Soccer squad drops another road contest
The Cougars brought a battle to Dallas on Friday, but a late goal lifted SMU above UH 2-1. It was the final road game of the season, and the loss brings their record to 1-9-3.
“I give our team so much credit,” said head coach Chris Pfau in a statement. “They left everything out on the field and fought the entire game. I am very proud of this team and how hard we are playing.”
The Cougars’ lone goal was an assist from sophomore Meghan Brascia to junior teammate Alexis Weaver. It was her second goal of the season and the ninth of her career. Her first goal of the season was scored against Cincinnati at the beginning of the month.
Houston and SMU proved to be a good matchup. The Cougars were outshot 22-6, and each team’s goalkeeper put up three saves. Senior goalkeeper Sydney George stayed on goal the entire 90 minutes.
Each team struggled to get its offense together. The first goal was scored at the 64-minute mark by SMU. The winning goal by SMU occurred in the final three minutes of the game, allowing them to easily secure their eighth win of the season.
“I thought we did some nice things in the first half and fought back hard to tie the game up in (the) second,” Pfau said. “We just had no legs at the end. This is the fourth game in conference where we have lost late.”
The Cougars will host UCF at 7 p.m. Thursday at Carl Lewis Field, and their last game will be against USF at 1 p.m. Sunday. All 11 seniors on the team will be honored before the start of the season finale.