First win comes against
former Cougar coach
Inside the Lines
Inside the Lines is a look from within
the world of college athletics, written by student athletes. Players from
different programs contribute to The
Daily Cougar sports section, giving their
perspective on game preparations, weekly routines and life as student athletes.
This week, soccer player
Laura Repp offers her impression of the
season-opening games against Army and Rice.
Our hard work is finally beginning to get
results. Tuesday we beat the crosstown rival Rice Owls, in their house,
Nothing feels better than getting that
first win under our belts -- and having that win come against our former
head coach, Chris Huston.
Both of our goals came in the second half.
Sophomore forward Nicole Aubuchon scored first, off an assist from junior
forward Lindsay Beiriger. The
second one came when senior defender Laura
Repp (yep, that's me) scored off an assist from Beiriger.
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Cougar goalie Robin Cate
earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors for shutting out the Army
Rice managed to score one goal on us in
the second, but thanks to some tough defensive play, that's as close as
I could see a difference just two days
removed from the season opener against Army. We were much more composed
and were able to create
goal-scoring opportunities against Rice.
We'd worked out the kinks since our last game.
Sunday we faced Army in our house. We were
a little shaky, but all the tools that helped us against Rice were present
against the Black Knights.
We took them to two overtimes, but still
ended the game in an 0-0 tie. That's because of defense.
That defensive effort helped land senior
goalkeeper Robin Cate the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week award.
Your Lady Cougars go on the road this weekend
to play Southern Methodist at 7 p.m. Friday and North Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday.
We come back
home to play Southeastern Louisiana at
3 p.m. Tuesday.