Harrison, Rezaie Lead Tech Over Iowa State, 3-1|
Oct. 12, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - Backed by three second-half goals, the Texas Tech soccer team overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat Iowa State, 3-1, Friday night at R.P. Fuller Stadium. With the win, the Red Raiders improve to 4-6-1 and 2-3 in the Big 12.
Like ever game this season, Tech was shutout through the first half. The Cyclones scored off a Stephanie Kaphingst unassisted goal in the 9th minute and led 1-0 at the half. .
The Red Raiders would have an opportunity to tie the match late in the first half, but a Zhaleh Rezaie shot hit off the crossbar and went out-of bounds.
Six minutes later, Rezaie connected off a Brittney Harrison pass for her second goal of the season. It was Rezaie's first since facing Texas-San Antonio Sept. 9.
Freshman Halie Cdebaca would put the Red Raiders ahead for good just three minutes later, hitting a shot from the left-side for her first career goal.
"This is a huge win for our program, and it couldn't have come at a better time," Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "We had to have this game, and I'm really proud of how the girls came out and played tonight."
The win snaps a ten-match losing streak to the Cyclones and marks the first time this season the Red Raiders have overcome a halftime deficit.
Tech out-shot Iowa State 26-14, but were out-numbered, 4-1, in corner kicks.
The Red Raiders return to R.P. Fuller Stadium Sunday as they host the Cornhuskers of Nebraska at noon. All fans with their ticket stub from Saturday's Tech, Texas A&M football game will get in free.