Sept. 15, 2013
HOUSTON -- Playing in its fourth straight overtime game, Houston Soccer finished in a 0-0, double-overtime draw at Houston Baptist, led by senior goalkeeper Sydney George in net, recording a career-high 11 saves and first shutout of the year, Sunday evening.
With the tie, Houston will return home with a 1-2-3 overall record and has now tallied three double-overtime draws, including two straight this season.
George played all 110 minutes in goal, notching a career-best 11 saves, surpassing her previous high of seven, which came at Colorado College on Oct. 9, 2011. She went on to record her first shutout of the year.
The Cougars have already played in four overtime games this season - the most by any Houston Soccer team since four were played during the 2009 season.
Houston tallied a season-high 16 shots, led by junior Kayla Walker's seven and three on goal. Junior Alexis Weaver put up two shots, one landing on goal, while freshman Megan Goh, sophomore Meaghan Brascia, and seniors Rebekah Horsey and Jasmine Martinez each added a shot on goal.
After seeing a 0-0 tie after the first 45 minutes, Houston put up a valiant effort with 10 shots - two on goal in the next 45 minutes to keep Houston Baptist on edge. Both keepers made a save in overtime.
With the tie, Houston still owns the all-time record over Houston Baptist at 3-1-0.
George's record in goal this season improved to 1-1-1, while Houston Baptist goalkeeper Stephanie Castellon is now 1-3-1 in goal after her shutout and eight-save performance.
2013 SEASON TICKETS
A season ticket package is available for $50 and is good for all remaining five home matches. The tickets are also part of a flexible ticket package that is good for any game. With the flexible ticket package, fans are given the opportunity to either use one ticket for each home game or multiple tickets to a few games.
Tickets can be purchased at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office in the Athletics/Alumni Center or on the phone at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at www.UHCougars.com.
Houston will host Louisiana-Lafayette at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Carl Lewis Complex for Senior Day. All 11 seniors will be recognized prior to kickoff.