Soccer Wins 1-0 Over Tulsa in Double Overtime
Sept. 26, 2010
HOUSTON - After 105 minutes of scoreless play, Kaitlin Thulin's goal off Kylie Cook's cross sent the home crowd happy and lifted the Cougars to a 2-0 Conference USA record. With the win, Houston improves to 7-2-1 making that their best start in program history.
After dominating their opponent in shots and shots on goal for the ninth time this season, the Cougars were unable to break through Tulsa's goalkeeper for the majority of the game. Houston outshot Tulsa 20-5 and 10-2 in shots on goal.
In the second overtime period, Kylie Cook found some space down the right side and dribbled through some defenders to line up her cross. After finding Thulin inside the box, Cook delivered a well placed ball that Thulin didn't even allow to hit the ground before sending it into the back of the net.
"It felt great when that ball went in," said senior forward Kaitlin Thulin. "We've been connecting very well within our offense and just needed one goal to drop in for us. We need to protect our home field and that's what we did today.
Cami Koski didn't have many saves but often took the ball away from Tulsa's forwards by aggressively running up to stop the through balls. Koski made two saves on the afternoon for her fourth shutout of the season. That mark is already good enough for third most in Houston history in a single season.
"Cami is getting better every game, she's gaining more confidence every game and we're all happy."
Danielle Munoz had another impressive game along the back and helped provide cover all afternoon for her keeper.
"Danielle is a key player in our back line. She has great speed and times her tackles well. She is a difference maker along the back line."
Houston is 3-3-5 in overtime games under Bush.