Women's Soccer Edged By Houston

Freshman Paige Hanks scored her third goal of the season on Friday.

Oct. 12, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The UAB women's soccer team scored first, but was ultimately unable to halt a Houston comeback in the Blazers' 2-1 loss Friday night at West Campus Field.

After a scoreless first half, Johanna Liney slipped past the Houston (5-6-3, 1-2-3 C-USA) defense in the 61st minute to take a shot, which was blocked by the keeper. Freshman Paige Hanks then came up from behind to send the rebound into the net and put UAB (2-13, 1-6 C-USA) up 1-0.

"Paige and Jo worked together, they worked hard to get the ball into the box, and luckily it paid off that Paige got the second opportunity to finish it," head coach Harold Warren said. "They did a good job to score a goal."

Houston equalized in the 81st minute when Alexis Weaver took her own rebound and hit it into the open net. The Cougars scored the game winner in the 89th minute when Katelyn Rhodes crossed the ball to Kelsey Zamora, who struck the ball into the back of the net.

At halftime, both sides were even on shots with six apiece, and Houston took the overall edge of the Blazers at 13-12.

"I have to give it to Houston, they showed a lot of heart, and I think that was the difference," Warren said. "On Sunday we have a good Rice team coming in, they just beat Memphis 2-0, so we have our work cut out for us."

Up next, UAB remains at West Campus Field to host Rice at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday.

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