Red Raider Soccer Takes Conference Opener at Colorado
Sept. 28, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - In a match-up pitting friends and family against each other, the Texas Tech soccer team defeated Colorado, 1-0, Friday in Boulder. The Red Raiders are now 3-3-1 on the season and 1-0 in Big 12 Conference play.
Colorado head coach Bill Hempen was a groomsman in Tech head coach Tom Stone's wedding, and Stone also serves as Godfather to Hempen's daughter. Stone's sister-in-law Brittany Dornseif is also a senior captain for the Buffaloes.
Tech was able to limit Colorado's scoring opportunities through the first half, but the Red Raiders were held scoreless, also, leaving the teams tied at nil. The Red Raiders out-shot the Buffaloes, 6-4, through the first half with Colorado having the only shot on goal.
Junior goalkeeper Tina Rincon collected her third shutout of the season, snatching four saves in the process. Her shutout streak is up to two games as she also held SMU scoreless Sept. 16.
"This is obviously a great win for both our program and our girls," Stone said. "They never gave up and kept fighting for 90 plus minutes. I am so proud of this team because they have worked so hard for this. Colorado is a quality team, but we fought to the very end and it paid off."
Colorado entered the season predicted to finish third in the Big 12 and ranked among the top 25 in all four soccer polls.
The last time the Red Raiders won a Big 12 opener was in 1997 at Oklahoma. The win also breaks an eight game losing streak to the Buffaloes.
Statistically, the Red Raiders were out-shot, 19-10, and out-numbered in corner kicks, 6-1.
The Red Raiders return to the field Sunday in Austin against No. 6 Texas. The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. For complete results, continue to visit texastech.com.
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