Texas Tech Falls To Iowa State in Double OT
Texas Tech lost its first OT game this season.
Oct. 21, 2011
AMES, Iowa - The Texas Tech women's soccer team now knows what the Longhorns felt on Sunday night.
Just five days after beating Texas in double overtime at John Walker Soccer Complex, Tech came up on the short end of a 1-0 decision in the second extra frame against Iowa State on Friday night at ISU Soccer Complex.
"It was an end to end game," Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "They are so very direct that if you give up the ball they whack it into your end pretty quickly. However we played some tremendous soccer through midfield at times but our assertiveness vanished when we got in the final 3rd. Execution and willingness to go to goal were lacking all night."
Tech (10-6-2, 3-3-1 Big 12) fired only 11 shots to Iowa State's 18 in regulation but got a jolt in the first overtime with five shots while the Cyclones failed to get one off. Senior Taylor Lytle led the way with five shots while Jaelene Hinkle had three.
Tech also had to do without Victoria Esson in goal. Esson, the four-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, suffered an injury during practice on Thursday and is listed as day-to-day. Redshirt freshman Gabby Kaufman stood in for the injured Esson, getting her first start since Aug. 28. The overtime goal by Jennifer Dominguez was the first Kaufman allowed in 224 minutes of playing time this season. She recorded three saves.
"Gabby played well," Stone said. "She pushed one over the bar and came off her line well on several occasions."
Tech remains in fourth place in the Big 12 Conference standings behind Baylor, Texas A&M and No. 2 Oklahoma State -- who the Red Raiders will travel to see in the season finale on Thursday, Oct. 27.
"We were in great shape coming into tonight," Stone said. "All the teams around us having inferior resumes. Now we're up against the wall desperately needing a result against OSU next week.
"We seem to play the best against the best teams in the conference so hopefully we will have a great performance to end the regular season."