Tech soccer to host Appalachian State, Vanderbilt

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Tech soccer team will play its first two home matches of the season Sept. 5 against Appalachian State and Sept. 7 against Vanderbilt.

Head coach Becky Fletcher is expecting a close match on Friday against an 0-0-1 Mountaineer squad.

"Appalachian State should be a lot like Winthrop, another close game," Fletcher said, comparing the match to Tech's 3-2 loss at Winthrop on Aug. 29. "Against Winthrop, we got off to a great start, the girls were flying all over the place."

But after giving up eight goals to Charlotte on Aug. 31, the focus this week was on defense.

"Today all we worked on was not giving up goals," Fletcher said.

Friday's match against Appalachian State begins at 4 p.m., and the Sept. 7 match starts at 1 p.m. Admission to all Tennessee Tech home soccer matches is free.