Texas Tech soccer

The Texas Tech soccer team (10-4-2, 3-3-1 Big 12) is set to host Kansas Friday night at 7 p.m. on Senior Day game at the John Walker Soccer Complex.

Prior to the game, Texas Tech will honor its six seniors Sydney MalmstromBrittany MartinJen RoseJordie HarrCassie Hiatt, and Kirsten Davis.

 

The Red Raiders split a pair of road contests this past weekend, winning 2-1 at Iowa State Thursday night, before falling to then-ranked No. 21 West Virginia, 2-0, Sunday afternoon. Davis continues to lead Tech in goals with 13 which is tied for third in the nation. She's also paired that with five assists. Meanwhile, freshman Ashleigh Williams has produced eight goals while another freshman in Macy Blackburn leads the club in assists (nine). That mark is tied for sixth in the country.

 

In goal for the Red Raiders, Madison White has played each minute, boasting a 0.85 GAA to go along with 41 saves.

 

Scouting Kansas

Mark Francis and his Jayhawk club come to West Texas with an overall 7-9-1 record, going 2-5-0 in conference play. KU will be coming off an eight-day break Friday night as the club last played on Oct. 14 which saw the Jayhawks drop a 3-2 road match to Oklahoma.

 

Brie Severns leads the attack netting six goals to go along with five assists, another team-best mark. Overall, seven Jayhawks have tallied a goal with four scoring at least three. In goal, three different keeper have seen playing time with most of the minutes going to Emilie Gavillet. She holds a 1.59 GAA with 36 saves.

 

Team Captains

Davis and Hiatt are serving as team captains for the second straight season. A defender from Parker, Colorado, Hiatt has been a dominate player for the Red Raider defense for three seasons beginning with a Big 12 All-Freshman campaign to get started. Hiatt earned All-America honors as a sophomore along with All-Big 12 First Team. Davis, who was selected No. 13 in the NWSL College Draft, decided to return to school to play her fifth season at Texas Tech. She had 16 goals as a junior to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and All-America honors.

 

Our Leader

A Dallas native who won a national championship as a player at Duke, Stone is in his 15th season leading the program after roles at Denver, Duke and Clemson. He has led the Red Raiders to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, including to the Sweet 16 in 2014. Tech won the 2015 Big 12 Tournament and has had eight double-digit win seasons under Stone's leadership.

 

Our Gold Medalist

Texas Tech welcomed Janine Beckie back to Lubbock on Saturday, August 14 after the former Red Raider helped lead Canada to the gold medal in Tokyo. Beckie, who is the all-time leading goal scorer in Tech history with 57, is currently playing professionally with Manchester City FC. Canada won the gold medal with a shootout win over Sweden in the championship game.

 

Up Next

Tech returns home to face No. 11 TCU next Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. to close out the regular season.