UH hopes to move up in crowded C-USA race
After opening conference play with four consecutive road matches, the Cougars return to Robertson Stadium this weekend to host Memphis at 7 p.m. today and UAB at 1 p.m. Sunday.
UH slid to an overall record of 3-7-1 and 1-2-1 in Conference USA after a disappointing trip to Tulsa and SMU last weekend. UH picked up one point after a 1-1 tie with SMU, but sits 5 points out of first place in the conference.
Friday’s match will pit the Cougars against Memphis (8-4, 3-1), which has had a successful year and is in a five-way tie for the top spot in C-USA with 9 points.’
Memphis goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters is second in C-USA with six shutouts, so the Cougars’ offense will have to be on their toes if they want to pick up a win against this strong side.
Sunday’s matchup will not be any easier.
UAB (8-4, 2-2) was recently ranked 25th in the NCAA Division I ratings percentage index and will be looking to flex its muscles against the Cougars.
The Blazers are coming off a 1-1 weekend after losing to Colorado College and pulling out a 1-0 overtime win against UTEP, handing the Miners their first loss of the season.’
A win over a team of UAB’s caliber may be what this team needs as their confidence may have taken a hit after losing to Tulsa for the first time in the program’s history. With two more matches at home next week, this could be the best time for UH to make a move toward the upper half of the conference.’ ‘
Dollar deals on Sunday
Fans who need to save some cash have plenty of reasons to head to Robertson Stadium on Sunday.
Tickets for the Cougars match against UAB are available for $1, and the first 100 fans will receive a free T-shirt.’
A Taqueria Arandas mobile station, located outside the stadium, will provide fans with pre-game meal of $1 tacos.