Gonzaga Defeats Mean Green Soccer In Overtime, 2-1
North Texas Gives Up A Last-Second Goal
DENTON - For the second straight game at home, the North Texas soccer team gave up a last-minute goal to send the match into overtime. Gonzaga scored the game-winning goal off a header in the second overtime period to send the Mean Green home with a 2-1 loss on Friday night at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
For over 60 minutes, North Texas held a 1-0 lead and the advantage in shots and time of possession. Yet, with 10 seconds left in regulation, Karley Baggerly gave Brittany Doan a through pass and the substitute forward sent the ball into the lower right-hand corner of the net to tie the game, 1-1. Doan had entered the game six minutes before her goal.
Mikayla Anderson scored the winning goal for the Zags in the second overtime period with a header that went over goalkeeper Jackie Kerestine in front of the net.
The game was very similar to the last home match against Oklahoma, where North Texas gave up a tying goal with 30 seconds left in regulation. The Sooners also scored in the second overtime period.
Karla Pineda put North Texas ahead, 1-0, in the 28th minute with a goal off a free kick. The midfielder curled a shot from 25 yards out into the left-hand corner of the goal.
Next up for North Texas
North Texas plays one final non-conference game with a Sunday match against TCU
Mean Green Quick Hitters
Jackie Kerestine made a season-high six saves in goal
Molly Grisham and Kayla Hunter made their first starts of the season tonight
Kaylah Hunter led the team with seven shots and three shots on goal
Karla Pineda scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season
North Texas has played and lost in two overtime games. Both of the Mean Green's losses have come at home in overtime.