Red Raider Soccer Falls to Texas
Oct. 9, 2005
AUSTIN, Texas - Senior goalkeeper Megan Knauss tied a career-high with 10 saves, but her strong effort in goal was not enough to prevent the Texas Tech soccer team from dropping Sunday's match against Texas by a score of 6-0 at Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Texas collected the first scoring chance of the afternoon early in the first half as midfielder Caitlin Kennedy fired a shot towards the Red Raiders goal that was stopped by a diving Knauss on her first save of the match.
Knauss would be very active in the fist half collecting eight saves, which included three diving stops that robbed the Longhorns of a goal. Thanks to the hard work of Knauss and the Texas Tech defense, the game went to halftime scoreless despite being outshot 23-0.
Early in the second half, sophomore Priscilla Esquivel was able to give Tech its best scoring chance of the afternoon as she took a pass from Kimmie Davis and broke in alone on Texas goalkeeper Dianna Pfenninger, who responded with a save to keep the Red Raiders off the scoreboard.
The Longhorns were able to counterattack after the Esquivel scoring chance, as Ashley Foster drove in on the left side of the Tech goal and was able to slip a pass to a cutting Amy Burlingham, who unleashed a low shot past Knauss to give Texas a 1-0 lead at the 54:47 mark.
UT's Priscilla Fite gave the `Horns their second goal in the 58th minute with her second tally of the season off a scrum in front of the Red Raider net and the Longhorn offensive attack continued as at the 59:02 mark, Caitlin Kennedy pressed the Texas lead to 3-0 when she took a shot that Knauss was unable to control for her third goal of the 2005 campaign.
Kennedy added her fourth goal of the season in the 73rd minute as she fired a shot from just outside the penalty box that found the top corner of the Tech net. Kennedy registered a career-high two goals and five points on the afternoon.
Senior Beth Lippert replaced Knauss late in the second half and played strong in net until the 79th minute when Texas defender Jill Gilbeau improved the Longhorn advantage to 5-0 as she sliced in down the right side of the Tech defense and scored with a low shot.
UT sophomore forward Kelsey Carpenter tallied her team-leading fourth goal of the season moments after the Gilbeau score for the sixth Texas goal of the afternoon.
With the victory, Texas improves their overall record this season to 6-6-1 and their conference mark to 3-3, while the Red Raiders drop to 1-12 overall and 0-4 in Big 12 play.
Texas Tech soccer is back in action at home next weekend as it takes the field at R.P. Fuller Stadium for the first time since Sept. 23. The Red Raiders will take on the defending Big 12 Champion Kansas Jayhawks on Friday at 7 p.m. and return to action on Sunday against the Missouri Tigers.
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