Soccer team takes two on the shin
By Christian Schmidt
Daily Cougar Staff
The UH soccer team traveled to Denton on Sunday for a non-conference
match against the North Texas Lady Eagles.
After battling to a scoreless first half, the Lady Eagles turned on
the offensive firepower and blasted the Cougars 3-0 in the second half
to capture the
win. It marked the second time UH was shut out this season.
The Cougars' chance at victory sustained a fatal blow when senior defender
Laura Repp was tagged with her second yellow card and automatically
ejected from the game two minutes before halftime.
It's no coincidence the Lady Eagle offense received a jump-start in
the second half with Repp riding the bench and the Cougars playing one
short the entire half.
The Lady Cougar soccer team lost a heartbreaker Friday night when Southern
Methodist's Sasha Andrews headed home a corner kick with 14
seconds remaining to give the Mustangs a 2-1 victory in Dallas. The
loss moved Houston's record to 1-2-1 while SMU's record improved to 3-0.
UH sophomore forward Lindsay Beiriger appeared to be sending the game
into overtime when she rocketed a shot past SMU goalkeeper Erin
McLeod with only 47 seconds remaining in the match, but SMU's last-second
goal sent the Cougars reeling in surprised defeat. Beiriger's goal came
on an assist from sophomore defender Emily Allwardt.
SMU dominated play in the first half, producing a number of promising
chances with a ball-control offense, but the Mustangs were unable to
capitalize against the Cougars.
Houston suffocated the Mustang offense with a strong defense and the
steady play of outstanding senior goalkeeper Robin Cate. Cate recorded
eight saves while allowing two goals during the match.
SMU's Sarah Harvey scored the first goal of the game in the 79th minute
with an assist by Jennifer Prigmore.
Houston managed only five shots in the match, with four shots on goal.
SMU dominated play throughout the game, although the Mustangs converted
only two of their 16 shots.
UH returns to Houston for a three-game home stand this week. The Cougars
will take on Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday, Southwest Texas
State on Friday and finish the week with Texas-El Paso on Sunday.