LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech dominated the North Texas Mean Green Sunday night, 4-0, to improve to 3-1-0 and complete a dominant home opener weekend. The Red Raiders rattled off 24 shots to North Texas's three.
The Tech win came thanks to four second half goals. The two squads were scoreless after the first 45, despite several chances coming from both teams. Tech was the aggressor against an aggressive Mean Green squad, totaling 10 shots in the first half.
With the scoreboard showing all zeroes after halftime, Tech exploded after exiting the locker room. The first score came nine minutes after the half started when Kirsten Davis burst up the right side of the box and ripped one towards net with her left foot. The shot was heading right for the leg of Macy Schultz, who deflected it off her thigh and past the North Texas goalkeeper to open scoring.
Nearly 20 minutes later, Charlotte Teeter doubled the Tech lead after finding herself on the end of a cross from Demi Koulizakis. Koulizakis battled for the ball down the left side before sending it to the far side of the box. There, Teeter gathered it and finished across her body to the top corner for her first score of the season.
The Mean Green lasted another four minutes before ceding another to the Red Raiders, this one coming off the foot of Jade King. This time, Jayne Lydiatt served one down the right side of the field, where King motored towards net before netting her first score of the season, making her the third Tech player of the game to record her first marker of the season.
With the game already on ice, Marisa Weichel knocked in an unnecessary but stellar insurance goal. Koulizakis was again behind the momentum, physically dominating a Mean Green defender who was attempting to block her from the ball and let it roll out for a goal kick. The Australian forced her way to the ball and broke towards net, where she dished a pass to Weichel. The freshman one-timed it in for her second one-touch goal of the season. Weichel, despite playing for less than a full half of a game, is the lone freshman to have multiple goals this season.
Tech will remain in Lubbock for the next week. The Red Raiders will celebrate their six seniors Friday night at 7 p.m. against Abilene Christian.