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The Morning Stake: Soccer Falls to USC; Lady Raider Schedule 2015-16 Released

Soccer falls to USC; Lady Raiders basketball gets their 2015-16 schedule and Cantrell and Lauderdale catch one-handed.

Soccer

Texas Tech Falls to USC. The Red Raiders fell to USC last night, 2-1, in the opening match for the Red Raiders. Head coach Tom Stone said that it was a tough game, but gave credit to USC:

“I was happy with the first half and how we moved the ball and played with good balance,” added Stone. “As the game went on we did not take care of the ball like we hoped to.”

Texas Tech will play New Mexico Sunday at 2:00 pm

Softball

McMichael Named Assistant Coach. Texas Tech announced that head coach Adrian Gregory hired Iyhia McMichael as an assistant coach. McMichael previously played at Mississippi State and coached at University of Ohio last year.

Lady Raider Basketball

2015-16 Schedule Released. The Big 12 released the 2015-16 schedule and head coach Candi Whitaker is excited about the schedule:

We’re very excited about our schedule,” Whitaker said. “We open with our Education Day game against Niagara on the morning of November 13th. Last season we had several thousand elementary students in the arena and we think this is a great way to kick off our season. We travel to Vegas for the South Point Shootout and it offers us a chance to play two high-quality programs. Washington is expected to be a top-25 team this season so that’s a great opportunity for us. Looking ahead to the Big 12, we know every opponent is going to be tough. We are looking forward to that challenge and we have a group of young ladies who will embrace it. We’re ready to get started.

Basketball

Canadian Analyst Impressed. Everything Lubbock’s Brian Holland talked with Peter Yannopoulos, a former coach at UMass and current Canadian college basketball analyst, had lots of good things to say about this Texas Tech squad, saying that the win against Carlton was a pretty good win and a team that handled themselves well:

“Watching them in the first game I knew immediately this was a Tubby Smith team that is going to be very successful,” said Yannopoulos. “You saw immediately they have a lot of athleticism, they play hard and compete…and it’s kind of hard because this is August and they haven’t been practicing a lot. “

Football

One Handed.

I expect that someone will express dissatisfaction that Lauderdale and Cantrell are not catching tennis balls being caught in 3 . . 2 . . 1 . .

Miscellaneous. Via Newy Scruggs (a TV anchor in the DFW area) TCU’s WR Cameron Echols-Luper will transfer to Arkansas State as he wants to play quarterback. Echols-Luper only caught 2 passes last year, but was the primary punt returner . . . Land Grant Gauntlet plays out week 6 . . .

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