Mean Green Soccer Remain Undefeated With 0-0 Draw To Oregon State
North Texas Plays Beavers To Two Overtime Periods
Corvallis, Ore. -- The North Texas soccer team stayed undefeated this season after going toe-to-toe with Oregon State on Friday night on the road. The Mean Green played the Beavers to a 0-0 double-overtime draw.
"The game got a little physical from both teams in the overtime, but I was proud of the girls' play throughout the match, especially against a solid Pac-12 team on the road," said North Texas head coach John Hedlund. "It feels good to stay undefeated after five games."
The game featured 37 fouls and six cards, including five cards in the two 10-minute overtime periods. Rachel Holden received a red card in the 106th minute after receiving an earlier cautionin the game and will have to sit out Sunday's game.
The Mean Green had to buckle down in the latter stages of the game as the Beavers stepped up their pressure. OSU outshot the Mean Green, 9-5, in the second period and 3-0 in the two overtime periods. North Texas goalkeeper Brooke Bradley made six of her seven saves in the second half.
The Mean Green defense recorded its fourth shutout in the first five games of the season despite facing a season-high 16 shots.
On the other side of the field, the Mean Green offense was held scoreless for the first time in 2016. The trio of Holden, Taylor Torres, and Marchelle Davis were held to just three combined shots on goal.
Next up for North Texas
• North Texas continues its road trip with a Sunday game against the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., at 3 p.m. Mean Green Quick Hitters
• The Mean Green played its first overtime game of the season.
• The Mean Green has not allowed a goal to Oregon State in their two meetings (200 minutes).
• The Mean Green was outshot for the first time this season.
• Rachel Holden received two cautions in the game, which led to a red card, in the 106th minute and will have to miss Sunday's game.
• The Mean Green had to play with 10 players for the final four minutes of the game.
• Brooke Bradley made seven saves in goal, one shy of tying a season high. She also recorded her third individual shutout.