No.24 Texas Tech soccer team defeated the New Mexico Lobos 1-0 Friday night in
less than five minutes in the game, senior midfielder Jessica Disabella hit the top corner of the net to break the
scoreless tie and lead Tech to the first win of 2013. Disabella
was just outside the box when she launched the game winner.
was Disabella’s fifth career game winning goal. The
Red Raiders outshot the Lobos 18-4. Nine of Tech’s shots were on goal. The
Lobos failed to have any shots on target.
won the game without two key players. MAC Hermann Trophy candidate Janine
Beckie did not make the trip for precautionary reasons. It has been reported
that Beckie has an ankle injury. Senior forward Jessica Fuston
did not log in any minutes as well.
two top players out of the lineup, the Lobos double-teamed the 2012 second leading scorer for the Red Raiders, junior
midfielder Paige Strahan.
double team worked against Strahan, but other Tech players peppered New Mexico goalie Cassie Ulrich with shots.
Senior defender and team captain Hayley Haagsma took
five shots with two on target. Disabella and
sophomore forward Briana Rohmer each had three shots with two on goal.
finished the night with seven saves. The Lobos as a team ended up with another
save as Tech constantly threatened to score throughout the game.
Beckie and Fuston sidelined, many newcomers saw
playing time. Kansas Bayly, who transferred from
Columbus State, started the game. Freshman Maddy
Crabtree and Meagan McCullough combined for over 110 minutes on the pitch.
Head Coach Tom Stone is now 2-0 against New Mexico. The Red Raiders have won
six straight season openers. The Lobos still lead the all-time series 4-3-1.
will bring its 1-0 record to the John B. Walker Soccer Complex for the home
Colorado State Rams wait as they played at the complex Friday night. The Rams
played their program’s first game and defeated the Lubbock Christian Chaparrals
of Division Two, 3-0.
Tech will be the Rams first division one opponent.