Friday, August 21, 2015

Gabby Rodriguez’s First Collegiate Goal Lifts HBU Women’s Soccer Past TSU, 1-0

HOUSTON, TEXAS (August 21, 2015)  HBU women’s soccer began the 2015 season the same way it ended the 2014 Southland Conference Tournament: with a shutout win. The Huskies christened the new season with a 1-0 victory over Texas Southern Friday evening at Awty International School.

“I was pleased with our tenacity,” said HBU head coach Misty Jones. “The ladies battled hard and Gabby had a great goal.”

Gabby Rodriguez scored her first collegiate goal, while Allison Abendschein registered an assist and had a match-high six shots. Katie Turner earned her first-collegiate shutout as she made two saves.

Four different Lady Tigers had a shot, while Marlyn Campa and Paige Hayward each registered a shot on goal. Liliana Hernandez took the loss despite making seven saves.

The match was delayed an hour and 40 minutes due to rain and lightning, but once the match started, HBU took offensive control, outshooting the Lady Tigers, 8-1, and 5-1 in shots on goal. But despite the offensive pressure, the match was scoreless entering halftime.

HBU got on the board in the 62nd minute, as Abendschein fed Rodriguez, who streaked up the left side and beat Hernandez far side for a 1-0 Huskies lead.

About 15 minutes later, Turner made a spectacular save, as, despite facing two Lady Tigers alone in front, she challenged the ball dribbler and TSU was not able to get a shot off.

HBU outshot TSU, 9-3, in the second half and 17-4 in the match. The Huskies also had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.

HBU hosts Texas State Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 pm, tentatively scheduled to be played at Sorrels Field. Check back to to site location updates.

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