North Texas denies UH 100th program victory
The Cougars’ losing streak reached four games with a 1-0 loss to North Texas on Sunday at Robertson Stadium.
“We need to compete,” head coach Susan Bush said. “We have a lot to work on.”
UH (0-4-0) and UNT (4-0-1) played a scoreless match until Mean Green senior Kelsey Perlman broke the deadlock in the 29th minute with a long-range shot.
Despite the loss, goalkeeper Cami Koski felt the Cougars competed admirably at home.
“We really take pride in our home field,” Koski said. “I feel that any team can beat any team on any day.”
At halftime Koski had four saves, one more than she had in the match against Duke.
Koski and sophomore Sydney George have been alternating at goalkeeper this season, but Bush is not ready to decide who her starting keeper will be.
Koski was the undisputed starter last season, and so far she has allowed three goals in two contests.
“It’s a week-to-week basis, and who beats it out at practice gets the game,” Koski said.
The second half was more physical and led to more scoring opportunities for the Cougars.
“We need to finish in the final third,” Koski said.
“There is pressure, but as a team we try to relax rather then get caught up with stress.”
The Cougars are now 1-7-1 against North Texas all-time.
UH will face LSU (1-3-0) at 7 p.m. today at Robertson Stadium.