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Techster soccer returns home after tough road trip

October 17, 2011

SARAH BROWN
Co-Sports Editor

After falling 3-1 to Utah State Sunday afternoon, the Lady Techster soccer team looks to “vandalize” Idaho at home at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Techsters stand 8-4-4 overall and 1-2-0 in Western Athletic Conference play.

Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Updyke continues to be a force in goal with 54 saves this season, 10 shy of the 64 saves she recorded in the 2010 season.

Senior defender Olivia Lukasewich has recorded six goals this season while senior defender Scotti Culton, sophomore defender/forward Taylor Dennis and freshman midfielder Abby Sentz follow behind with three goals apiece.

Culton also leads the Techsters in assists, as she has recorded six on the season with her crossing abilities on set pieces.

Idaho will be coming off an Oct. 14 game at New Mexico State before coming to Ruston to take on the tough Techsters.

The Vandals stand 5-8-2 overall and 1-2-0 in WAC play.

They have lost all five of their away games.

Idaho is led by Chelsea Small, who has recorded seven goals on the season, followed by Bailey Hewitt with four.

Sunday’s battle against Idaho will be a tough one for the Techsters, but fans should expect an aggressive game, as the Techsters have recorded two straight losses and have something to prove.

The Lady Techsters will continue WAC play after Sunday’s match-up against Idaho by hitting the road to play Fresno State at 9 p.m. Oct. 21 and San Jose State at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 before returning to Ruston Oct. 30 to host Hawaii.

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