Red Raiders Fall to No. 16 Texas
Sept. 22, 2006
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech fell to No. 16 Texas by a score of 2-0 at R.P. Fuller Stadium on Friday night. It was the Big 12 conference opener for both the Red Raiders and Longhorns.
The Red Raiders collected two shots in the first period, but neither Tech nor Texas could get any offense going. Sophomore goalkeeper Tina Rincon collected three saves in the first period, sending the match into halftime scoreless.
The Longhorns got their offense started early in the second period when senior midfielder Carrie Schmit scored a goal at the 53:09 mark. Schmit recorded her second goal of the night in the 75th minute, giving Texas a 2-0 advantage. The Red Raider defense held junior forward Kelsey Carpenter to two shots in the match. Carpenter is averaging almost four shots per match this season.
"What a wonderful spectacle for the fans," said head coach Neil McGuire. "Our players proved to themselves they can compete with the very best in this conference, and deserved to take something from the game. We had chances to score and with the right bounce could have scored several times. Texas is a first class team, and very well coached. I am proud of the players."
The Longhorns (7-2, 1-0) will travel to Waco, Texas, to face Baylor at 7 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 24.
The Red Raiders (4-5, 0-1) will host the Texas A&M Aggies (5-3-1, 1-0) on Sun., Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. The Aggies defeated Baylor on Friday night, 1-0, to open up conference play for both Texas A&M and Baylor.
Sunday night is US Youth Soccer Day. US Youth Soccer is going to provide t-shirts, key chains, mini-balls and an Adidas prize pack to be given away. If fans wear their official Texas Tech crest shirt to the match on Friday or Sunday they receive buy-one get-one free admission.
The Red Raiders will hit the road next weekend for four-consecutive road matches. Tech will travel to Columbia, Mo., to face Missouri on Fri., Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. On Sun. Sept. 30 the Red Raiders will face Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., at 1 p.m.
For tickets to Texas Tech soccer, please contact (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office in the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium. Tickets also can be purchased through the Texas Tech athletic website at www.texastech.com and at area United Supermarket and Select-a-Seat locations.
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