LA Tech Hosts Charlotte, Old Dominion in C-USA Action
Oct. 12, 2017
RUSTON – At the midway point of the Conference USA schedule, the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team looks to add to its point total this weekend when they play host to Charlotte on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
LA Tech (9-2-4, 2-1-2 C-USA) enters with eight points which currently puts them in seventh in the league standings with five matches to go. The eight points is the most the team has recorded through the first half of the league slate since joining C-USA.
The Lady Techsters were able to pick up a crucial three points on the road in their last match which resulted in a 2-0 shutout of FIU in Miami.
Goalkeeper Courtney Tompkins and the back line did the rest of the work, pitching the first clean sheet in almost a month and their first in C-USA action.
The first opponent of the weekend, Charlotte (9-4, 4-1 C-USA), comes into Ruston red hot as they have won eight of their last nine matches. Their last victory came in dramatic fashion, overcoming a two-goal deficit to score three straight in the second half to win at Florida Atlantic.
The 49ers are an offensive machine, averaging 2.2 goals per game. They are led by the preseason Offensive Player of the Year Martha Thomas who leads the conference in almost every statistical category, including goals (10) and assists (7).
LA Tech will welcome Charlotte to Ruston for the very first time. The two teams have met on the pitch twice before in Charlotte with the 49ers winning both matches.
The second opponent of the weekend, Old Dominion (7-3-2, 4-1 C-USA), is also hitting its stride having lost only once in the last month and a half while having allowed just four goals during this eight-game stretch.
The Monarchs have won three straight, including a 2-0 home win over FIU this past week. They are led by Jackie Stroud and Iris Achterhof who have combined for seven goals and nine assists.
LA Tech leads the all-time series versus ODU, 2-1. This will be the fourth straight year the two teams face off. The road team has won all three meetings.
Friday’s game is “Kick for the Cure” in honor of breast cancer awareness. There will also be free pizza for the first 100 students.
Sunday’s game is World Soccer Day. All international students in attendance will be recognized at halftime with their country’s flag.
Admission is free to all home matches. For those unable to attend, the match will be streamed live on CUSA.TV ($). Fans can also follow @LATechSOC on Twitter for live in-game updates.
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