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Oct. 1, 1997

Red Raiders Lose Heartbreaker in Overtime

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Red Raider soccer team lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to TCU in overtime this afternoon. The loss dropped Texas Tech to 4-5 on the season and moved TCU to 5-6.

"TCU deserved this win and you've got to give credit to them because they didn't quit," Texas Tech Head Coach Felix Oskam said.

Sophomore forward Kristy Frantz and defender Jamie Woods teamed up for a goal in the third minute of play. It was Woods first goal of the season. Six minutes later, Frantz stole the ball from TCU and scored on a shot straight down the center. The Lady Frogs answered in the 24th minute of play when junior defender Nicole Kitagawa hit a shot off an assist from sophomore midfielder Charlia Owens. Two minutes later junior forward Jennifer Benat assisted Frantz on her second goal of the game.

But second half action was all TCU, as the Lady Frogs scored the first of two goals in the 79th minute of play. Freshman defender Jackie Rodriguez scored off an assist from junior midfielder Jill Cook. Cook then assisted Kitagawa on a goal in the 81st minute.

As has been the pattern for four out of the six games between Tech and TCU over the last three years, the score was tied at the end of regulation. But sudden death overtime did not last long as freshman midfielder Tara Rudiger was awarded an own goal in the 92nd minute of play.

"We have to maintain focus and finish this season out. We've got to win this weekend," Oskam said.

Tech will return to action on Friday as they play Georgia Southern in the South Alabama Jaguar Tournament. The Red Raiders will then face South Alabama on Saturday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

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