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Red Raider Soccer to Face Baylor and Texas A&M on the Road

The Red Raiders will take to road to face Big 12 foes Baylor and Texas A&M over the weekend

The Red Raiders will take to road to face Big 12 foes Baylor and Texas A&M over the weekend
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Oct. 19, 2005

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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech soccer will hit the road this weekend for a pair of matches against in-state conference opponents, traveling to Waco, Texas, to battle the Baylor Bears on Friday at 7 p.m. before moving south to face the No. 14 Texas A&M Aggies at the Aggie Soccer Complex in College Station, Texas, at 1:30 p.m.

 

Senior goalkeeper Megan Knauss enters the weekend having posted a string of several impressive outings in her last few starts. The Tigard, Ore., native posted a career-high 12 saves twice last weekend, against both Kansas and Missouri. Knauss now ranks fourth in the Big 12 with 68 saves this season and second overall in the league with an average of 5.67 save per game.

 

Offensively, junior forward Jennifer Vasquez tallied her first goal of the season on Sunday against Missouri. The San Antonio, Texas, native found the back of the net on a header off a corner kick pass from senior forward Kimmie Davis. For Vasquez, who lead Tech in scoring as a freshman in 2003, the goal was her first since Sept. 10, 2004.

 

The Baylor Bears enter the weekend in ninth place in the Big 12 standings with a 1-6 conference mark and a 3-11-1 overall mark this season. Leading the Bear offensive attack, senior midfielder Tiffany Boshers and senior defender Brittani Zonker have both compiled 10 points this season. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Holder has seen the majority of the time in net for the Bears and enters the weekend leading the league with 105 saves this season.

 

Sunday's opponent, the Texas A&M Aggies, finds themselves ranked in the top 25 in all four major women's college soccer polls. A pair of sophomores not only lead the Aggies in most offensive categories, but also find themselves topping the list of Big 12 scorers this season. Forward Ashlee Pistorius leads the conference with 28 points this season, while forward/midfielder Melissa Garey paces the league with 12 goals. In goal, senior Kati Jo Spisak is rounding out her stellar collegiate playing career by putting up impressive numbers. The Manchester, Mo., native has compiled a 0.78 goals against average this season and a .745 save percentage with six shutouts. The Aggies will host the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday night, before the Red Raiders come to town on Sunday.

 

Last Time Out...

Last weekend the Red Raiders entertained a pair of Big 12 opponents at R.P. Fuller stadium and had the chance to play in front of their home fans for the first time since Sept. 23.

 

On Friday, Texas Tech soccer dropped a 4-0 decision to the defending Big 12 champion Kansas Jayhawks. Senior goalkeeper Megan Knauss continued her impressive play in net, setting a new personal record with 12 saves. Sophomore forward Priscilla Esquivel gave the Raiders their best scoring chance of the night as she fired a shot that hit the KU crossbar midway through the second half.

 

Tech returned to action on Sunday to face Missouri, but were unable to come out with a victory, falling to the Tigers 4-1. Junior forward Jennifer Vasquez tallied the Red Raiders only goal of the afternoon, scoring on a header off a corner kick pass from senior Kimmie Davis. Kanuss made 12 stops in goal to tie her career-high which she set on Friday night.

 

A look at Baylor

The Baylor Bears enter the weekend in ninth place in the Big 12 standings with a 1-6 conference mark and a 3-11-1 overall mark this season.

 

Leading the Bear offensive attack, senior midfielder Tiffany Boshers and senior defender Brittani Zonker have both compiled 10 points this season. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Holder has seen the majority of the time in net for the Bears and enters the weekend leading the league with 105 saves this season.

 

Baylor is led by third-year head coach George Van Linder, who has compiled a 17-29-5 mark during his time in Waco.

   

A look at Texas A&M

Sunday's opponent, the Texas A&M Aggies, finds themselves ranked in the top 25 in all four major women's college soccer polls.

 

A pair of sophomores not only lead the Aggies in most offensive categories, but also find themselves topping the list of Big 12 scorers this season. Forward Ashlee Pistorius leads the conference with 28 points this season, while forward/midfielder Melissa Garey paces the league with 12 goals.

 

In goal, senior Kati Jo Spisak is rounding out her stellar collegiate playing career by putting up impressive numbers. The Manchester, Mo., native has compiled a 0.78 goals against average this season and a .745 save percentage with six shutouts. The Aggies will host the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday night, before the Red Raiders come to town on Sunday.

   

 

Quick Notes

 

Knauss Racking Up the Saves...

Senior goalkeeper Megan Knauss has turned in many impressive performances during her career at Tech, but during the last few games, the Tigard, Ore., native has taken her game to a new level.

 

After tying a career-high with 10 saves, including eight in the first half, against Texas on Oct. 9, Knauss shattered her own personal best by collecting 12 saves in both of the Red Raiders next two matches. Over the weekend of Oct. 14-16, Knauss was able to keep the Red Raiders in contests against Kansas and Missouri, by piling up 24 saves over the weekend.

 

Knauss enters the weekend fourth in the Big 12 with 68 saves this season and second in the conference with an average of 5.67 saves per game.

 

Davis Among League Offensive Leaders...

Since joining the Red Raiders prior to this season, senior Kimmie Davis has proven to been one of the most powerful offensive forces in the Big 12 Conference. This season the Torrance, Calif., native leads Texas Tech in goals (6), points (14), shots (39) and shots on goal (15).

 

In addition to leading Texas Tech in all most every offensive category, Davies enters the weekend ranked ninth in the league in goals (6) ninth in goals per game (0.40).

 

Davis needs only two more goals during the remainder of the season to move her into a tie for tenth on the Texas Tech single season goal list and she trails tenth place on the single season point list by only five points.

 

Nebraska Match Rescheduled...

Texas Tech's scheduled soccer match with Nebraska that was originally slated to take place on Sept. 25 at R.P. Fuller Stadium was forced to be rescheduled because of travel complications caused by Hurricane Rita.

 

The game will now be made up as Texas Tech's last game of the season on Oct. 30 at R.P. Fuller Stadium. Game time for the match is set for noon.


 

 

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