Tech Closes Road Trip With 3-0 Loss to Nebraska|
Oct. 19, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - After staying in the match through the first 70 minutes, Nebraska netted two quick goals to put the match away, defeating Texas Tech, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field.
With the loss, Tech drops to 8-7-1 overall and 3-6 in Big 12 play, while Nebraska improves to 8-7-1 overall and 4-3-0.
"It was a classic Sunday game in the Big 12, and we certainly had enough good chances to have been in it to the end," Tech head coach Tom Stone said, "but credit goes to Nebraska, who made more of their chances."
The Huskers got on the board early in the first half off Sari Raber's third goal of the season from a Selenia Iacchelli pass in the 11th minute.
Tech would not be able to net the equalizer in the next 60 minutes, however, as Nebraska connected on two goals from Katie Goetzmann and Michaella Fulmer in the 73rd and 78th minute to put the match away.
Nebraska was able to maintain a 20-11 shot advantage in the match, while also attempting six corner kicks to Tech's three.
Despite the loss, the Red Raiders remain in eighth place in the conference standings with nine points, five more than ninth place Baylor and Oklahoma. Tech has only one conference match left on its schedule, while both the Bears and Sooners have three remaining.
"There was a lot on the line for us this weekend, so to come away with three big road points gives us a chance to extend our season, which is one of our goals," Stone said. "As usual, it looks like will come down to the final weekend."
The Red Raiders close Big 12 play next Friday (Oct. 24) at home against in-state rival No. 6 Texas A&M, before stepping outside of conference to finish the regular season Oct. 26 against TCU.