LUBBOCK, Texas – For the fourth straight weekend, Texas Tech will be on the road. The Red Raiders head to Fort Worth on Friday for a match with TCU for their final regular season road match of the fall.
Tech is coming off a six-point road weekend during which they knocked off Kansas State and Kansas. The wins inspired confidence in a team that has now put together the program's best regular season since 2014.
"I feel like we're just getting started," said forward Kirsten Davis, who knocked in the game-winning goal at Kansas State. "This last weekend with the two wins is really going to help us for this weekend and for the big game next weekend [against Texas]."
The Horned Frogs will be a formidable opponent for the Red Raiders. TCU joins Tech as one of the six teams in the Big 12 with double-digit wins on the season thus far. Tech leads the series 3-2 over the last five meetings, but TCU has won the last two, each by a score of 1-0. Friday's match is expected to be just as tight.
"They're one of the most organized teams in the league, and one of the best-coached teams in the league," said head coach Tom Stone. "They're good on the ball."
Stone's confidence in his squad's ability to handle yet another road game – their fourth in a row and fifth in six games – stems from the strong chemistry among the team.
"Part of the deal about being a good road team is getting along," he said. "If you don't get along, the road is lonely. But we do. We get along and the girls are great to each other and they enjoy getting out."
What separates this road trip from the rest, however, is that it is in Dallas.
"Over half of our team is from the metroplex, so we'll have family and friends there," Stone said. "We always get excited to go to Dallas."
First touch in Fort Worth will be at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased here.