FOOTBALL COLLECTION: Red Raiders 2, CSU Fullerton 1

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech got a 2-1 win over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday with Sierra Castles i Ashleigh Williams scoring goals and Madison White recording two savings at the Walker Soccer Complex.

The Red Raiders (4-0-1) won their third straight win and are now 3-0 against the Titons who fell to 0-4-0 this season. The game experienced a delayed lightning that started at 19:50 and did not resume until 21:02, when the teams completed the last 12 minutes of the first half.

“I thought for the first 30 minutes we were the dominant team and we had some of the best off-ball strides and moves we’ve had all year,” the Texas Tech coach said. Tom Stone dit. “We were in a big furrow. Then came the rain and they came out ready to fight. They pressured us, attacked us and scrapped us. They had a great response. We didn’t leave under pressure. The best part of dealing with the struggle is that we get the victory. “

Texas Tech led 1-0 at the break with Castles scoring in the 14thth minute off an assist of Kirsten Davis. A Hawaii transfer that played at Long Beach State, Castles scored his first goal as a Red Raider, while Davis now has three assists this season and 19 in his career. Tech did not allow a shot from Titon in the first half.

Williams scored the second goal of the game for the Red Raiders, who scored in the 57thth minute out of a first-year classmate attendance Macy Blackburn. The goal gave Tech a 2-0 lead and was the second of the season for Williams, who secured the game winner in the 1-0 win over Hartford last Thursday. Blackburn lead the team with four assists after securing two in the 6-0 win over the ACU on Sunday.

Cal State Fullerton began to prepare an offensive attack after the break and would score his only goal of the game at 63rd minute with a goal by Karla Rodriguez. The goalless draw reduced Texas Tech’s lead to 2-1 with 28 minutes left.

Texas Tech finished the game with a 13-6 shot lead. The Whites (4-0-1) played the full 90 minutes into the Red Raiders’ goal to secure the victory, where they made two stops in the second half. Defensively, Hannah Anderson, Cassie Hiatt, Kennedy Chambers, Blackburn i Jordie Harr competed in the 90th minute to continue the strong defensive effort.
Texas Tech will return to action against UTSA at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Walker Soccer Complex to complete its four-game home run.

“This is his best team in a decade,” Stone said. “We will have to prepare again. We know how good they are. Now is the time to continue the process of preparing mentally and physically to play again.”

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