Red Raider soccer ready to visit Oklahoma, host Baylor

Red Raider soccer ready to visit Oklahoma, host Baylor

LUBBOCK, Texas – After splitting their first weekend of Big 12 play, the Red Raiders will head north to face off with Oklahoma on Friday before returning home to host defending Big 12 Champions Baylor on Sunday.
 
Tech wrapped up their first conference weekend with a 3-0 rout of Iowa State to pick up their first three points of the conference season. Jayne Lydiatt scored her first goal in the Scarlet & Black to open the scoring against the Cyclones, then was followed by Ally Griffin and Charlotte Teeter. Teeter's score made it six Red Raiders on the year to net multiple goals, already matching last year's total. The win was yet another in shutout fashion, making it a Big 12-leading seven on the fall for the Red Raiders.
 
With that shutout, Tech further cemented their hold on the top spot in the conference in goals against average, allowing less than one goal every two matches. Oklahoma, on the other hand, gives up an average of 1.31 per game. The Red Raiders, who fire off an average of 17.82 shots per game, will likely be on the attack against a Sooner team that prefers to sit back.
 
Stone owns a 9-1-2 record against the Sooners. Tech has won each of the last three matches between the two schools, but the last time they played in Norman in 2015, the Sooners forced a draw.
 
"Norman is a great place to play," said head coach Tom Stone. "It's one of the best fields in the country and one of the best facilities in the country. It's a great place to go play, but they're a tough team at home. They're smart and defensive-minded, so we know we're up for it there."
 
In Baylor, Tech will be hosting the defending conference champions, whom they have not bested since 2014. The Bears currently rank second in the Big 12 in points (70) and goals (25). They are led by Julie James, who is tied with King for second in the conference with six goals.
 
"We know it's going to be a quick turnaround because we're traveling back home," King said. "Baylor and OU are good this year, and these are going to be two difficult games that we're going to have to push through."
 
Tech's game at Oklahoma, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., will be broadcast live on the SoonerSports.TV. After Friday's matchup with the Sooners, the Red Raiders will return to Lubbock to host Baylor on Sunday. First touch for the contest with the Bears will be at 1 p.m. Tickets for Sunday's contest may be purchased here.

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