UTEP Shoots Down Red Raiders, 2-1, To Continue Strong Play In Spring
April 9, 2011
LUBBOCK, TEXAS- The UTEP soccer team continued its strong play during the spring exhibition season by toppling Texas Tech, 2-1, on the road Saturday afternoon. Katie Dorman and Tess Hall led the way with a pair of second-half goals, which came after the two sides battled through a scoreless first 45 minutes.
The Miners struck three minutes into the second stanza. Jessica Horvatich made a run down the wing and then crossed the ball into the area. It deflected off the cross bar and came out to the six-yard area, where Dorman buried the loose change.
The home-standing Red Raiders found the equalizer five minutes later but the Orange and Blue would answer. Hall drilled home a shot into upper 90's country off a set piece from about 35 yards out.
A couple minutes later it was a wild sequence at the other end of the pitch, with TTU doing everything in its power to knot the contest. The Miners would not let it, though, thanks to the efforts of goalkeeper Chandra Morden and defender Azia Nicholson.
Morden came up big with a couple of point-blank stops while Nicholson cleared away a couple different would-be goals thanks to solid position to send the ball out of harms' way off the line.
The Miners vied for an insurance goal in the waning minutes, and nearly got it from Brittany Kindzierski. She made a neat move to create some space in the box, and had a one-on-one chance with the Red Raiders' netminder. Before she could unleash the shot, though, she was dragged down. No foul was called, although it proved to be a moot point.