Sophomore midfielder Megan Collins
Aug. 19, 2012
EUGENE, Ore.--The UAB women's soccer team ended the first weekend of the regular season on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to Oregon at Pape' Field
With the loss, UAB falls to 0-2 on the season while Oregon improves to 1-0.
"In the first half, Oregon game out with a lot of energy and got an early goal on us," head coach Harold Warren said. "We came back and created two fantastic situations where we probably should have scored goals, but unfortunately for us their keeper made the saves.
"During the second half we just didn't have the energy, especially after playing a tough game on Friday. They definitely had the better of us the second half."
The Blazers made five shot attempts during the match, all saved by Oregon keeper Abby Steele. Junior Abby Phillips and sophomore Johanna Liney led the squad with two shots apiece, and sophomore Megan Collins added one try.
Both freshman goalies Courtnie Northern and Angelica Jimenez made appearances Sunday afternoon, playing 32:34 and 57:26 minutes, respectively. Northern made five saves on the day while Jimenez grabbed four goal attempts.
"The biggest lesson we learned this weekend is that if we don't take advantage of scoring opportunities, though it's a positive that we did created a number of them this weekend, then it's going to be a long season," Warren said.
The Ducks also took a 6-0 advantage on corner kicks.
The UAB women's soccer team will come home to West Campus Field next Sunday, Aug. 26, to open the home slate against in-state foe Alabama. The match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. CT.
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