Tech Soccer hosts ULL today at 1 p.m.

LA Tech hosts ULL at 1 p.m. today at Robert Mack Caruthers Field.

Louisiana Tech Soccer wraps up the four-game season-opening home stand inside Robert Mack Caruthers Field with an instate matchup with UL-Lafayette this Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.

MATCH INFORMATION

Date/Time: Sunday, Aug. 28 | 1 p.m.

Location: Robert Mack Caruthers Field (Ruston, La.)

Tickets: LATechSports.com/Tickets

Live Stats: LATechSports.com/Stats

Live Stream: CUSA.tv

Series: Tied 2-2-0

ABOUT LA TECH (2-1-0)

Louisiana Tech picked up their second win of the season with a 1-0 shutout win over Abilene Christian Friday night at The Mack. The win was the 175th in program history over its 19 years of competition.

Sydnee Korchak went the distance in goal for LA Tech picking up her second win of the season and claiming her second career shutout. Korchak notched four saves in the win.

Alma Cedefors scored her first goal of the season off Caitlin Le Roux’s first assist of her career. Riley Bonadie was also credited with an assist, the second of her season and career.

Tech is finishing up a four-game season-opening home stand inside Robert Mack Caruthers Field. Tech is now 5-1 in non-conference play at The Mack.

LA Tech has compiled 30 shots through three games with 18 coming on goal and have netted four goals off of five assists for a total of 13 points.

Tech’s opponents have put 17 shots on target out of the 40 total attempted scoring five goals against the LA Tech defense. LA Tech’s keepers have netted 11 saves and a .668 save percentage through three games.

ABOUT UL-LAFAYETTE (1-0-1)

The Ragin’ Cajuns come into Ruston with one win, one tie, and one game postponed due to weather.

ULL opened the season with a 2-1 win over FIU in Lafayette before tying in Stephen F. Austin 2-2 in dramatic fashion in the final 90 seconds of regulation.

Their home matchup with Houston, which was scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25, was postponed due to inclement weather.

The trip to Ruston will be Lafayette’s first road trip of the 2022 season. Last year, ULL posted a 2-7-1 record on the road.

UL-Lafayette returns two all-conference players in senior forward Karleen Bedre and sophomore defender Ruthny Mathurin.

Bedre, a second-team all-Sun Belt selection, led the team in points (15), assists (5), and scored two game-winning goals during the 2021 campaign. Bedre was also named LSWA first-team All-Louisiana in 2021.

Mathurin, a second-team selection, finished as the team’s third-leading scorer (two goals, four assists) as a freshman.

Sophomore midfielder Hailly Waterhouse leads the Cajuns in goals scored (2), points (4), and shots (10) in their first two games of the 2022 season.

In goal, the Ragin Cajuns are anchored by junior Libby Harper who has started 18 matches, including both this season. The Hatfield, England native and Akron transfer earned MAC freshman of the year honors in 2019 before transferring to Lafayette. She has a 6-9-3 record at ULL posting two shutouts with 69 saves.

ULL has out shot their opponents 28-18 and hold a 12-9 advantage in shots on goal so far this season.

THE SERIES

This will be the fifth overall meeting between the in-state schools with the overall series tied at 2-2-0.

Three of the previous meetings have come in Lafayette including the last match in 2020 which ULL took 2-0.

LA Tech has won the only other game played in Ruston which came back in 2014 where the Techsters came out on top 2-0.

Three of the four matches have ended in shutouts including the first ever meeting which dates back to 2004.

TICKETS

Single-game tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 4-17). All tickets are general admission in the new facility with stands comprised of bleacher-style seating with backs.

Tickets can be purchased now at LATechSports.com/tickets or by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at (318) 257-3631. Single-game tickets can also be purchased on a walk-up basis with gates opening one hour before the matches.

STADIUM POLICIES/PARKING

Clear bags are required at all Louisiana Tech athletic events. Fans must sit in the stands and cannot be on the field, on the grass hill, or the sidewalks. 

Parking is free and available alongside Stadium Blvd. as well as west of Dr. Billy Bundrick Field. To access the field, fans will enter the main entrance of the Soccer/Softball complexes and go up the steps on the southwest corner of Robert Mack Caruthers Field. An elevator is available for ADA fans or those who do not believe they can get up the stairs. Fans are encouraged to read the Gameday A-Z Guide and review the Clear Bag Policy for any questions regarding the gameday experience.


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