Fresh off a series split against Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech is set to step out of Conference USA play as the Bulldogs host I-20 foe Grambling State in a midweek matchup beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Tech comes into the game against Grambling State with a 9-10 overall record and a 1-4 mark in league play. The Bulldogs are coming off a series split against Southern Miss at home this past weekend after the Golden Eagles took Game 1, 13-4, before LA Tech won the second game, 2-1, on a walk-off wild pitch in the ninth inning.
Freshman Alexandra Starkova was named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Tournament team for singles after leading Louisiana Tech University to the leaguesemifinals last week at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver, Colo.
The native of Madrid, Spain was dominant at the No. 2 position, delivering straight set victories versus Texas State in the quarterfinals and No. 66 nationally-ranked San Jose State in the semis.
Starkova overpowered the Bobcats’ Melissa Hadad 6-1, 6-3 as the Lady Techsters advanced to the next round with a 4-0 shutout.
It is often necessary to adjust the game plan at halftime when a football team is engaged in an important game. If the defensive backs are locked in on the receivers every play, consideration is given to a few quick-hitters into the line by the running backs. Conversely, if the defensive linemen are clogging up the middle expecting a run, it’s time to air it out to receivers.