Tech beats Cincinnati, 2-1, advance to Big 12 Tournament semifinals

Texas Tech Soccer (Source: Devin Ward, KCBD)
Texas Tech Soccer (Source: Devin Ward, KCBD)
Published: Oct. 30, 2023 at 4:31 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2023 at 4:44 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Texas Tech soccer took on Cincinnati in Austin in the Big 12 Tournament on Monday with the Red Raiders squeezing by the Bearcats, 2-1.

The Red Raiders, the tournaments No. 1 seed, struck first in the game with a goal from Hannah Anderson at the 12:39 mark. Sam Courtwright, the Big 12′s Freshman of the Year, was on the assist to Anderson.

Cincinnati responded in the second half with a goal by Laura Zemberyova knotting things up 1-1 with 56:52 on the clock.

Tech’s Madison White proved why she was named the Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Year following a diving save from an outside shot on goal attempt by Cincinnati. White’s save came at the 82nd minute-mark of action

Tech, with just over one minute of regular time remaining, took the 2-1 lead with a goal off of the left foot of Gissell Kozarski. Once again, Courtwright was there for the assist.

The Red Raiders move on to the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament where they will play Texas at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday with action streaming live on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.