LETU YellowJackets Host ETBU Tigers in East Texas Showdown
Wed, Oct 8 2008
When it comes to rivalries in the American Southwest Conference of NCAA Division III, few match the intensity that an ETBU versus LETU showdown brings. The Tigers come to LETU Thursday night for a double-header in women’s and men’s soccer at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively.
The women’s game will kick off at 6 p.m. with both teams fighting for a playoff birth. Currently the YellowJackets sit in 10 th place with a 2-4-0 conference record while the Tigers are two places ahead in 8 th at 3-3-0. A win by LeTourneau would put the teams in a tie with six ASC games remaining. Four of the Jackets’ remaining games are at the friendly confines of the LeTourneau Soccer Complex. The women’s team comes in fresh off a victory over Schreiner University in which junior Kirby Posey recorded three goals and an assist in a 4-0 victory. The Tigers lost their last time out falling to Texas Lutheran 4-0.
In the 8 p.m. nightcap, the men will square off in what is sure to be a physical and fast paced competition. LETU’s men (3-2-1) are in a three-way tie with ETBU and HPU for 5 th place in the league. With the top six teams making it to the tourney, winning this match will put one team in a good position. The Jackets do have six remaining conference games with four of those coming on their home turf. A weekend ago, LETU lost a double OT game to Texas Lutheran University and then drew to a tie in double OT with Schreiner University. The Tigers fared the same last weekend dropping a tough game to TLU and tying SU.
Both teams are encouraging students and community fans to come out and support your YellowJackets by wearing blue and gold.