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Seniors end soccer season at home, fall to Rainbow Wahine

November 3, 2011

Senior defender Scotti Culton makes a play against Hawaii Oct. 30. The match-up was the final game for the Techster seniors. – Photo by Dacia Idom

ANNA CLAIRE THOMAS
Co-Sports Editor

 

The Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team has finished their season off in heartbreaking fashion after falling to Hawaii 1-0 in overtime Sunday.

 

The game wrapped up a season full of shortcomings and near misses for the Lady Techsters as they said farewell to seven seniors who helped build the program from the bottom up.

 

Seniors Rachel King, Scotti Culton, Cat Buchanan, Brittany Coffinbargar, Olivia Lukasewich, Amy Quintana and Chelsea White came to Tech as head coach Kevin Sherry’s first recruiting class and paved the way for future Techsters to thrive under his direction and guidance.

 

The Techsters are losing their most productive players in Lukasewich, King and Culton.

 

Lukasewich and Culton led the team in goals and assists respectively while King leaves Tech as the all-time leading goal scorer.

 

While this season has not been their best statistically, considering where the program was when they started as freshmen, these seniors helped build a team that Tech could be proud of.

 

These seven seniors were instrumental in the success of the Lady Techsters soccer team for the past few seasons, leading them to their best season in school history in 2010 and their first WAC Tournament berth last season, which was held in Ruston.

 

After finishing the season with an overall record of 8-8-4 and going 1-6 in Western Athletic Conference play, the Techsters will look to next season where they will have five seniors leading the team with hopes of another successful season.

 

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