SOCCER: Houston awaits tough test
The Cougars kick off their conference schedule with a 7 p.m. road match today at Marshall. It will be the first of four road games to start the team’s conference slate, with the UH’s next home match not until Oct. 9.’
Although they struggled to put points on the board during the preseason, the Cougars (2-5) hope to reverse their fortunes during conference play.’
Things won’t get any easier for the Cougars when they take on the Thundering Herd, as Marshall enters conference play with a stout 8-1 record. Marshall was perfect through the preseason up until their most recent game, when they lost to Western Kentucky.
The Cougars can only hope that the effects of Marshall being blown out 4-1 by WKU will still be lingering when the two squads face off.’
Head coach Susan Bush stated earlier that one of her team’s assets was the depth on the bench.’ She feels that players can be substituted in for various positions without sacrificing performance. That depth will be tested, along with the players’ stamina this weekend.
East Carolina University opens conference play with Rice before they take on UH Sunday.’
Home-field advantage does not guarantee a win, but the Cougars have to be concerned with their away record of 0-4 with zero goals scored.
Tonight’s match against the Thundering Herd starts at 7 p.m. at Sam Hood Field in Huntington, W. Va. The Cougars then travel to Greenville, N.C.’ for an 11:30 a.m. match Sunday.