Soccer Falls, 2-0, In Season Opener

Goalkeeper Cami Koski

Aug. 17, 2012

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HOUSTON- The University of Houston soccer program dropped its 2012 season opener to Stephen F. Austin 2-0 in Nacogdoches, Texas on Friday.

The Cougars had some good scoring attempts in the first half but were unable to get on the scoreboard. In the ninth minute, junior midfielder Whitney Rosenheim chipped one over SFA's goalkeeper but was saved by a defender.

SFA controlled the field for most of the half but Houston got another look with eight minutes left in the half when senior forward Katelyn Rhodes put the ball in the goal but it was quickly pick up by the goalkeeper.

In the second half, the Cougars just couldn't find their rhythm and allowed two goals late in the game. Senior forward Laura Sadler struck first in the 65th minute with a high-flying ball giving the Ladyjacks a 1-0 lead. Freshman midfielder Rachel Owens finished the scoring in the 75th minute when she fired to the right corner from a distance.

"We played scared and very tentative tonight," head coach Chris Pfau said. "The team took a step back but we will learn from this and bounce back at home."

The Cougars will host Houston Baptist at 7 p.m., Sunday at Robertson Stadium. Houston holds the series record against the Huskies 2-1.

Houston Soccer season tickets are available now. For $50, fans can enjoy the Flex Ticket plan, which allows you to use your tickets how you desire--one ticket per game or multiple tickets to fewer games. For more information regarding season tickets, call the UH Athletic Ticket office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit http://www.uhcougars.com/tickets/hou-tickets.html.


Houston Soccer group tickets are available to organizations of 10 or more people who purchase tickets in advance. Group pricing is not available at the door.

Group Ticket deals are available as follows:
• Groups 15-49: $4
• Groups 50-99: $3
• Groups 100+: $2
To order group tickets, call the Athletics Ticket office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or email grouptickets@uh.edu.



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