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Texas Tech Wins First Big 12 Soccer Championship
November 08, 2015

Texas Tech converted a late goal and held the Kansas offense scoreless en route to a 1-0 victory and its first crown at the Big 12 Soccer Championship.

Freshman Gabbie Puente netted the lone score of the contest in the 85th minute. After a shot by Tech senior Caity Heap was deflected by KU goalkeeper Maddie Dobyns, freshman Jordan Duke collected the ball on the left side. Duke then distributed the ball to Puente, who fired a shot into the lower right-hand corner of the net. It was the third goal of the season for Puente, while Duke recorded her first assist of 2015.

Junior Lauren Watson made two saves in goal for Texas Tech and finished with a championship-high 10 stops en route to being named the Defensive Most Outstanding Player. TTU senior Janine Beckie was named the event’s Offensive Most Outstanding Player after recording three points and 15 shots.

The Red Raiders have earned the conference’s automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Championship. The entire 64-team field will be announced on Monday, November 9 at 3:30 pm CT with the selection show broadcast live at

Big 12 Championship - Offensive Most Outstanding Player
Janine Beckie, Texas Tech, F

Big 12 Championship - Defensive Most Outstanding Player
Lauren Watson, Texas Tech, GK

Big 12 Championship - All-Tournament Team
Bri Campos, Baylor, F
Maddie Dobyns, Kansas, GK
Liana Salazar, Kansas, MF
Janine Beckie, Texas Tech, F
Caity Heap, Texas Tech, MF/F
Alli Murphy, Texas Tech, MF
Gwennie Puente, Texas Tech,F
Lauren Watson, Texas Tech, GK
Kadeisha Buchanan, West Virginia, D
Amanda Hill, West Virginia, M
Kailey Utley, West Virginia, F


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