Aug. 16, 2013
HOUSTON-RICE SOCCER EXHIBITION GAME CANCELLED ON FRIDAY
Friday's scheduled exhibition game featuring Houston at Rice has been cancelled due to heavy storms in the Houston area. The game will not be made up. Continue to follow Houston Soccer on Twitter @UHCougarSoccer or on Facebook /HoustonCougarSoccer during preseason training.
Houston Soccer to Play Exhibition Game at Rice - Friday at 7 pm
Houston Soccer will gear up for its final preseason exhibition game of 2013 at Rice on Friday at 7 pm. The Cougars are coming off a 1-0 win on the road at Northwestern State last week in their first preseason game.
Friday's contest at Rice will wrap up preseason play for Houston as it is set to begin the official 2013 season next Friday on the road at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a slated 4 pm game.
Senior Jasmine Martinez notched Houston's lone goal, assisted by junior Alexis Weaver last week at Northwestern State. The duo was accompanied by a shutout perfomance in the net by senior goal keeper Cami Koski.
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Houston Soccer Welcomes Three Division I Transfers to 2013 Team
With the 2013 Houston Soccer season just one week away, the Cougars and second-year head coach Chris Pfau have announced the addition of three Division I college transfers to this year’s squad as Courtney Dudley (Colorado), Lexa Green (Akron) and Sydnie Green (Missouri) join and are all eligible to compete this year for Houston.
“I am very excited about the addition of these three players,” Pfau said. “All three bring great background and experience that will add to our team. Courtney (University of Colorado) and Sydnie (University of Missouri) both hail from big programs and competed against the top teams in the country. This experience will help us as we begin play in The American Athletic Conference.”
“I was fortunate enough to coach Lexa at Akron and know the kind of talent she brings to this sport. She has been in a couple of Inter-Regional camps and can come in right away knowing how we play. All three are expected to make immediate impacts this season,” Pfau said.
Coski, Cook, Martinez Honored by CollegeSportsMadness.com
University of Houston Soccer seniors Cami Koski (First Team), Kylie Cook(Second Team) and Jasmine Martinez (Second Team) were honored on CollegeSportsMadness.com’s Preseason All-Conference squads, announced earlier this week.
The three were recognized among the elite players in The American Athletic Conference during the inaugural season. 13 players were named to each the First and Second Team. Koski was the lone goal keeper honored on the First Team, while Cook and Martinez were two of the four midfielders recognized on the Second Team.
“This is a great honor for all three of these players,” head coach Chris Pfau said. “I thought all three players had an incredible season for us last year and they truly were the big reason we made our conference tournament. I’m looking forward to watching them compete during their senior season and help us make a run in The American Athletic Conference.”
EXHIBITION GAME: UH 1, Northwestern St. 0 (Aug. 11, 2013) | BOX SCORE
The goal came after just three minutes and 17 seconds passed in the game and it proved to be enough as the Houston defense was solid, holding the Lady Demons to just six total shots.
Houston tallied 15 shots, including 10 in the second period. The Cougars were led by Martinez and junior Kelsey Zamora with three shots each, while Weaver, junior Kayla Walker and senior Natalie Juncos added two apiece.
Senior goal keeper Cami Koski played all 90 minutes, notching the shutout with four saves.