April 3, 2009
RUSTON -- The Louisiana Tech women's soccer team will participate in the second annual Kick for the Cure Soccer Tournament Saturday at Burns Park in North Little Rock, Ark.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Arkansas Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
"I am glad we have the opportunity to participate in a tournament for a cause such as this one," Tech head coach Kevin Sherry said. "Furthermore, I am just as glad we are doing our part to help raise money in finding a cure for breast cancer.
"It should be a great tournament at a terrific location. Our players should be looking forward to playing on Saturday."
The Lady Techsters are coming off a 2-0 win over Centenary on Tuesday. During the win, Sherry saw improvement in the team's play. He hopes the ladies continue to make strides during the upcoming tournament.
"On Saturday, I am looking to see technical improvement on the things we have been working on in practice this week," Sherry said.
The 7 v. 7 tournament is divided into three brackets with Tech seeded in Bracket A. The winner of Bracket A will play a wildcard team in the semifinal match. The winner will then play the victor of the semifinal match between Brackets B and C.
Tech will start the tournament with a 9 a.m. match against Harding and then play University of Central Arkansas at 11 a.m. They will then take the pitch at 2 p.m. to face Lyons White before wrapping up the four-match tournament against Ozarks at 3 p.m.
If the Techsters advance to the semifinal match, they will play at 5 p.m. The championship match is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The matches will consist of two-25 minute halves.
During the first Kick for the Cure Tournament last year, over $6,000 dollars was raised for the Arkansas chapter of the Komen for Cure Foundation.