Sept. 19, 2013
HOUSTON — Due to inclement weather across the city of Houston, Friday’s originally scheduled non-conference home soccer match between Houston and Louisiana-Lafayette has been cancelled and will not be made up.
Expected showers and rain throughout the area has forced both coaching staffs to reevaluate the playing surfaces and ultimately make the decision to cancel Friday’s contest.
Houston will return to play when it opens its American Athletic Conference slate next week on the road. The Cougars will travel to Temple for a 3 p.m. CT contest on Thursday before meeting UConn at Noon CT on Sunday.
If fans have any questions regarding previously purchased tickets for Friday’s contest or look to purchase tickets for any of the remaining four home games, contact the Houston Athletics’ Ticket Office at (713) GO-COOGS.
SENIOR DAY MOVED TO OCT. 27
Due to Friday’s Senior Day match being cancelled, Houston will now honor its 11 senior student-athletes during the Cougars’ final home match of the year on Sunday, Oct. 27 vs. USF at 1 p.m.
Houston holds a record of 1-2-3 – having played its last four games to overtime – three of which have ended in double-overtime draws. The Cougars’ defense has been steady – led by the solid goalkeeping efforts by seniors Cami Koski and Sydney Green. The two have combined for three shutouts already this season and three straight weekly American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week accolades. Koski paces the two with 40 saves and a 0-1-2 record, while George has accounted for 18 saves and a 1-1-1 record. Leading the way offensively is junior Kayla Walker with two goals on 13 shots, seven of which have landed on goal. Senior Jasmine Martinez holds the team lead with two assists, while senior Kylie Cook and junior Alexis Weaver each have a goal and assist to their name, respectively.
Houston’s defense has been exceptional – as noted the 141 shot attempts against the Cougars with only five total goals allowed during the first six games.
LAST TIME OUT
Houston and Houston Baptist battled out to a 0-0, double-overtime draw last Sunday for the Cougars fourth straight overtime match. George recorded the shutout in goal, her first of the year, tallying a career-high 11 saves. For that effort, she went on to be named American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week.
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.