A Look Back: 2012 The Moments - No. 1
Texas Tech shutout North Texas 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Aug. 2, 2013
In a special weeklong series we take a look back at the top-five moments from the historic 2012 Texas Tech soccer season. The Red Raiders made unprecedented leaps last year, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and breaking the school record for wins. This week, we reflect on the individual moments that made the 2012 season one to remember.
Texas Tech opens the 2013 season Aug. 23 at New Mexico and hosts its home opener Aug. 25 against Colorado State.
No. 1 - Red Raiders Put on a Show in NCAA First Round Match, Shutout North Texas 2-0Texas Tech 2 North Texas 0 - Recap | Official Box Score | Photo Gallery | Highlights
Nov. 10, 2012 - Texas Tech vs. North Texas (NCAA First Round Match)
LUBBOCK, Texas - In front of a standing-room only crowd of over 1,700 at the John Walker Soccer Complex, Texas Tech put on a show in its NCAA Tournament debut. Led by senior Dawn Ward who netted two goals on the evening, the Red Raiders shutout North Texas 2-0 as the Red Raiders moved onto the second round with a dominant performance.
Ward netted both goals early in the second half as the pair came within nine minutes of each other to seal all of the momentum Tech would need for the first round victory. Her first strike came at the 50:09 mark off a long pass from freshman forward Janine Beckie. Ward took the feed inside the box, and punched a header past North Texas goalkeeper Jackie Kerestine.
The header broke a scoreless tie and erupted the packed John Walker Soccer Complex.
The Midland senior then connected again in the 59th minute of play off a long pass from freshman Hannah Devine across the penalty box. The goal was Ward's 24th of her decorated career and moved her into a tie for fourth all-time at Tech.
Tech maintained the two-goal lead for the remainder of the second half while the announced crowd of 1,738 was later confirmed as the third-largest nationally among 2012 first and second matches. Tech ended the 2012 season in the top-25 nationally for home attendance averaging over 1,000 for 10 home matches.
Relive Tech's NCAA First Round victory over North Texas with our full recap in the link above.
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