Soccer Set to Face UTEP and Colorado College
Oct. 6, 2011
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 - 1 p.m.
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.
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 vs. UTEP (9-3-1, 3-1-0 C-USA)
The Miners defeated Southern Miss 3-1 in their most recent action.
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)
Against UCF, Lauren DiGregorio scored the Tigers' lone goal in the 75th minute, following a feed from Jessie Ayers.
Houston took a 1-0 in overtime victory at Robertson Stadium (Nov. 1, 2010) the last time the two teams met.