UHD Club Sports Teams Enter Playoffs
For the third consecutive and fourth out of the last five seasons in the Houston Club Sports Conference, the UHD men’s soccer club team will advance to the semi-final round on Friday, Oct. 19.
The men's soccer club team will face off against No. 1 seed Lone Star College-North Harris, at 7 p.m. at Bayland Park. If UHD comes away with a win, it will advance to the championship game on at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at Bayland Park to take on the winner of Houston Community College versus Lone Star College-Cy Fair. Men’s soccer will be looking to capture its sixth conference championship overall, and first one since 2016. In addition to a sixth conference championship, a berth is on the line to the 2018 NIRSA Region 4 Super Region Soccer Championships on Nov. 2-4 in Tulsa, OK.
The UHD women’s soccer club team will be competing in the first-ever women’s championship game in the Houston Club Sports Conference at Bayland Park at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21. The Gators finished the season as the No. 2 seed and will face off against No. 1 seed Lone Star College-North Harris. In addition to their first conference championship, a berth is on the line to the 2018 NIRSA Region IV Super Region Soccer Championships on Nov. 2-4 in Tulsa, OK.
The UHD Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center will host the 2018 Lone Star Sport Club Conference women’s volleyball playoff tournament on Sunday, Oct. 28 featuring the top six club teams in the conference. The UHD women’s volleyball club team is looking to capture its seventh overall conference championship and its first LSSCC championship since 2014. Admission is free to the playoff tournament.
Other UHD club teams that have not started the playoffs will be in action this weekend. The UHD baseball club team is traveling to Dallas to compete in the Wood Wars Baseball Tournament hosted by the National Club Baseball Association. UHD will begin the tournament at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19 versus Texas State University. Later that day, the Gators will face off against UT-San Antonio at 9 p.m., and will conclude bracket play at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 versus Rice University. Depending on the pool play results, the top-five seed enter Sunday, Oct. 21 for the bracket playoffs. All games will be played at the Legends Baseball Field at the Parks at Texas Star in Dallas.
The UHD men’s basketball club team continues action in the Lone Star Sport Club Conference on Saturday afternoon following our 2018 Homecoming Tail-Gatoring. The club team will host Rice University at 4 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Both the UHD Gatorettes dance club team and UHD Cheerleaders will perform during halftime. Admission to the game is free.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.