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Friday, November 5, 1999
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Volume 65, Issue 54

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Soccer team defeated by UNCC 49ers

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They say that the best teams win, but by seeing how hard the UH women's soccer team had worked this year, it was hard to believe that another team could have triumphed in this year's 1999 Conference USA Tournament.

After four 15-minute sudden death overtimes, five penalty kicks and one sudden death penalty kick, the Cougars fell to North Carolina Charlotte in the second round of the 1999 C-USA Tournament.


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Kristen Hogan (2) and the UH women's soccer team were defeated by UNC Charlotte on penalty kicks in the 1999 C-USA Tournament's semifinal round Thursday.

While the game will officially be reported as a 2-2 tie, UNC Charlotte advanced to the C-USA Tournament Championship game by a 4-3 penalty kick margin.

The 49ers will face the winner of the Marquette-Southern Miss game. The championship game is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Cougars were faced with adversity all season. Starting 11 freshman and sophomores and one senior for the better part of the year, UH compiled a 7-5 record before its senior goalkeeper, Michelle Denommé, went down with an injury and was lost for the season.

Sophomore Sue Barra stepped into the goalkeeper role, going 3-3-1 and recording 75 saves.

In addition to Barra's play, freshman Lindsay Beiriger's seven goals earned her all-conference first team honors. Also, defenseman Laura Repp was named C-USA's Defensive Player of the Year after leading a Cougar defense that allowed only 1.8 goals per game.

UH women's soccer ended its second season in existence with an 11-8-2 overall record (9-2 C-USA).
 

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