Soccer Prepares For Final Conference Weekend
Oct. 25, 2012
HOUSTON - The University of Houston will host cross-town and Conference USA rival Rice at 7 p.m., Friday at Robertson Stadium before traveling to Hattiesburg, Miss. to face off with Southern Miss at 1 p.m., Sunday.
"Friday's match is about the seniors and what they have done over their careers here at Houston," Head Coach Chris Pfau said. "All four of them can be very proud of their accomplishments, on and off the field. It has been my honor to watch them this season."
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A silent auction will be in effect with items ranging from Houston Dynamo, Aeros, and Skeeters tickets to an autographed Brian Cushing football. The first 100 fans will receive a pink Houston Soccer t-shirt.
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With the victory over the Miners, junior keeper Cami Koski picked up her fourth shutout of the season and 15th of her career. She now leads the program with 15 career shutouts.
The Cougars are currently tied with Marshall for the eighth and final spot in the C-USA Championship, which will be held in El Paso, Texas next week. The Thundering Herd will face off with East Carolina at 6 p.m., Thursday. If Marshall loses or ties, Houston will clinch a spot in the Championship for the first time since the 2010 season.
Rice is coming off being shut out by Colorado College on Sunday. Freshman Holly Hargreaves leads the team with 21 points (9 goals and 3 assists).
Friday marks the sixth time these two teams have met at Robertson Stadium. The Owls hold a 5-3-3 all-time record against the Cougars. In last season's match-up, Houston and Rice tied 1-1 in double-overtime.
Southern Miss is 3-4 at home this season. The last time these two teams met in Hattiesburg in 2010, the Cougars and Golden Eagles tied 1-1 in double-overtime.