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    Final Stats

    1 2 F
    Arizona 0 2 2
    Houston 1 0 1
     

    Quick Stats UH Opp.
    Goals 1 2
    Shots 6 20
    Shots on Goal 4 14
    Saves 12 3
    Offsides 0 4
    Fouls 6 5
    Cards (Y/R) 1 (Y) 0
     

    Statistical Leaders
    Goals Assists Shots Minutes
    Jasmine Martinez 1 0 2 90
    GA Saves Shots Min
    Cami Koski 2 12 20 90
     
    TEMPE, Ariz. - The University of Houston soccer team fell to Arizona 2-1 in their final game at the Sun Devil Desert Classic Sunday afternoon.

    Houston jumped to an early 1-0 lead when Kylie Cook found Jasmine Martinez in the 26th minute for a shot to the lower left corner.

    "We came out and played a good first half," head coach Chris Pfau said. "We came out with confidence and some good energy. We created a couple of good scoring opportunities and scored a nice goal."

    The Wildcats scored the equalizer in the 54th minute when Brie DeFelice scored off a rebound. Eleven minutes later, Arizona would score the game-winner on a penalty kick and hold on to victory.

    "In the second half, we didn't deal with pressure well and lost our legs, and that hurt us," Pfau said. "We fought to the end and had a chance to tie the game. If we can learn to play the same way no matter what the situation is, we will do well."

    Junior keeper Cami Koski would get the loss, despite having a career high 12 saves on the game. Each team in the Classic finished 1-1.

    "This weekend was a tough trip, but it will really help us in the long run," Pfau said. "Both games put us in tough situations and made us deal with them. If we continue to build on these kinds of games it should be a good ride."

    ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
    Houston's Kaci Bush, Cami Koski and Jasmine Martinez were named to the Sun Devil Desert Classic All-Tournament Team.

    "This honor is very well deserved," Pfau said. "They all had a great weekend against two very good teams."

    Bush was a vital role, helping hold the Sun Devils scoreless in the 1-0 win Friday. The senior defender started and played the entire 90 minutes of both matches.

    Koski notched 18 saves and allowed only two goals in the two matches. The Missouri City, Texas, native posted six saves in route to her 12th career shutout against the Sun Devils. She followed that performance with career-high of 12 saves in the loss against Arizona.

    Martinez tallied both Houston goals during the tournament. She now leads the club with four goals and eight points. The junior midfielder's goal against ASU was her first game-winner for the 2012 season.

    UP NEXT
    The Cougars will host UTSA at 1 p.m., Sept. 16 in their final non-conference game. Conference play will begin against SMU, Sept. 21 at Robertston Stadium.

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