Sept. 5, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The TCU women's soccer team will wraps up a brief two-game road swing on Tuesday afternoon in Houston. The Frogs are set to square off with former Conference USA foe Houston at 3p.m. at John O'Quinn Field on the Houston campus.
The Frogs fell behind 3-0 after one half to the SMU Mustangs on Friday night in Dallas. Despite the deficit they were facing at halftime, the Frogs battled back in the second half, picking up two goals. Moran Lavi got the scoring started with her first goal of the season. Continuing her strong evening, she assisted on the Frogs second goal of the night with a perfectly placed pass to Caroline Starns, who picked up her team-leading second goal of the season. The Mustangs offense was on fire and couldn't be contained as they matched the Frogs two goals in the half.
News & Notes:
Against the Cougars
Old Conference USA foes meet on Tuesday as the Frogs head to Houston for a meeting with the Cougars. TCU leads the all-time series 5-2, including two straight victories. TCU battled to a last-minute victory 3-2 over the Cougars in Houston in 2003 and shut them out in 2004 by a 3-0 score.
Scouting the Cougars
The Cougars played to a 1-0 loss against the Baylor Bears. A goal in the 69th minute proved to be the deciding moment as the Cougars were unable to find the back of the net. Houston and Baylor tied with 14 shots apiece, but Baylor goalkeeper Ashley Holder made all four stops needed to preserve the shutout. Stephanie Pucek was the starting keeper for Houston and played all 90 minutes. She made four stops in the loss. Sophia Mundy led the offensive charge, tallying four shots. She recovered on Friday night to record a shutout for the Cougars against Grambling State. The Cougars topped Grambling for their first win of the season, 4-0. Houston outshot Grambling 33-7 and picked up two goals from Mundy and a goal each from Sarah Fisher and Abbey Betlach. Pucek made five saves.