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Red Raiders Suffer 2-0 Setback at Kansas

Tech next faces Missouri on Sunday.

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Oct. 3, 2008

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LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech soccer team took Kansas to the final 20 minutes, but was unable to capitalize any offensive opportunities, falling, 2-0, Friday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex.

With the loss, the Red Raiders drop to 6-4-1 on the season and 1-3 in Big 12 play, while Kansas improves to 8-3 overall and 2-1 in conference.

Tech would immediately go on the defensive the entire first half, attempting no shot attempts in the first 45 minutes. The Red Raiders would be able to keep Kansas off the board, though, heading into halftime at a 0-0 tie.

The Jayhawks would net the game-winner in the 71st minute as Monica Dolinsky connected her sixth goal of the season off a Lauren Jackson pass from 16 yards out.

Tech would look to tie the match four minutes later, but shot attempts by Brittney Harrison and Maegan Wilber were both stopped by the Jayhawk defense.

Emily Cressy would put the match away for Kansas in the 85th minute, deflecting a shot off a Tech defender and into the net for her sixth goal of the season.

"I thought the team played very well defensively and deserved much better in some instances in the Kansas box," Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "The game came down to the last 18 minutes, and I give Kansas full credit for a well-taken first goal. If we continue to play this hard and with this type of commitment, then some good results are ahead."

Kansas controlled the match offensively, maintaining a 17-4 shot advantage. The Red Raiders did however attempt seven corner kicks to KU's four.

Tech goalkeeper Tina Rincon finished the match with six saves, one shy of tying Megan Knauss for second on the school's all-time career saves chart.

 

 

The Red Raiders return to action Sunday afternoon at Missouri. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from the Audrey J. Walton Complex.
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