On an unseasonably cold night in Lubbock, Texas, the Arizona Wildcats came out victorious against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Arizona quickly went scoreless through the first two-thirds of the game before its game plan paid off. In the 69th minute Megan Art Her first career goal was a perfectly placed cross into the net. mad energy.
Arizona goalkeeper hope He held off a late charge by the Red Raiders and Arizona cruised to a 1-0 win over Lubbock, the program’s first road win under the second-year coach. Becca Moros.
Arizona moved to 2-0 on the season with a win over Iowa State in its home opener on Thursday.
Chelf, a junior forward from Newport Beach, nearly put Arizona on the scoreboard when her 5th-minute shot hit the crossbar.
Moments later, Chelf found herself on the scoresheet again, and the Texas Tech goalie made an athletic play to put Chelf in a wide open net.
In the 13th minute, Chelf picked up a yellow card, one of 10 fouls committed against the Wildcats.
Arizona’s offense largely stalled midway through the first half, while Texas Tech dominated possession. The Wildcats defense, however, was able to keep the Red Raiders from scoring.
At halftime, Texas Tech led Arizona 7-4 and edged 3-2 in corner kicks.
The two teams traded empty possessions to start the second half until Arizona found itself in the Texas Tech box in the 69th minute. That’s when Coleno took the ball from the corner and hit it in the middle of the field.
Texas Tech ramped up its offensive attack after the goal and put in two possessions to tie the game. In the 76th minute, Hise made one of her 5 saves on the day when she made a clean attempt on a Red Raiders shot.
That was the closest the Red Raiders would come to tying the score.
The win gives Arizona a resume builder, as Texas Tech went 9-1-1 at home last year and usually finishes near the top of the Big 12.
Arizona will look to extend its perfect start to the season when it travels to Nebraska on Thursday. Nebraska lost its opener 1-1 at San Diego State before winning Sunday at Oklahoma.
The game will begin at 5:00 pm MST and will be broadcast on Big Ten Plus.