Tech Soccer Opens Season with 4-0 Victory

Brittney Harrison connected on two goals, while Shannon Sims and Zhaleh Rezaie each added another each as the Texas Tech soccer team opened the 2008 regular season with a 4-0 victory over Lamar Friday night at the John Walker Soccer Complex.

Rezaie's goal marked the first in the history of the John Walker Soccer Complex as the junior took a Taylor Lytle pass and pushed it off the left post and into the net in the 15th minute. Lytle, who is returning after redshirting the 2007 season, earned her first career point on the play.

Shortly before the half, senior Shannon Sims would add another goal off a corner kick that deflected off the goalkeeper's hands. The Red Raiders outshot Lamar in the first half, 14-0.

After playing on the back line the majority of the match, junior Brittney Harrison would add two second-half goals, the first off a Jennifer Kammerer pass and the second coming from a Rezaie cross just inside the box. Harrison now has 14 goals in her career, which moves her into a tie for seventh on the school's all-time list.

Tech outshot Lamar, 24-1, while also attempting 14 corner kicks to the Cardinals' one. Senior goalkeeper Tina Rincon earned her ninth career shutout in the win, which moves her within two of the top spot on the school's career shutout list.

Tech's four goals were the most for the Red Raiders since defeating Prairie View A&M, 10-0, in 2006.

"I thought we did a good job tonight," Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "We played a lot of our freshmen, and I thought they did pretty good. We saw some things we still need to work on, but for a regular season opener I thought it was a pretty solid performance."

The Red Raiders will take Sunday off and prepare for their Big 12 Conference opener next Fri., Aug. 29, at home against Colorado. The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the John Walker Soccer Complex.

Source: TTU