LA Tech, GSU notes from the weekend

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Staff Reports, including LA Tech Athletic Communications and GSU Athletic Communications

Bulldogs sweep in Puerto Rico: The Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team won its third game in three days, downing the LBP Red All-Stars by a final score of 108-91 on Friday afternoon at the Mario Morales Coliseum. With the victory, Tech posted a 3-0 mark in the summer tour. Five different Bulldogs notched double-digit points in Friday’s win, led by Dravon Mangum who had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  Cobe Williams had 16 points, followed by Keaston Willis with 14, T. Williams with 11 and David Green (playing in his first game) with 10.  Jordan Crawford was right there with nine points to go along with 10 assists.

Techster Soccer wins exhibition over ULM: The Lady Techster soccer team defeated ULM 2-0 Saturday night in Monroe in an exhibition match between the two programs. Tech opens the regular season this Thursday at 7 p.m. against Murray State at Robert Mac Caruthers Field. Single game tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 4-17), and $3 for groups of 10 or more.  Fans can also still purchase season tickets for all nine matches for $50. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at (318) 257-3631.  

GSU Soccer tabbed preseason favorites: The Grambling State University women’s soccer program received 136 total points and was predicted to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), the conference announced on Friday. Grambling State, which fell in the conference tournament championship game a year ago, grabbed one first-place vote and 136 points to earn the top spot. The Lady Tigers went 9-7-3 overall last season and 6-2-1 in conference play.  GSU opens its season Friday at LSU-Shreveport at 5:30 p.m.

Lady Tigers picked on preseason team: Grambling State University midfielder Kaydeen Jack and forward Lizbeth Aguero were named to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason Women’s Soccer teams, the conference announced on Thursday.  Jack was tabbed to the All-SWAC First Team, while Aguero earned to the All-SWAC Second Tam.  Jack, who was selected to represent the country of Trinidad & Tobago in a pair of CONCACAF World Championship qualifiers in February, started in 16 games last season and played in 1,427 minutes. She finished with six points, with a pair of goals in being named to the All-SWAC First Team in 2021.  Aguero, an All-SWAC Second Team selection in 2021, was second in goals scored (6) and points (13) for the Lady Tigers. She started in 16 games and logged in 1,053 minutes.   











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