04 Oct Texas Tech Red Raider soccer falls to UT Longhorns on road
AUSTIN — The Texas Tech women’s soccer team was unable to split a pair of weekend games.
The Red Raiders allowed a singular goal en route to a 1-0 loss Sunday afternoon to the University of Texas at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
With the loss, Texas Tech (9-3-1, 2-2-0) has lost its last two matches after falling to the Longhorns (7-3-3, 3-0-1).
Both teams were entrenched in a 0-0 tie before UT’s Julia Grosso secured the game-winner from the middle of the box in the 8th minute,
The Red Raiders were unable to find the back of the net the rest of the way for the equalizer.
WACO — A day after securing its first win over a Top-10 opponent in more than 20 years, the Red Raiders could not tally their second straight win over No. 9 Baylor.
Kenna Sauer and Karrington Jones combined for 28 kills, but it wasn’t enough as Texas Tech dropped a 25-13, 23-25, 25-17, 27-25.
With the loss, the Red Raiders (11-6, 1-3) split a pair of weekend matches against the Bears (8-3, 2-1).
Sauer tallied 16 kills, hitting .286 while Jones added 12 on a .526 clip. Alex Kirby eclipsed 40 assists for the sixth time this season and recorded her sixth double-double with 41 assists and 15 digs. KJ Adams led Tech with 16 digs, while Maddie Correa tied her career-high of 11 digs. Brooke Kanas collected four blocks as the Red Raiders totaled six in the match.
Tech women’s golf
The No. 20 Texas Tech women’s golf team will head to one of the premier events in college golf this week as the Red Raiders tee off Monday at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be held at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, featuring one of the top fields in the country, including host No. 6 Arkansas as well as No. 9 Arizona, No. 16 Ole Miss and No. 24 UCLA. The tournament, which includes the men’s team as well for each respective school, also has Houston, Illinois, Louisville, North Carolina and Tennessee in the field.
Head coach JoJo Roberston will send an experienced lineup to Arkansas led by Amy Taylor, who tied for fourth in the Mercedes-Benz Invitational nearly two weeks ago and is averaging 70.7 strokes per round through two events. Joining Taylor will be juniors Anna Dong and Cecilie Nielsen, sophomore Gala Dumez and freshman Chiara Horder.
The Red Raiders will all tee off at 9:15 a.m. Monday morning from the No. 10 hole. Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com.
Golf Channel will provide daily coverage of the event, beginning with its College Central show at 2:30 p.m. and then live coverage from 3-6 p.m. all three days.
LCU women’s soccer
DALLAS — Julie Shahi netted a goal in the 49th minute which pushed the Lady Chaps to a 1-0 victory over Dallas Baptist on Saturday at Patriot Soccer Field.
With the triumph, LCU (6-0-2, 3-0-1) has won its third straight conference contest by downing the Patriots (7-2-0, 3-1-0) who suffered their first league loss.
Shahi, who tallied her goal in the second half, corralled a pass from Allison Scott before sending it to the back of the next for the game-winner. Keeper Hannah Wise secured nin save to preserve the clean sheet.
The Lady Chaps were outshot 24-7 by DBU.
Sage Chain and Aaliyah Gray combined for 17 kills as LCU secured a 25-15, 25-20, 25-19 home win over Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday in Lone Star Conference play the Rip Griffin Center.
With the victory, the Lady Chaps (10-4, 6-0) kept their conference mark unblemished by defeating Kingsville (8-2, 3-2).
Jalee Sims, a former Bushland standout, kept the attack rolling with 29 assists. Chain ended the match with a team-best nine kills followed by Gray with eight.
Kendall Mahaney (15 digs), Chloe Menard (11 digs) and Sims (11 digs) led the defensive effort.
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