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2021 TTU Soccer Preview vs. Eastern Washington

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Preview of TTU Soccer vs. Eastern Washington & Heading into Big 12 Play

The Texas Tech soccer team heads home for a game against Eastern Washington Sunday, September 19, as we give a preview. This game is the last one before Big 12 starts on Thursday, September 23. The Red Raiders will play three straight games at home at the John Walker Soccer Complex in Lubbock, Texas. 

Red Raider Results So Far

Senior Kirsten Davis has averaged 4-5 shots a game for the Red Raiders, with 1-2 assists and 1-2 goals in the last five games. Similarly, Freshman Ashleigh Williams has also averaged 1-2 shots in the previous five games, along with two goals. In addition, Junior Hannah Anderson scored two goals against UTSA, winning 3-0. 

TTU vs. Eastern Washington Preview

The Red Raiders play Eastern Washington on Sunday, September 19. The team heads into the game with a 6-1-1 record, whereas Eastern Washington is 2-5. However, the Red Raiders are coming off of their first loss against Arizona State, so the team is looking to come back and start Big 12 action with a win.

For Eastern Washington, the goalkeeper Kiara Matson hit a career-high of 10 saves from 31 shots in their last game against Arkansas. Both Grace Terrill and Maddie Morgan each had two shots for Eastern Washington. The Eagles won against CSU Bakersfield 5-0 and St. Thomas 1-0. However, the team lost to schools such as Gonzaga 0-4, Arkansas State 0-1, Washington State 0-4, Seattle 0-1, and Arkansas 0-4.

The Red Raiders have more momentum on their shoulders by only losing once. However, the Eagles won their second game Thursday, September 16, against St. Thomas. The team is looking for a spark of momentum and a comeback from their loss against Arizona State, ultimately giving TTU a higher chance of winning the game.

TTU vs. Eastern Washington Overview

Furthermore, the Red Raiders have a high chance of winning the game against the Eagles. The team has many players eligible to assist and make shots, such as Davis and Williams. However, the Eagles are hungry for their third win of the season and looking to continue their winning streak. The Red Raiders are looking to start a winning streak before coming into conference play.

Big 12 Preview

After going 2-5-2 in conference play last year, the Red Raiders are looking to come back and dominate the conference this year. The Red Raiders are currently second in the Big 12, behind TCU, with their 6-1-1 record. 

TTU vs. The First Two Games of Big 12 Action

Overall, the Red Raiders have challenging games played at home at the John Walker Soccer Complex in Lubbock, Texas. 

Eastern Washington currently has a 2-5 record versus Oklahoma at 4-4-1 and Kansas State at 4-4. The Red Raiders have better chances of defeating the Eagles and need to head into the conference with a winning streak.

Keep watch to see the women’s soccer team play their upcoming games. You can buy your tickets for any home game at TexasTech.com. General admission for adults is $5 and $3 for youth. You can also watch the games on ESPN+.

Check out the Red Raider soccer schedule to see when you can catch the next game.

Read about more TTU athletic teams in our sports category.

Written by Campus Live Intern Kaelea Pena

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