soccer team. She played high school soccer at Albuquerque's La Cueva High. That team holds the national record for most consecutive state championships (seven).
Big 12 Soccer Championship
The bracketing will be as follows: Thursday: Game 1- 5 p.m.-Seed 3 v. Seed 6 Game 2- 7:30 p.m.-Seed 4 v. Seed 5 Friday: Game 3- 5 p.m. -Seed 1 v. Winner game 2 Game 4- 7:30 p.m.-Seed 2 v. Winner game 1 Sunday Championship Finals-1 p.m. Ticket Information Texas Tech Ticket Office (806) 742-4412 or toll free at1-888-GO BIG 12 Big 12 Standings W-L-T Percent Points Texas A&M 8-1-0 .889 24 Baylor 7-2-0 .778 21 Nebraska 6-2-0 .750 18 Texas 6-3-0 .667 18 Texas Tech 4-5-0 .444 12 Colorado 3-3-0 .500 9 Iowa State 3-5-0 .375 9 Oklahoma 1-4-0 .200 3 Oklahoma State 1-4-0 .200 3 Kansas 1-6-0 .143 3 Missouri 1-6-0 .143 3
Head Coach Felix Oskam
Prior to coming to Tech in 1995, Oskam served for three years as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs at the University of Tulsa. During the 1993 season, the Tulsa women's program finished ranked 18th in the nation. In 1991, the Tulsa men's 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.
1997 Leading Scorers Name GS/GP Goals Shots Assists Points Kristy Frantz 14/14 13 49 5 31 Amaris Smith 13/13 5 31 1 11 Jennifer Benat 14/14 2 13 1 5 Lizzy Biles 14/14 2 7 1 5 Goalkeeper Stats Name GS/GP Minutes GA GAA Saves Shutouts Kellie McCallister 12/12 1,101 29 2.37 63 2 Scoring by Periods 1 2 1OT 2OT Total Texas Tech 13 11 1 1 26 Opponents 15 19 1 1 36