Mean Green Soccer Scores Six Goals Against Lamar

Sept. 11, 2015

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DENTON -- The North Texas soccer team scored six goals in a dominating all-around performance against Lamar on Friday night at the Mean Green Soccer Stadium. The Mean Green defense recorded its third straight shutout to seal the 6-0 victory for North Texas.

For the third straight game, the Mean Green scored two first-half goals to jump out ahead of the opposition. The floodgates opened in the second half with North Texas scoring four goals in a span of 23 minutes.

"It was a complete effort tonight against a very good Lamar team," said North Texas head coach John Hedlund. "Our depth midway through the second half really seemed to wear them down and that's when the goals started to come."

With a strong lead, the North Texas coaching staff was able to play its bench and save a lot of its starters for Sunday's game against TCU. Eleven players came off the bench for North Texas, including seven who saw at least 30 minutes of action.

Rachel Holden led off the action, scoring in the fourth minute when a Mean Green cross was not cleared properly by the Lamar defense. Holden picked up the loose ball inside the six-yard box and found the back of the net for the quick score.

Holden assisted on the second Mean Green goal, putting in a cross that was brought down by Anna Flobeck and then side volleyed into the net by Karla Pineda.

North Texas entered half with a 16-0 advantage on shots.

Lamar opened the second half with its first shots of the game, but North Texas quickly gained back control when Marchelle Davis scored on an individual effort in the 62nd minute with an accurate shot into the lower left-hand corner of the net.

Karla Pineda scored four minutes later with her second goal to put the game out of reach.

The North Texas defense held Lamar to two shots in the game, the fewest shots allowed in a match this season. Jackie Kerestine recorded her fourth individual shutout this season.

Next up for North Texas

• North Texas continues action this weekend when it faces TCU on the road on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Mean Green Quick Hitters

• North Texas wins it first Friday night home of the season, improving to 2-1 in Denton.

North Texas scores a season-high six goals, the most since scoring nine on Texas Southern in 2013.

• North Texas recorded 39 shots on goal, tying for the fourth-most shots in a single game in school history.

• The first goal of the game was scored in the 4th minute, the fastest goal scored this season by North Texas.

Rachel Holden (one goal, two assists) and Karla Pineda (two goals) led the attack with four points each.

Rachel Holden scored a goal for the fourth straight game. She leads the team with five goals and 12 points. She dished out two assists. The two assists in a single game is a career high.

Tori Phillips and Amber Haggerty had their first goals of the season.

Anna Flobeck had two assists in the game. She is second on the team with three.

• North Texas has shutout Lamar five times in the series history.

• The North Texas defense has not given up a goal in 284 minutes, dating back to a 2-1 loss to Kansas on August 30.



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