The Golden Eagle soccer team lost to in-state rival Middle Tennessee State University Sunday, 3-0. The scoring came early for the Blue Raiders as they capitalized on all of their chances within the game’s first 26 minutes. Tech (1-6) came out in the second half a new team with a changed game plan that proved to hold off MTSU for the remainder of the game.
Head coach Daniel Brizard said, “After the first 25 minutes we played well. It was an even game from then on out. Towards the end we went in to a different formation and pressed higher into play.”
Sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Brown has continuously been a standout for Tech this season with 53 saves to date.
“We were better than what the score showed and we have to prove that with our play and actions,” Brown said. “We have to expect more of ourselves and others while maintaining a positive mentality.”
The team heads into its final weekend of non-conference play Friday against rival UT-Chattanooga.
“Every practice session this week is going to be more physical and mentally challenging with more intensity all around,” Brizard said. “They need to know when to turn it on once they cross that white line. They have to bring it.”
The game will be held on the Tech Soccer Field at 4 p.m. Friday’s match will also kick off the 2013-14 debut of the Golden Eagle Sports Network video broadcast stream. Fans who are unable to catch the live action can listen to the game on the OVC Digital Network.
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