Lady Techster Soccer Complex
The Lady Techster Soccer Complex begins its sixth season of existence in 2014 as the home field for the Louisiana Tech soccer team.
Located across the street from their previous home, Joe Aillet Stadium on Alabama Ave., the Lady Techster Soccer Complex features a press box, permanent bleachers, sound system, scoreboard and recently mounted stadium lights.
Installment of the lights began in late February of 2013 with power lines being put in place and finished in June as the four poles were placed on foundations and connected to the power source.
The field itself also received an upgrade recently with a new drainage system and constructed façade retaining wall that serves both a practical and aesthetic purpose at the facility.
In five seasons, the Lady Techsters have posted a 29-13-3 record at their home, including four notable matches. The first occurred in 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 goal, and second of the match, gave LA Tech a 2-1 win over New Mexico State for its first-ever home conference win. The third happened on Oct. 15, 2010 against 2009 WAC champion San Jose State as LA Tech came back from a two-goal halftime deficit to win 5-4 in the first overtime period. The fourth notable match came this past season on Oct. 5, 2012 versus No. 19 Denver when Emily Brennan scored a game-tying goal with just two minutes left in regulation to send the match into overtime, stunning the nationally ranked Lady Pioneers in a 1-1 draw.
The facility hosted the 2010 WAC 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. Tech's Katy Garrison scored the first goal in the stadium on an assist by Sarah Chovanec at the 45:45 mark of the game.
During LA Tech's inaugural season in 2004, they played all of their home matches on the intramural soccer field across from the Lambright Intramural Center.