Mile Jedinaks penalty has rescued Australia from a home World Cup qualifying defeat, salvaging a 1-1 draw against Japan and keeping the Socceroos on course for the 2018 tournament.Japan looked set for a smash-and-grab success after Genki Haraguchis fifth-minute opener.A first half played at a snails pace gave way to a helter-skelter second, allowing the Socceroos back into the contest.The Blue Samurai will rue their clumsy penalty that gifted Australia their equaliser, but will be thankful Ange Postecoglous side didnt find a second.The Socceroos surged in the final 20 minutes as they chased a winner, but their transformation from frog to prince came too late for a victory.The draw isnt a stellar one for Australias qualifying hopes - they are likely to lose top place in the group as a result.But eight points from four games is a fine tally and the result keeps Australia a point ahead of arch-rivals Japan and in control of their qualifying destiny with six qualifiers left.The Socceroos started without confidence in Melbourne and soon fell behind.Haraguchi made it three goals in as many matches when he converted a one-on-one chance.Trent Sainsbury was the guilty party, attempting an audacious pass that Haraguchi intercepted and eventually finished.With buoyant support among the 48,460 at Etihad Stadium, Japan was frustrating a lacklustre Australia.Playing with a 4-4-2 system, including surprise selection Apostolos Giannou alongside Tomi Juric up front, the Socceroos couldnt cut through.Australia subsisted on set pieces in a lacklustre first stanza.Matthew Spiranovic headed Aaron Mooys cross over and Jedinak brought a save out of Shusaku Nishikawa from a direct free kick.The break Australia desperately needed came on 51 minutes, when Juric was bundled over in the box by Japans goalscorer.Brad Smiths intelligent run and cross bore fruit, with captain Jedinak thundering the penalty home.The Socceroos, reverting to their usual 4-3-3 formation, were on top and Postecoglou gave substitutes Robbie Kruse and Tim Cahill half an hour to help find a winner.While Spiranovic climbed high again but headed a late corner over, it was Japan which came closest to a second goal.On 74 minutes, Mat Ryan produced the save of the match, diving low to his right to deny Yuto Kobayashi.Takuma Asano was unlucky not to connect with Haraguchis cross with Ryan beaten, leaving the teams to share the spoils.Postecoglou cursed his sides poor start.International goals are hard to come by and we dished up a really soft one tonight, he said.We wasted 45 minutes tonight.Im disappointed in the context of where I think were at as a team.Japanese boss Vahid Halilhodzic said he had no regrets but some frustration at not being able to snatch a win.We let the opponent have the ball because we knew we would have the chance to score ... we should have taken two more points, he said through a translator. 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Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his serve at 3-3 in the first set. AUSTIN, Texas -- Freshman Joyner Holmes arrived at Texas with a big reputation. After a slow start on Wednesday, Holmes showed why.The forward scored 20 of her 22 points during the final three quarters to lead No. 8 Texas past Houston Baptist 98-46.Among the top recruits in the country, the 6-foot-3 Holmes went 8 of 17 from the field with nine rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes.Holmes could have scored more, but she missed several shots early from close range.Im going get in the gym and start making layups, said Holmes, of Cedar Hill, Texas.Brooke McCarty had 16 points and Ariel Atkins and Jada Underwood each scored 11 for Texas (1-1).Lauren Calver led Houston Baptist (0-2) with 11 points, followed by Amanda Johnson with 10.Texas led 19-3 and forced five turnovers in the first four minutes. The Huskies finished the first quarter with eight turnovers -- which Texas turned into 16 points -- but trailed by only 11 after making four 3-pointers.Texas led 57-21 at halftime. Houston Baptist finished with 25 turnovers.Texas encountered a reality check on Monday night on national television, losing 71-59 at No. 11 Stanford. Holmes finished with just three points and three rebounds in 17 minutes against the Cardinal, and other Texas players struggled as well.Holmes is among four new Longhorns who played in the first two games.We do have some things we have to dramatically improve on, Texas coach Karen Aston said. You cant discount jitters in the way we played at Stanford. Some of them need to pay more attention in practice, and they need to pay more attention to detail. Some of them had a little of that `this is my first game look.BIG PICTTUREHouston Baptist: Coach Donna Finnie has a young team with five freshmen and four sophomores.dddddddddddd Theyve already faced top-10 teams in their first two games -- the Huskies lost by 75 points at No. 2 Baylor on Friday. Houston Baptist will move back to its own weight class for most of the remaining non-conference season and in the Southland Conference.People must think were crazy, Finnie said of her tough schedule. I want to test the team early on.Texas: After reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite 8 the past two seasons, the Longhorns goal is the Final Four in Dallas. The next real test comes Sunday at No. 10 Mississippi State. ... McCarty, a junior, has shifted from shooting guard to point guard after the graduation of Celina Rodrigo. McCarty is averaging 18 points through two games and has converted 6 of 10 3-pointers.MAKE SOME NOISEThe Houston Baptist game was an opportunity for Texas to gain young fans with its annual weekday game. Free tickets were provided to about 5,000 kids from more than 40 elementary schools. Total announced attendance was 6,378.Its always a lot of fun to play this game, Aston said. When you walk out there and you hear those screaming kids, its really exciting. Its community involvement and that is something our players and our program take seriously. Hoping we can get them interested in womens basketball in particular and basketball is a great thing.UP NEXTHouston Baptist: The Huskies host Rice on Saturday.Texas: The Longhorns travel to No. 10 Mississippi State on Sunday. ' ' '