Problems with weather lead to slow start for Cougars

After a two-hour weather delay, the women’s soccer team fell short in a close 3-2 loss to the Mercer Bears on a wet Sunday afternoon.

The Cougars’ bright spot of the night occurred when freshman midfielder Kristina Schulz knocked in her first goal of her college career in the second half.

Mercer jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead at half in part to goals by Washida Blackman and Sydney Brogdon, but Houston would battle back through the wet field and tie the game in the 71st minute.

“Even with a two-hour delay and a field that we should have never played on, we fought hard,” said head coach Chris Pfau. “It was ugly, and there were some ugly goals, but we never stopped, and we competed very hard.”

Mercer would regain the lead and hold off a late Cougar push with a clutch save when freshman Margo McEntire got open in the box.

The Cougars are now 1-2-1 on the year and next up is a home game against Houston Baptist University on Friday.

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