With a final score of 11-9, Tech defeated the LAX Frogs last year, knocking them out of the running for the playoffs. The LAX Frogs are now looking to defeat their conference opponent, which would bring them one game closer to a spot in the playoffs for the first time in program history.
“It’s definitely a motivating factor,” coach Mark Miller said of the loss to Tech last year. “We had a lot of talk this year about getting to the playoffs and not making that achievement.”
Miller said Tech is a physical and intimidating team and TCU would match that right from the beginning of the game.
Team captain Steele Struble said this year’s team is the most dedicated he’s seen. Struble also said the team’s seniors are ready for their first playoff appearance and first championship.
“I don’t think anybody else wants it more than the seniors,” Struble said. “There’s no other option. We’re winning it.”
The team is coming off a 10-9 loss to Texas A&M in overtime Feb. 6. Long-stick midfielder Charley Lloyd said the team came out slow in that game.
“If we come out focused mentally and prepared physically, then we’re not going to lose,” Lloyd said.
TCU vs. Texas Tech
When: 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: TCU intramural fields
The game is free of charge and open to everyone.