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Oct. 31, 1997

Red Raiders End Season with Two Wins

Tech Beats Centenary, 3-1

The Texas Tech women's soccer team ended their season with victories over Stephen F. Austin and Centenary.

On Friday, Tech defeated Stephen F. Austin 2-1 in Nacogdoches. It was the first time this season that Tech played on an artificial surface. It was also the first night game in school history.

After a scoreless first half, the Red Raiders started the scoring when Amaris Smith successfully hit a shot in the 74th minute of play. Kelly Taylor was awarded the assist. The Ladyjacks answered in the 77th minute. The tie remained until the 88th minute when Kristy Frantz scored her 14th goal of the season.

On Sunday, the Red Raiders faced a Centenary team that had suffered only two previous losses. Tech handed the Ladies their third loss as they brought home a 3-1 win. Tech got on the board first with a goal from Amy Rutstein in the 14th minute of play. Amaris Smith scored in the 33rd minute to bring the halftime score to 2-0. Smith added Tech's final goal in the 72nd minute off an assist from Rutstein. Centenary avoided the shutout by scoring in the 73rd minute.

Kellie McCallister was in goal for both weekend games. She tallied three saves, two goals against and a goals against average of 1.00 in the final games.

Season Notes

  • Sophomore forward Kristy Frantz ends the season as Tech's leading scorer. She put in 14 goals and assisted on five others for a team high 33 points. Frantz took 67 shots on goal.
  • Kellie McCallister was the Red Raiders top goalkeeper this season. She started and played in 15 of the Red Raiders 18 games. She put in 1,392 minutes of work while recording a goals against average of 2.13. McCallister had 33 goals against and 75 saves. She was responsible for two shutouts.
  • Five Red Raiders started in every game this season. They are Kristy Frantz, junior forward Jennifer Benat, sophomore midfielder Lizzy Biles, freshman midfielder Melinda Hemmer, and junior defender Jennifer Wood. Sophomore midfielder Jamie Woods played in all 18 games but was one game shy of starting in all of Tech's matches.
  • Kristy Frantz has now started and played in every game of her Red Raider career.
  • Jennifer Wood has started and played in every game the last two seasons. Wood has played in 59 of 60 games since coming to Tech. She has started in 58 of those contests.
  • A breakdown of Tech's 7-11 record reveals that the Red Raiders had a .800 winning percentage when they entered halftime with the score tied. Their next best winning percentage came when they were ahead at half. Then Tech posted a .600 victory percentage.
  • This weekend helped boost Tech's corner kick total to 70. The Red Raiders were on track to have the lowest total in school history. However, the 70 taken this season surpassed the 66 taken in 1994. Last season, Tech had 119 corner kicks, while they set the school mark of 155 in 1995.
  • The future looks bright for Texas Tech soccer. All 33 goals scored this season came from underclassmen. The same can be said for 15 of Tech's 16 assists. The breakdown is as follows: The freshman class contributed two goals, and three assists for a total of seven points this season. The sophomore class put up 27 goals and 10 assists for a total of 64 points this season. The junior class put in four goals , and two assists for a total of 10 points this season.
  • Seniors Julie Clement and Raney Terrell will go down in school history as Tech's first four year letterwinners in women's soccer. This season, Clement had one assist and took 18 shots on goal. Her senior season ended early when she suffered a knee injury against Iowa State on Sept. 26. In her career, Clement started in 62 games and played in 65. She scored 15 goals and assisted on 14 others. She ends her career with 44 points. That point total puts her in third place on Tech's all-time list. Raney Terrell has started in 31 games and played in 49 others as a Red Raider. She scored four goals and assisted on four others for a career total of 12 points.

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