Oct. 25, 2013
All-Time: Houston will meet USF for the 9th time in program history.|
Series History: Series tied at 4-4-0.
Last Meeting: Houston 2, USF 1 - 2 OT (Oct. 22, 2004 in Houston, Texas)
HOUSTON -- Embarking on its final home game of 2013, Houston Soccer will honor its 11 seniors on Sunday when the Cougars welcome USF to Carl Lewis Complex for a 1 p.m. kickoff in American Athletic Conference play.
LAST TIME OUT
Houston Soccer dropped a 4-0 decision to league-leader and No. 15-ranked UCF on Thursday evening. Senior keeper Sydney George recorded six saves in goal, while juniors Kelsey Zamora and Alexis Weaver each fired off a shot on goal.
Houston Soccer will play its final regular season game with a 1-10-3 record and a 0-8 mark in league play. The Cougars have seven goals this season, led by juniors Alexis Weaver and Kayla Walker with two each. Senior Kylie Cook follows with three points, coming from a goal and assist. Senior keeper Cami Koski has played in 10 games this season for 872 minutes, collecting 83 saves for a .847 save percentage. Senior keeper Sydney George follows with 33 saves in 466 minutes played during her six contests.
Koski enters her final two home games of her career needing just 13 saves to become the program's all-time save leader. Shelby Scott (2005-08) currently holds the record with 304 career saves with Koski at 292.
USF enters the final game of conference play with a 8-4-5 overall record and an 3-3-2 mark in American Athletic Conference action. The Bulls are coming off of back-to-back ties after earning a 3-1 win vs. Memphis. USF currently sits sixth in conference standings with 11 points. The team has accumulated 28 total goals, led by Sharla Passariello and Olivia Chance with six goals each. Passariello adds five assists to lead the squad with 17 points. In goal, Christiane Endler has played 1,600 minutes, collecting 70 saves for a .805 save percentage in 16 games played. She holds a 7-4-5 record and has five shutouts.
HISTORY vs. USF
Houston and USF will meet for the ninth time in program history on Sunday. The teams hold an even 4-4 record vs. one another and last played back on Oct. 22, 2004 with Houston earning a 2-1 win in overtime at home.
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Houston will honor its 11 seniors during pregame ceremonies on Sunday. Recognitions will begin at approximately 12:40 p.m.
#00 Sydney George, #0 Cami Koski, #2 Kylie Cook, #3 Danielle Munoz, #11 Sami Sackos, #14 Whitney Rosenheim, #17 Fabi Cirino, #19 Rebekah Horsey, #21 Jasmine Martinez, #25 Natalie Juncos, #27 Kylee Haughton.
"Senior Day is going to be a special day; with 11 players and all of who has a huge impact on this program," head coach Chris Pfau said. "They all have done a tremendous job in representing the University and being great teammates to the underclassman. I want to thank each one of them for how hard they have worked, what they have done with this program and how much of a joy it is each day to be around them."
Following Sunday's match, Houston will take part in the American Athletic Conference Championship First Round. Game date and time will be determined based on regular-season seeding. More information to come following Sunday's game.
Single-game 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.
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