Alaskans face off in NCAA top 20 women’s soccer matchup
That’s because the game featured two Alaskans in Duke’s Kelly Cobb of Chugiak and South Carolina’s Katelyn Houston of Anchorage.
Both players saw extended playing time as No. 18 Duke beat No. 14 South Carolina 2-0 in Durham, N.C. The teams played three 30-minute periods.
Cobb, of Chugiak High fame, is a starting forward and one of the greatest goal scorers in Alaska history with 20 goals in 60 career games.
The senior spent part of her summer training with the U.S. women’s national soccer team in Seattle. It was her first action with the national team since 2012 when she helped the Americans win the gold medal at the U-20 World Cup in Japan.
Houston, of Grace Christian fame, is a freshman goalkeeper who sat out last season as a redshirt.
She made one save against Duke, her first taste of college competition.