Sept. 29, 2013
STORRS, Conn. -- Playing in its fifth straight road contest, Houston Soccer would see UConn use a sound offense to net four goals en route to a 4-1 win over the Cougars on Sunday afternoon in American Athletic Conference play.
The Cougars (1-4-3, 0-2-0 American) narrowed UConn's (8-4, 2-0-0) lead to 2-1 on a goal by junior Kelsey Zamora - her first of the season and sixth of her career.
"We knew this was going to be a difficult game as UConn, for past 30 years, has been one of the top teams in the country," head coach Chris Pfau said. "The thing I was proud of was our team came out and competed and tried to play. We did some nice things and defended well as a team. We scored a very nice goal to get to 2-1, but our legs were tired at the end and they just have some special players that can break you down. UConn is by far the best team we have played this year. Not only do they have players all over the field, they have depth."
UConn took the early lead on a goal scored by Rachel Hill in the 35th minute. The Huskies built on their one-goal advantage following halftime when Hill netted her second straight goal in the 53rd minute.
Zamora's successful attempt trimmed the lead to one in the 62nd minute for Houston's first road goal since junior Kayla Walker's goal at Cal State Northridge on Sept. 6.
Hill led the offensive surge for the Huskies with three goals, while teammate Riley Houle added two assists and a goal for UConn.
Senior goalkeeper Cami Koski became the program leader in goalie games started with 52 credited to her name. She went on to collect 12 saves in today's loss - the 10th -most in a single game in program history.
UConn keeper Emily Armstrong earned her eighth win of the season, collecting three saves in 77 minutes of action.
Houston will return to Houston to host Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Thursday and Louisville at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Carl Lewis Complex.
2013 SEASON TICKETS
A season ticket package is available for $50 and is good for all remaining four 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.