Lubbock, Texas – Despite holding a 17-6 shot advantage, Texas Tech fell to Arizona, 1-0, on Sunday at the John Walker Football Complex.
After the two teams combined for only shots on goal in the opening 45 minutes, the Wildcats (2-0-0) scored the game-winner on a goal-line pass from Maddie Coleno’s Megan Chelf.
“It’s a bitter pill to swallow,” the head coach Tom Stone he said. “A 17-6 shooting advantage is not a good story line. That’s how well Arizona played. Credit to them for holding the ball, making things difficult for us and connecting well. It’s disappointing because that’s a game we should have won.”
Arizona jumped out of the gate, playing fast and physical, with Chelf picking up a yellow card in the 13th minute.
Gisele Kozarski From midfield, he scored Texas Tech’s (1-1-0) first 35 of the night.Th A minute ago, the Colts scored their only goal with six minutes left to play.
A quiet first half quickly set up an exciting second half. Madison White Make a stellar rescue in 54Th minute. After a bad pass, White stretched out to cover Nicole Dahlin’s shot attempt.
After the shelf found the back of the net in 68Th minute, Taylor Zdrojewski And Macy Schultz Zdrojewski created Tech’s best scoring opportunity with a shot from 15 yards out.
The shot was on frame, but Arizona keeper Hope Heasley deflected the shot wide. Zdrojewski’s rebound fell straight to Schultz, but his high shot was deflected by Heasley.
The Red Raiders (1-1-0) continued to chase the elusive equalizer, counting a pair of shots before the final whistle.
Texas Tech turns its attention to defending Mountain West Tournament champion New Mexico on Thursday. Kickoff from the John Walker Soccer Complex is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Lobos also finished the opening weekend 1-1, falling to No. 6 Rutgers 1-0 on Thursday and winning 4-2 at CSU-Bakersfield on Sunday.