The Texas Tech soccer team, which cooled off hot teams from Oklahoma State and Oklahoma, will try to keep its momentum going when the Red Raiders host Iowa State on Thursday at the John Walker Soccer Complex. The Big 12 match is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tech (5-3-5, 1-1-2) tied Oklahoma State 1-1 last Thursday and beat Oklahoma 2-1 on Sunday, snapping six-match winning streaks by both. Iowa State (3-5-3, 0-2-1) has lost its past two matches.
Fans who wear pink to Thursday's match will receive $3 admission while the first 200 fans will also get a free pink bracelet.
Tech's top offensive players have been Ashleigh Williams (four goals, eight points) and Macy Schultz (three goals, one assist, seven points). Red Raiders goalkeeper Madison White has five shutouts and a goals-against average of 0.77. She is third on the Tech career list in shutouts with 22 and fifth in career goals-against average at 0.92.
Senior Jada Colbert leads Iowa State with three goals this season. Her twin Jasmine Colbert and Mira Emma both have two goals.
Former Wayland Baptist Flying Queens coach Johnna Pointer is the new primary director of Preseason and Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament events.
In a joint statement, WNIT and Triple Crown Sports announced the hiring of Pointer, a former high-school standout at Shallowater.
"The WNIT has been such an important part of the landscape of women’s basketball, and I’m honored to be in this position," Pointer said in the Triple Crown Sports announcement. "I will work hard to continue the WNIT legacy and look forward to what the future holds."
Pointer coached the Flying Queens from 1996 to 2003, posting a 151-84 record. She ranks fourth in wins among Flying Queens coaches. Her teams qualified for the NAIA Tournament all seven years and advanced to the third round three times.
Before to coming to Wayland, Pointer received all-Southwest Conference honors twice while playing for Texas and played professionally in Germany.
"The route going forward for the WNIT is in good hands as we welcome Johnna," Triple Crown Sports chief operating officer Sean Hardy said. "We are excited to add Johnna’s insight and enthusiasm into the work we do here."
Pointer’s first assignment is preparing for the upcoming Preseason WNIT, which begins Nov. 12.
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech set to tangle with Iowa State in Big 12 soccer