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UHD Soccer Clubs Go For Conference Titles

For the first time since 2016, the UHD men’s soccer club team will play for a conference championship in the Houston Club Sports Conference.

The men’s soccer club team will be competing for its sixth conference championship in club history. The Gators finished the regular season undefeated at 5-0-0 and will be the No. 1 seed heading into this Saturday’s (Oct. 12) championship match versus Houston Community College at 11:30 a.m. at Bayland Park # L-1.

First-year head coach Thompson Antwi, who is also a UHD alum and a former member of the men’s soccer club team, will be coaching his first conference championship match. Coach Antwi won a conference championship as a freshman player at UHD in 2011.

The UHD women’s soccer club team must win on Friday night to advance to their championship match on Saturday morning. The women’s soccer club team will finish their regular season on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Bayland Park # L-1 versus Lamar University. If the women's team comes out victorious on Friday, they will earn a berth to the Houston Club Sports Conference women’s championship match versus Lone Star College-North Harris on Saturday, October 12 at 9 a.m. at Bayland Park # L-1. The club team is looking to repeat histroy as champions after winning their first-ever conference championship in 2018.

If the UHD men and women’s soccer club teams capture their conference championships on Saturday, then the club teams will both earn a berth to the 2019 NIRSA IV South Tournament, October 25-27 at The University of Texas-Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.