HOUSTON -- The Houston Soccer team erupted for three second half goals in a 4-1 rout of ECU in its final home match of the 2017 season at the Carl Lewis Complex.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a 45 minute rain delay, ECU took an early lead, notching its only goal of the match inside the 18th minute.
The Cougars offense managed to maintain steady possession of the ball for a large portion of the match, putting pressure the ECU defense. Mia Brascia put herself in scoring position early, taking advantage of a deflected ball inside the box and notching her fourth goal of the season to tie the match. Jazmin Grant would be credited for the assist.
After the break Houston continued to barrage ECU goalkeeper Michelle Newhouse with shots. Selena Peters would connect with Jazmin Grant on a cross from the left corner of the box from 15-yards out to score the second goal of the afternoon for the Cougars. Before anyone could catch their breath, Grant returned the favor, and assisted on Peter's seventh goal this season on a play mimicking the one before.
With a three goal lead and over 20 minutes to play, Hannah Dauzat got in on the offensive flurry. Dauzat would find the back of the net from 10-yards out after getting by an ECU defender. The senior notched her sixth goal of the season.
- This is the second time this season Houston has notched four goals.
- Houston outshot ECU 25-14 overall and 13-5 in the second period.
- 13 different Cougars recorded goals, led by Grant with five shots four of which were on target.
- Houston now has 29 goals this season, the most since the 2011 season when the Cougars had 29 goals in 19 games.
- This the third match this season that a Cougar has notched multiple assists.
- Grant is now second on the team with five assists.
- Peters now has assists in back-to-back games, for two this season.
- This weekend marks the first time Houston has had back-to-back conference wins since joining the American Athletic Conference.
- Houston has notched three conference wins this season so far for its highest conference win total since joining the AAC
- Grant has now recorded an assist of goal in each of the last three matches.
- Brascia has scored in each of the last two matches for Houston.
- Houston is now 7-8-1 on the season and 3-5-0 in conference.
Houston will gear up for a pivotal match in Dallas with conference tournament implications, slated for Oct. 26.
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.
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