After a 1-0 loss to UT Chattanooga on Wednesday, the Tennessee
Tech soccer team is back home, getting ready to face UNC Asheville
on Sept. 21.
The Golden Eagle defense was solid against Chattanooga, and continues to improve as conference play nears.
"The whole back four played very well," assistant coach Chris Walker said. "Kristin (Hennek) played probably the best game she's played all year."
However, the Golden Eagles were unable to convert on the other end of the field.
"It was back and forth the entire game, we controlled the ball for 20 minutes, then they would control it for 20 minutes," Walker said. "They played hard for 90 minutes, the effort was there the entire time. We just need to find a way to put the ball into the goal."
UNC Asheville comes to Cookeville with a 2-5-1 record. The Bulldogs beat Tech 1-0 in 2007. Asheville has gone to overtime three times already in 2008, going 1-1-1 in those matches.
Tech continues to work hard, as they try to take advantage of a four-game home-stand beginning Sunday.
"We had a great training session for two hours this morning. Everybody worked really hard, and we're talking to each other."
On Sept. 25, the Golden Eagles welcome future-OVC opponent SIU-Edwardsville to Tech Soccer Field, before Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky visit Tech to open up conference play on Sept. 28 and Oct. 3. Admission to Tech home soccer matches is free.