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Volume 71, Issue 6, Monday, August 29, 2005


Houston soccer falls to Baylor

Inclement weather causes postponement of first home game

Cougar Sports Services

The University of Houston soccer team dropped its opening game of the season to the Baylor Bears 1-0 at Betty Lou Mays Field on Friday night.

Both the Cougars and the Bears put up a fight for the first 45 minutes of the game, ending the first half scoreless. The Bears managed to register two shots on goal, versus a single opportunity for the Cougars.

Baylor's freshman forward Amanda McGrath put the game's only goal on the board, assisted by junior forward Missy McConnell, to give the Bears the lead well into the second half of the game.

Senior Kristin Bay and the rest of the Cougar soccer squad battled but fell 1-0 against Baylor in the 2005 season opener.
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Closing in on the 90-minute mark, the Cougars had a chance to tie the game, but defender Jessica Green's effort was put down on the line by defender Rose Zapata.

The Bears and Cougars mustered up 14 shots, and leading the way for Houston with four was Sophia Mundy. The Bears' Tiffany Boshers led her team, also with four shots. 

Houston's keeper, senior Stephanie Pucek, gobbled up 4 saves playing all 90 minutes in goal. Ashley Holder picked up the victory with her second career shutout to go along with five saves that evening.

Freshmen Maegan Kiphart, Abbey Betlach, Kristin Carlyle and Courtney Gaines made their first appearances as Cougars during Houston's loss, which marked the second win for the Bears over Houston since the beginning of the soccer program.

The women's soccer match versus Nicholls State on Sunday was postponed due to Hurricane Katrina.

The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. at John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium and was to be the Cougars' home opener. A date and time for the rescheduled match will be released at a later date.

Houston looks forward to opening its 2005 home season at 1 p.m. on Sunday as they battle against Grambling State at Robertson Stadium.

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