Despite a drastic change in weather from Friday’s hot and humid double overtime match to today’s cold and windy conditions, Louisiana Tech pushed through the elements to claim a 1-0 victory over New Mexico State at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (10-1-3) followed up their grueling draw with No. 19 Denver with a win today bringing their unbeaten streak to eight games and giving them a very positive start to conference play. New Mexico State (1-9-3) came into today’s contest having only scored four goals, and their offensive woes continued as they drop to 0-2-1 in the WAC.
BATON ROUGE — When Ruston’s previously gone over the late-game situations in practice guard Tykeem Anderson is seldom the hero in waiting.
That all changed with the Bearcats’ season hanging in the balance.
Anderson drove nearly the length of the floor for a driving layup with 3.7 seconds left, lifting No. 21 Ruston to a 42-41 upset Friday of No. 12 Catholic High-Baton Rouge in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs.
Louisiana Tech’s Cameron Linck struck out 10 batters and received some run support with the help of back-to-back home runs by Cody Daigle and Chase Lunceford as the Bulldogs defeated Florida International 6-1 Saturday afternoon in front of 1,273 at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park to even the series.
Tech is now 19-12 overall this season and 7-7 in Conference USA play, while FIU fell to 17-20 and 5-9 in the league.
With the win, the Bulldogs tied the series against FIU at one game apiece with the rubber match scheduled for an 11 a.m. first pitch today in Ruston.