Cougars gain experience in shutout loss at Georgia
The UH women’s soccer team was back in action Friday against the Georgia Bulldogs after a 12-day hiatus, but were unable to return to Houston with a win.
A victory would have solidified a winning record for the Cougars, but with a 4-0 defeat the team now sits at 1-1-1 overall on the season.
Despite suffering a loss, junior Jordan Brown had an exemplary game as goalkeeper and the Cougars gained beneficial experience, which is exactly what they endeavored to do. Houston played eight of their 10 newcomers, including junior Hailey Kirkwood to make her season debut.
“This is good for our freshmen to see a team play at a level that we are striving for,” said head coach Chris Pfau. “A good thing about this game is it shows our weaknesses and allows us to fix them as we go forward.”
The Cougars plan to use the loss they suffered as a stepping stone towards a strong start to the rest of their season.
“We are in a much better place than we have been, and some good came from this game,” Pfau said. “We have to remember we are young and inexperienced in a lot of places, but we played hard and did not back down.”
The Cougars look to strike back as they take on a 2-2 Mercer Sunday at 12 p.m. in Athens, Ga.