#HTownHustle Stumbles on the Road

HOUSTON - The Houston Soccer team came up short in its first road match of the season, falling to Cal-State Northridge in a 2-0 decision.

How It Happened
Cal-State Northridge got out to an early lead after picking up its first goal inside the 16th minute. Cynthia Sanchez capitalized off a deflection and was able to knock the ball into the net.

Houston had several chances but came up just short, and a timely foul inside the 63rd minute led to a successful penalty kick to increase the CSUN lead to two.

Four Cougars recorded shots during the match, led by Georgi Dolence with three.

Rachel Estopare played every minute in goal for Houston, collecting a match-high eight saves on 10 attempts.

Houston falls to 2-1-0 on the season and 123-185-37 overall.

Houston was outshot 20-6 by CSUN and trailed for the first time this season.

The Cougars are now 0-2 against CSUN and 0-2 against Big West opponents.

Up Next
Houston will continue its road swing when its heads back to Houston to take on Rice Sunday at 7 p.m.

The Houston Athletics Ticket Office is proud to offer the Shasta Pass for the 2017-18 athletic season. For just $80, Cougar fans can purchase one Shasta Pass, which allows season-long general admission entrance to all Houston Soccer, Women's Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball home games. To purchase a Shasta Pass, click HERE. Fans that purchase a Shasta Pass will enter the game on a VIP List at the entrance to each sport facility. Please bring a Photo ID.

Fans can keep up with the latest in University of Houston Cougar athletics by following us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HoustonAthletics), Twitter (@UHCougars), Instagram (houstoncougars) and YouTube.com (Youtube.com/UHAthletics). In addition, the soccer team has established its own official Facebook (Facebook.com/UHCougarSoccer) and Twitter pages (@UHCougarSoccer), which provide regular updates on the team and live results during home matches.




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