Tulsa Battles Houston to 0-0 Double-Overtime Tie
Sept. 23, 2012
Houston, Texas -
The Tulsa women's soccer team battled Houston to a 0-0 double-overtime tie on Sunday afternoon at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Golden Hurricane moved to 5-3-2 on the season and 0-1-1 in Conference USA, while the Cougars went to 4-4-2 overall and 0-0-2 in the league.
"It was hot and humid and reminded me a lot of the early part of our season," Head Coach Kyle Cussen said. "We told the team that this is a tough place to play. To even get a tie against a team that hasn't lost at home this season was great. I was proud of our effort. We dug deep, played for each other, created several chances to score, but was a little unlucky today. We are anxious to get back home and play a couple home games next weekend."
Claire Hulcer, Stephanie Aitken, Rachel Garcia and Alexa Sidorakis each had two shots for TU, while six others had one attempt in the contest. Hayley Harryman logged all 110 minutes in goal, recorded five saves and earned her first shutout on the year.
The Cougars had a 15-14 lead in shots, including a 5-4 advantage in shots on goal, while Tulsa had an 8-2 lead in corner kicks.
"Jordan O'Brien played in the midfield for 107 minutes," Cussen said. "We only took her out the last three minutes of regulation to give her a little rest heading into overtime. I thought we really wore them down and I felt like the longer the game went the better chance we had to win. We have had some key injuries, but I am really proud of our depth and that we can lose our starting center back for two weeks and we didn't miss a beat. Our non-starters are ready and able to step up and start, which shows a true unity within our team and our depth."
Tulsa will return to action on Friday, Sept. 28th beginning at 7:00 pm against Colorado College at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.
Scoring Summary Tulsa 0 0 0 0 - 0 Houston 0 0 0 0 - 0
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