Texas Tech Soccer Elevates Level Of Play With Bench

Published 08/27 2014 06:23PM

Updated 08/27 2014 09:17PM

Last Friday night, Texas Tech Soccer started their season with 5-0 opening night victory over Oral Roberts University at the John Walker Soccer Complex. The Red Raider Soccer team scored five goals against the Golden Eagles with each goal being scored by five different players. The match was also highlighted by Texas Tech Junior Mid-Fielder, Alli Murphy, who set the Texas Tech Soccer single-game assist record with four assists on the night. Now the team will re-group before traveling to South Bend, IN to play in the Notre Dame Invitational this weekend.  

"We have a lot a lot of depth you know, any player that come on the field is going to raise the level, or going to keep it at the same level, as the player who was coming off, so that's really good to have on your bench," Texas Tech Senior Defender, Bridgett Jenkins said.

I think so, I know we have a lot of people coming off the bench, and the best thing about having people coming off the bench is the game elevates, and that's the most important thing you can do coming onto the field," Texas Tech Junior Defender Jade Dapaah said.

"Caity Heap is playing so well, and Alli Murphy and Paige Strahan and some of the other attacking personalities, Romer, that they are all benefiting for each other. If a team was daring enough to double team Janine, one of these other girls would hurt them, so, you know her presence attracts a lot of attention, and I think everybody benefits from it," Texas Tech Soccer Head Coach, Tom Stone, said.

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