Oct. 12, 2013
RUSTON - After an entire week off since their last match, Louisiana Tech soccer returns to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. to face Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.
This match marks the halfway point of Conference USA play as LA Tech (6-7-1, 1-3 C-USA) aims to reach the league tournament for the second consecutive year.
The Lady Techsters are coming off a weekend of emotional highs and lows. The trivia question for many years down the line will be who did LA Tech beat in its first ever C-USA victory and that answer will be Marshall.
However the following home match versus FIU was the exact opposite. LA Tech squandered two separate leads in the match and fell to the Panthers in overtime, 3-2.
While the strikers have been improving with their finishing touches, the back line still has mental mistakes creep up from time to time.
The two will need to be in sync when they travel to Middle Tennessee (5-4-3, 2-1-1 C-USA) who is in a three-way tie for first place in the east division with Charlotte and UAB.
Last weekend, the Blue Raiders shut out Florida Atlantic, 1-0, and followed up that performance with a 2-2 draw with Charlotte.
MT has been very impressive on their home turf this season, racking up a 4-2-1 record which includes a shutout win over SEC opponent Tennessee.
The team averages 1.58 goals per game and has outscored their opponents 14-2 in the first period. Kate Loy leads the Blue Raiders offensively with six goals and three assists.
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