Updated Sep 27, 2006 08:21:40
Tech Looking for Win in Final Nonconference Match
RUSTON, La. – The Louisiana Tech soccer team travels to take on Centenary at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Lady Techsters (4-3-2) are looking to get a win before beginning conference play next week and have a positive outing.
“We want to be heading into conference with a good, solid performance finishing our opportunities,” coach Jennifer Burns said. “I think this game is going to be good for us to prepare for the WAC, and we want to finish our nonconference schedule on a good note. It’s definitely one of those games you talk about needing to walk away with a good result and at least a good performance.”
Centenary (3-8-0) enters the match coming off a 3-0 loss to Utah Valley State. The Lady Techsters played to a scoreless draw with Northwestern State in their last match.
Burns said she enjoys playing other schools in Louisiana to have some added fire to matches outside of conference play.
“It’s another in-state game. They’re just 60 miles down the road,” Burns said. “I don’t know if there’s quite the same rivalry as there is against Northwestern State, but I think the girls are looking forward to playing.”
The match at Centenary serves as the final chance for the Lady Techsters to gear up for the meat of their schedule in the WAC. The team has worked to improve aspects Burns and assistant coach Rich Stoneman believe will help the team this week and against the WAC.
“We’ve worked a lot this week on some of the areas we thought were weaknesses of ours,” Burns said. “If we can come into the game and capitalize on some of the things we’ve worked on in practice this week, I think coach Rich and I would be happy to see progress and another win to close out nonconference.”
The Centenary match was originally scheduled to be played at Joe Aillet Stadium but has been relocated to Centenary’s home field.