Sept. 2, 2010
Friday - 7 p.m.
Houston Cougars (3-0-0) at TCU Horned Frogs (2-2-0)
Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium
Sunday - 1 p.m.
Houston Cougars (3-0-0) at Baylor Bears (3-1-0)
Betty Lou Mays Field
HOUSTON - The Cougar soccer team heads north this weekend to face intrastate rivals TCU and Baylor. Houston plays TCU 7 p.m., on Friday and faces Baylor at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Cougars have opened their 2010 campaign in unregistered waters for Houston soccer. Through the first three games, Houston has shutout their opponents and won all three matches for the first time in program history while outscoring their opponents 9-0.
"We have got off to a great start and hope to keep that momentum going through this next set of road games," head coach Susan Bush said. "We have played great as a team so far - keeping pressure on their defense with our front line which in turn keeps our backline fresh and able to fend off their counterattacks."
Senior Melanie Adelman leads the Cougars in goals scored (2) and points (5). The Houston offense has evenly distributed the scoring chances with eight players having recorded a goal already.
Redshirt freshman Cami Koski and true freshman Chelsea Meyers have kept the nets from moving this year by posting shutouts in their first collegiate games.
This past weekend, the Cougars outshot their opposition 26-8 and scored seven second half goals.
The Horned Frogs are 2-2-0 this season with 7-0 and 6-0 wins over Texas Southern and Sam Houston State. TCU dropped their opener 3-0 in Lubbock against Texas Tech and last Friday's match against Southern California 1-0.
Four TCU players are tied for the team-lead in goals with two a piece. TCU has scored 13 goals and allowed four this season.
Houston trails TCU in the all-time series 2-8 although eight games have been decided by a single goal. The last time these two teams faced off on Sept. 30, 2007, TCU prevailed over Houston 1-0 in an overtime match.
Baylor holds a 3-1 record this season with wins over Rice, McNeese State and Houston Baptist and a loss against Arizona State. The Cougars and Bears share two common opponents (McNeese State and Houston Baptist) so far this season although Houston faced Houston Baptist in an exhibition match. The two teams posted identical goal scores/goal allowed totals although the two teams inverted their scores vs. their opposition.
Sophomore Hanna Gilmore leads the team in points (nine) and goals (four) and ranks second in the Big 12. The Bears have scored 15 goals and allowed three so far this season.
The Cougars play at home next weekend with a 5 p.m. match on Friday at the Carl Lewis Complex and a 7 p.m. showdown with Texas Southern at Robertson Stadium on Sunday.
The Cougar Soccer Moms will be hosting a tailgate for Sunday's match and welcome any students or fans to come join them for some pregame festivities at the pavilions right next to the entrance of Robertson Stadium.