The University of Texas Longhorns (10-7-0, 5-3-0) played toe-to-toe against the No. 17 Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-2-2, 5-1-2) in women’s soccer but ultimately fell in overtime, 2-1.
The loss was the first for Texas against Tech on their home pitch. It was also the first loss of the season for Texas after scoring the first goal.
The two programs are evenly matched. Five of the last seven meetings have gone into overtime, and 14 of the last 15 matches have been decided by a goal or have gone into overtime.
Gusty wind conditions played a role in the match. Texas, with the wind to their backs, kept Tech in a defensive posture for the first half. The Red Raiders mustered 5 shots and 1 corner kick, compared to Texas’ 7 shots and 4 corners. Neither team score.
Tech head coach Tom Stone confessed the wind took him by surprise as he headed to the locker room at the half, but looked forward to have the advantage in the second half.
Unfortunately for the Raider, the wind quieted in the second half giving neither team the advantage.
Texas broke the tie in the 61stminute. Recorded as an own goal, the score was setup on a scissor kick made by Texas midfielder Julia Grosso.
Tech midfield fielder Charlotte Teeter scored the game-tying goal with less than 90 seconds left in the match. And Red Raider forward Macy Schultz scored the golden goal in 6thminute of the overtime period.
Longhorn sophomore Cameron led the team with 6 shots, 1 on target. Senior forward Cyera Hintzen contributed 4 shots, 2 on target. Junior goalkeeper Savannah Madden made 8 saves on 10 shots.
Red Raider junior Kirsten Davis led the team with 6 shots, 3 on target. Senior Demi Koulizakis and freshman Macy Schultz each contributes 3 shots, 3 on target. Freshman goalkeeper Madison White made 2 saves on 3 shots.