Sports & Fitness: Club Sports Update
UHD Soccer Clubs Begin Season With Victories
Last weekend, the UHD men’s and women’s soccer club teams began the fall season with victories.
The men’s soccer club team defeated Houston Community College (1-0) on the road last Saturday.
In the final 15 minutes of the second half, the UHD offense was on a breakaway before HCC committed a foul to force a Gators penalty kick. Alfredo Gutierrez (#23) knocked in the penalty kick to give the Gators a late 1-0 lead, in which the club team held on to secure the victory. The next game is against Lone Star College-Cy Fair at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Bear Creek Park field #16. Check out the men’s soccer club fall schedule and results.
Coming off their first ever Houston Club Sports Conference championship, the UHD women’s soccer club team will be defending their championship this fall season. The team got off to a fast start on Saturday as they defeated Lone Star College-Cy Fair on the road 5-1. Three Gators scored goals including Shelby Loya and Annmarie Perrett, but UHD’s Genesis Hernandez finished with a “hat-trick” and scored three goals to help lead the UHD offense. Their next game is against Lone Star College-North Harris at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 for the 2018 HCSC championship. Check out the women’s soccer club fall schedule and results.
Both teams will be competing Oct. 25-27 in the Houston Club Sports Conference to earn a berth to the NIRSA Region IV South Tournament at The University of Texas-Dallas.
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