have been a lot of firsts in the career of Texas Tech senior defender Hayley Haagsma, and she added a new one to the list on Sunday.
the No. 24 Red Raiders (2-0-0) dominating 6-0 win against the Rams of Colorado State at the John B Walker Soccer Complex; the senior defender, marking her
first career multi-goal game, scored two of the six goals.
was really fun,” Haagsma said. “From our halftime
talk we talked about getting the ball backward, forward and through and so I
saw an opportunity and (Caity) Heap was open, Paige (Strahan) played a great ball through their center backs and
I was on goal. So it was really fun to just kind of put that in the back of the
net and get that third one so we could kind of take a breather for a second and
just keep hitting them.”
Colorado State Rams (1-1-0), coming off the programs first victory on Friday,
beating Lubbock Christian University 3-0, did not find the same success against
their first ever Division I foe.
an assist from Kansas Bayly, sophomore Caity Heap netted her first goal of the season finding the
back of the net from just outside the six-yard box, making it 1-0, in the 20th
five minutes later, Haagsma netted the first of her
two goals of the match off an assist from Alli Murphy
making it 2-0 in the 25th minute.
State had nothing to stop the Red Raiders in the first half getting outshot
12-0 and 6-0 in shots on goal.
trend would continue into the second half as the Red Raiders just poured it on
with goals from Haagsma, Jessica Disabella,
Janine Beckie and Stephanie Sorells en route to a 6-0
blowout of Colorado State.
home after Friday’s game with a win was really key for us, just for mentality and
stuff,” Haagsma said. “Our goal today was just to get
as many members in the game as we could and just get everyone playing our
formation and used to it. We knew today if we didn’t step up and play like we
know how to play, like we were playing a really good team, this Colorado team
could really hand it to us. So the first half we started off a little slow,
after our halftime talk we really put things together and that’s how we came
out so fast in the second half just ready to go. It should have been like that
the whole game, but it’s a good learning lesson for us to take into next
Sunday’s game because Sunday’s are always hard like that.”
six goals in a single game mark the most since 2006 and the first time in the
Tom Stone era that many goals have been scored in a single match.
that much from a multitude of players is something nice to see early in the
season, Stone said, and it’s a good start for them.
was great for Stephanie Sorells to get her first
goal, Caity Heap scored a great goal, really the game
winner, the first one a real attitude goal,” he said. “Haagsma
got two, it was fun to see those young players get some minutes in front of
their fans and their families. A bunch of freshmen were in the stands, which
Red Raiders now continue their five-match home stand as Friday they take on
Idaho State at the John B Walker Soccer Complex with first kick set for 7 p.m.