Tech Moves to No. 19 in NSCAA Rankings|
Texas Tech climbed to No. 19 in the NSCAA rankings released Tuesday.
Sept. 17, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech soccer team earned its highest ranking in school history Tuesday climbing to No. 19 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings following a pair of victories over Arizona State and Arizona this weekend.
The Red Raiders (7-1-0) also appeared in both the Top Drawer Soccer rankings (No. 20) and Soccer America rankings (No. 20). It marks the first time in program history that the Red Raiders have climbed into the top-20 of a major poll.
Texas Tech has won four straight matches dating back to Sept. 6 allowing just one goal during the stretch.
The Red Raiders climbed to No. 19 in the NSCAA rankings after appearing at No. 24 last week. Tech went on to shutout Arizona State 1-0 in overtime Friday before downing Arizona 2-0 Sunday with two goals from Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week Janine Beckie.
Senior goalkeeper Victoria Esson, who has posted five shutouts for the Red Raiders in front of the net this season, was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.
Texas Tech returns to action this weekend at the Jack in the Box Classic in Albuquerque, N.M.