LA Tech soccer announces fall slate

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech women’s soccer head coach Steve Voltz announced the team’s 18-game regular-season schedule featuring a new eight-game Conference USA slate.

With the additions of New Mexico State, Liberty, Sam Houston State, and Jacksonville State replacing Florida Atlantic, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte, UAB, and UTSA, LA Tech will face a revamped conference landscape. In addition, UTEP, Middle Tennessee, WKU, and FIU will join Tech as the reaming familiar faces of Conference USA.

“There is a lot of transition in college athletics right now, and to see how diligent Conference USA was in adding several top-level institutions to our league has been great to see,” said Head Coach Steve Voltz. “On the soccer side of things, the league added some elite programs, which will continue to test our team every week and keep our league profile at a very high level. Travel will continue to be tough in this league, but I am sure our student-athletes will continue to excel in the classroom and on the field as they face these new challenges. With these great teams joining CUSA, our work is cut out for us.”

Tech will kick off the Fall with a two-game road trip to Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colo., to face Colorado College (Aug. 17) and Colorado State (Aug. 20), followed by a return to Ruston for the home opener against ULM at The Mack on Aug. 24.

The Techsters will play McNeese at home three days later (Aug. 27) before taking three of the following four on the road before starting conference play. First, Tech will travel to Waco, Texas, to face Baylor (Aug. 31), then travel south to meet the University of Houston on Sep. 3. LA Tech will make a quick return to Ruston to see Nicholls State on Sep. 7 before continuing to Mississippi to take on Ole Miss, Sep. 10.

Tech will open CUSA play on the road at New Mexico State on Sunday, Sept. 17, in Las Cruces, N.M., before back-to-back matches at home against Jacksonville State (Sept. 21) and UTEP (Sept. 24) at Robert Mack Caruthers Field.

The Techsters will begin the month of October on the road at Sam Houston State (Oct. 1) before a non-conference visit from Grambling on Oct. 4, followed by a visit to Bowling Green, Ky., to face WKU on Oct. 12.

Tech will finish the conference slate with two of their final three at home, beginning with Middle Tennessee in Ruston (Oct. 15), a trip to FIU on Oct. 22, and playing the regular season finale against Liberty on Oct. 29 at The Mack.

Louisiana Tech and Ruston will also play host to the 2023 Conference USA Women’s Soccer Championship from Nov. 1-5.