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Texas Tech blanks Oral Roberts with four goal victory

The return to the Walker was met with rowdy fans and another strong performance via Kirsten Davis

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After a troublesome result in New Mexico, the Red Raiders returned to the win column following a 4-0 thumping of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles. Texas Tech stayed true to form with aggressive play off the whistle and it paid dividends in the form of a beautiful header at the 8’. Jordie Harr connected on the end of it to lift the Red Raiders up 1-0. Coach Stone was elated that Harr finished the cross by saying, “when one of the shortest girls on the team is scoring with her head, you know goals are going to come.”

Harr had a brilliant finish but plenty of credit needs to go to Kirsten Davis for serving up a ridiculously beautiful cross. Following in the goals was Hannah Anderson, a freshman defender who has dazzled on the defensive end, getting her moment by heading in a service from Harr. “This is a girl that can hang in the air,” remarked Stone. “When we recruited her, we just said, ‘Man, this kid is big time in the air.’ It was great to see her score. She scored in the spring and now she’s scored in the fall.” Anderson’s first collegiate goal lifted the Red Raiders to 2-0 over the Golden Eagles in the 31’.

The athlete to steal the show, however, was again Kirsten Davis. She proved again to be invaluable to Stone’s offensive strategy, posting her second multi-goal game on the season. After the service for the first goal, Davis continued to hunt the attacking third for opportunities to net her own point - and she found it. In the 35’ Davis took a shot on goal, which was blocked, but she remained persistent and chipped the rebound for a goal.

Like the San Diego State game, Stone had the ability to empty the bench and allow 23 Red Raiders to see the pitch. The 3-0 lead was comfortable for most, but Davis remained a revved engine. Within 5 minutes of the second half she claimed a through ball and shot a screamer past the goal from the short-side of the box (extremely difficult).

All in all Tech dominated the offensive stat sheet, leading in shots 23-4. Thirteen of those were on goal, forcing the Golden Eagle keep to stay on her toes. Coach Stone commented that “the beauty of this team is they’re working hard enough and deserve to play, and then, when we play them, they’re producing.” The Red Raiders will continue their home stand tomorrow night against a tough North Texas team at 7pm.