Lady Techster Soccer Complex


The Lady Techster Soccer Complex begins its ninth season of existence in 2017 as the home field for the Louisiana Tech soccer team.

Located on Alabama Ave., the Lady Techster Soccer Complex features a press box, permanent bleachers, sound system, scoreboard and mounted stadium lights.

Starting in late February of 2013, preparation for the installment of lights at the complex began with power lines being put in place under the soccer field to connect to the main power source.

Foundations were then started in early March with the concrete needing to sit for at least 30 days.  The light poles were delivered and the main frames were connected before the 1500 watt bulbs were attached and angled properly. The four poles were mounted onto the foundations and connected to the power source.

Most recently, the field itself received an upgrade with a new drainage system and constructed façade retaining wall as well as a new sprinkler system.
In eight seasons, the Lady Techsters have posted a tremendous 53-18-4 record at their friendly confines, posting five unbeaten non-conference seasons in route to a dominant 34-4-2 mark. Since joining Conference USA in 2013, the team has a conference record of 14-6.  

The facility has seen several historical moments in Louisiana Tech soccer, starting with the 2009 home opener as LA Tech defeated Lamar 3-2 in double overtime for its first win at the complex.

On Oct. 23, 2009, Kiva Gresham's extra-frame gave LA Tech a 2-1 win over New Mexico State for their first-ever conference win. On Oct. 15, 2010 against 2009 WAC champion San Jose State, Lady Techsters came back from a two-goal halftime deficit to win 5-4 in overtime.  The fourth notable match came on Oct. 5, 2012 when LA Tech stunned nationally-ranked Denver in a 1-1 tie. 

The fifth moment came in the regular season finale in 2014 with 1-0 overtime victory to clinch the team's first ever appearance in the Conference USA Tournament. A similar moment came in the regular season finale in 2015 as the Techsters shutout conference regular season champion North Texas to qualify for the league tourney for the third time in the last four years.

The complex also played host to the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Lady Techsters' previous home was Joe Aillet Stadium, home to the Bulldog football team, where they posted an 11-12-4 record over the program's previous four years (2005-08). The facility will forever be remembered as the place where the soccer program earned its inaugural victory, a 2-0 shutout of Mississippi Valley State on Aug. 28, 2005. LA Tech's Katy Garrison scored the first goal in the stadium on an assist by Sarah Chovanec.

During the program's inaugural season in 2004, the team played all of their home games on the intramural soccer field across from the Lambright Intramural Center.
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