Oct. 20, 2012
RUSTON - The Salt Lake City, Utah duo of Lindsay Brough and Mo Rockwell will play their last game at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex as Louisiana Tech takes on Idaho at 1 p.m. tomorrow in another pivotal conference matchup.
The Lady Techsters (12-1-4) have had plenty of firsts this season, and they will look to add another one to the standout season as they try to know off the Vandals (4-12-1) for the first time ever. The WAC foes will be playing for the eighth consecutive year, and the ladies from Idaho have a 4-0-3 series advantage.
Both teams are looking for points as they try to get into the top six to be eligible to play in the WAC Tournament to be played in Logan, Utah starting on Nov. 1. Head coach Kevin Sherry and Co. are sitting at 3-0-2 in conference play which puts them tied for second with Denver.
Idaho is at 1-3-1 with three games left and will be working hard for the win and the three points. Leading the charge for the opposition will be preseason WAC player of the year Chelsea Small who has registered six goals and one assist on the season.
"Idaho is tough and they too have an outstanding striker in the form of Chelsea Small," said Sherry. "She just needs half a yard of space and she will score. She has an incredible knack of being in the right place at the right time and is one of the best finishers I have seen in the women's game. This weekend will be the biggest test of our defensive line all season."
For LA Tech offensively, forward Emily Brennan will return to the soccer field after having to sit out yesterday's contest versus Seattle due to a previous red card issued to her. However, the match and this season have all been centered on a stiff defensive line that is anchored by the two seniors Brough and Rockwell who look to add shutout No. 12 to their senior resume on Senior Day.
"I cannot believe it is senior day already," said Sherry. "It just seems like yesterday Mo and Lindsey pulled on their Tech jerseys for the very first time. Both have been such great stalwarts and servants to the team. Their commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the cause have been inspirational. It is a very emotional day to be saying goodbye to two of our greatest players and people. I will miss them terribly."
LA Tech All-Access subscribers can listen to and watch a live video stream of the game by logging on through LATechSports.com, the official website of Louisiana Tech Athletics. Live stats will be available through the link provided on the schedule page. Twitter users can get updates of the game as well by following @LATechSOC.