Soccer Kicks Off Against USC and New Mexico. Texas Tech kicks off tonight against USC in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and will take on the Lobos on Sunday. There are links there to the live stats for Friday and stats and video on Sunday. Head coach Tom Stone says that USC is the hardest opening game Texas Tech has played:
“This is easily the hardest opening game we have had,” Texas Tech head coach Tom Stone said. “To play a team who I think is a contender to win the Pac-12 Championship, one of the top conferences in the country and face Keidane McAlpine one of the toughest coaches we will face all year, we have our work cut out for us. It is not the best balance when we get younger and USC gets older and we run into each other, but it is a great first game that has had our attention for a while. We are looking forward to the entire weekend. On Sunday we will face a team that is in our region who played us great in the spring. There is no easy out here this weekend and it will be a tough Friday and a tough Sunday. “
Beckie on with Sportsnet. Via SportsNet’s Sandra Prusina we have a lengthy Q&A with SportsNet and it’s really good. Here’s Beckie talking about it being her senior year:
Oh yeah. I just got back on campus a few weeks ago and I was like ‘Holy cow, it feels like yesterday I was stepping on campus as a freshmen, ready to go through two-a-days.’ It’s sad to be going through my last pre-season, but at the same time, everybody has their four years. I just hope that when I’m done I can be proud of the four years I’ve put in and not have any regrets. It definitely goes by way faster than you think. You hear people say, ‘No, four years is a long time’ and then you’re like me, standing on the field with one season to go and it’s just a blink of an eye.
Go read the whole thing. Beckie is one of the best that’s ever rolled through Texas Tech. E.O.D.