Cougars’ comeback falls short in loss to Memphis

After last week’s challenging weekend on the road, Houston’s soccer team regrouped and was back in action at Carl Lewis Field Thursday, but was unable to pull off the win at home against Memphis.

“Tonight, we played a great Memphis team that is not only athletic but has depth,” said head coach Chris Pfau. “They were one of the better teams we played this year, and there is a reason they are second in our conference right now.”

One moment of excitement during Thursday’s game was the first career goal scored by freshman forward Selena Peters, which would turn out to be the team’s only score of the game.

Goalkeeper Jordan Brown continued to be diligent in her preventative efforts with eight saves, however the Tigers were still able to score as the Cougars could not find their way to the back net to tie up the game.

Three different Memphis players contributed with goals, with Peters’ score being the only answer for the Tigers.

“The big difference is that teams like Memphis not only have talent but their depth just wears you down,” Pfau said. “Our team fought and did a great job of scoring to make it 2-1, but just ran out of steam toward the end of the game.”

Pfau, however, continues to be impressed with the effort of his team.

“The last four games we have played really well against some great teams,” Pfau said. “We have competed, played as a team and have not beaten ourselves. We gave everything we had tonight and I cannot ask for anything more.”

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