Soccer Set to Face UTEP and Colorado College

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    Oct. 6, 2011

    Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 - 8 p.m.
    Houston Cougars (4-9-0, 1-4-0, C-USA) vs.

    UTEP Miners (9-3-1, 3-1-0, C-USA) 

    University Field (1,600) - El Paso, Texas 

    Series History: UTEP leads series 5-3-0
    Last Meeting: 10/03/10 - W, 2-0 - Houston, Texas

    Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 - 1 p.m.
    Houston Cougars (4-9-0, 1-4-0, C-USA) vs.
    Colorado College Tigers (5-4-3, 3-0-0, C-USA) 

    Stewart Field (30,000) - Colorado Springs, Colo. 

    Series History: Colorado College leads series 4-1-0 

    Last Meeting: 11/01/10 - W, 1-0 (OT) - Houston, Texas

    HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's soccer team prepares to hit the road again, as the Cougars travel to El Paso to face UTEP at 8 p.m., Friday before heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. to match-up with Colorado College at 1 p.m., Sunday. Colorado College is ranked second in Conference USA, while UTEP ranks third.

    Previous Action
    Houston had a tough time on the road as they dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Tulsa on Friday at Hurricane Stadium before being edged by SMU 1-0 on Sunday.

    Against Tulsa, both teams saw limited offensive opportunities early in the defensive-played battle, combining for just 11 shots in the first frame, with 21 fouls, in the first half setting the tone for a physical match.

    In the 71st minute, Tulsa's Tori Peters scored to give Tulsa a 1-0 advantage. Houston responded to tie the game at 1-1 in the 74th minute when Sharis Lachappelle put the Cougars on the board. Kylie Cook made the feed to Lachappelle before the freshman midfielder sent it into the back of the net from 25 yards out, sending the game to overtime.

    In overtime, Tulsa forward Claire Nicholson scored the game-winning goal in the 95th minute, giving the Golden Hurricane the victory, 2-1.



    In the Cougars second match of the weekend against SMU, Kenzie Scovill scored the game's lone goal in the 19th minute to give the Mustangs the victory.

    The Cougars held SMU scoreless in the second half, limiting the Mustangs to only three shots on goal.
    Houston keeper Cami Koski registered eight saves during the match. Koski also faced 17 shots, nine of which were on frame, allowing just the one goal.

    Houston vs. UTEP (9-3-1, 3-1-0 C-USA)
    UTEP has been unbeaten at home this season as it prepares to host Houston at University Field on Friday.

    The Miners defeated Southern Miss 3-1 in their most recent action.
    Following a 1-1 tie at the half, the Miners broke away, scoring two goals within eight minutes to take the match 3-1.

    Miner's keeper Sarah Dilling recorded five saves in the match, allowing one goal.

    During the last meeting (Oct. 10, 2010) between Houston and UTEP, the Cougars took a 2-0 victory at Robertson Stadium.

    Houston vs. Colorado College (5-4-3, 3-0-1 C-USA)
    Colorado College is set to host the Cougars at Stewarts Field at 1 p.m., Sunday. The Tigers recently earned a tie against No. 25 UCF, remaining undefeated in conference play with a 3-0-1 C-USA record.

    Against UCF, Lauren DiGregorio scored the Tigers' lone goal in the 75th minute, following a feed from Jessie Ayers.
    The Tigers launched a total of 18 shots, while the Knights fired 24 shots.

    Houston took a 1-0 in overtime victory at Robertson Stadium (Nov. 1, 2010) the last time the two teams met.

    Houston will host Southern Miss at 7 p.m., Oct. 14, at Robertson Stadium.

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