Frogs defeat Houston Cougars, even record

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    After allowing the Cougars to score the first goal of the game, the Horned Frogs rallied to win 3-1 at Houston.Freshman defender K.D. Waters, junior midfielder Ginny Hubbard and sophomore midfielder Lauren Pope scored their first collegiate career goals.

    Offensively, head coach Dan Abdalla said he was happy with the creativity the team displayed.

    “I just wanted to see effort and see the team play with an attitude to win,” Abdalla said.

    Abdalla said that in light of recent injuries, the defense is still a work in progress.

    “It’s a learning experience, but every play kept getting better,” Abdalla said.

    Abdalla said junior goalkeeper Katy Buchanan had a good game.

    Buchanan, who made nine saves, said staying organized, playing the ball through and speed are key to the game.

    “Honestly, the saves weren’t as important as keeping the defense organized,” Buchanan said. “It kept the game.”

    Buchanan said the team was motivated to regroup when the Cougars scored their only goal.

    “After they scored, we had a wake up call and started playing more as a team,” Buchanan said. “I’m really proud of our come back.”

    Pope, who scored the final goal, said she agrees with Buchanan.

    “We started off shaky,” Pope said, “but halfway through the first half we got going.”

    Tuesday’s win evens the team’s record to 2-2.

    The Horned Frogs will take on Boston at 4 p.m. Friday at Garvey Rosenthal Stadium.