LA Tech Athletics Midweek Roundup

Louisiana Tech’s volleyball and soccer teams will both be in action tonight and through the weekend as fall sports continue to heat up in Lincoln Parish.

 Volleyball

The Lady Techster volleyball team will host Jackson State tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center in the home opener for the program. First serve is at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.

The contest can be seen live with a paid subscription to CUSA.tv.

Head coach Amber McCray’s team is 1-2 on the season after opening the weekend in Fayetteville, defeating Arkansas-Pine Bluff while falling to the host Razorbacks and Little Rock.

Sophomore Faith Menary earned all-tournament team honors after ending the event with a career-high 22-kill performance in the victory over the Golden Lions.

Jackson State enters the match with a 0-2 record after dropping matches to Auburn and Tennessee Tech at the War Eagle Invitational. The Tigers posted an impressive 11-1 mark in a conference-shortened season last year with the lone loss coming to C-USA foe WKU.

Tech is 12-1 all-time against Jackson State, including nine three-set sweeps in the series.

Soccer

Tech soccer will hit the road tonight as they travel south to Natchitoches to face Northwestern State at the Lady Demon Soccer Complex. First touch is at 7 p.m.

The Lady Techsters (2-2) are in the middle of a five-game road trip and are coming off a 2-0 loss at McNeese State Friday night in Lake Charles. Tech opened the season with a 9-0 win over East Texas Baptist and also posted a 4-0 win over Louisiana College.

Northwestern State, which leads the series against Tech 4-1-1, is 0-3-1 on the season with the one tie coming against Oral Roberts. The Lady Demons have lost to SMU, Prairie View A&M and nationally ranked Rice (lost in OT).

NSU was picked second in the preseason Southland Conference Coaches Poll, and has finished second each of the past two years.

Head coach Steve Voltz team will travel to Missouri this weekend to face Missouri State before returning home Sept. 10 to host Sam Houston State.

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