North Texas Soccer Opens C-USA Play With 0-0 Tie Against Marshall
Mean Green Goes To Double Overtime With Marshall
HUNTINGTON -- Five days after going to double overtime against the fifth-ranked team in the nation, the North Texas soccer team found itself going the distance again. The Mean Green opened its conference season against Marshall and neither team was able to find the back of the net after 110 minutes of play, resulting in a 0-0 tie on Friday night.
"We knew going in, Marshall was a very good team, especially at home," said North Texas head coach John Hedlund. "When you have two teams colliding with the top records and RPI in the conference, you just know it's going to be a defensive battle. A 0-0 tie is probably fitting and not a bad result on the road."
The Mean Green offense did not get many looks on goal in the first half. Lindsey Hulstein had the best opportunity with her shot going off the post in the 45th minute. The senior's attempt on goal was only the Mean Green's third shot of the game.
North Texas gained more and more possession as the game wore on. The Mean Green earned five corner kicks in the second half and posted eight shots but none of them were on frame.
The Marshall defense did not allow a North Texas shot in the overtime periods. The North Texas defense was just as frugal, holding the Herd to two shots in the last 20 minutes.
Next up for North Texas
North Texas returns home for two conference games next weekend against Florida Atlantic and FIU.
Mean Green Quick Hitters
North Texas plays its second straight overtime game.
North Texas records its first tie of this season.
North Texas is held scoreless for the first time this season. p>
North Texas records a 0-0 double overtime tie for the first time since the Baylor game during the 2012 season.
North Texas opens its conference season with a tie for the first time since posting a 1-1 tie with Southern Miss in 2013.
Jackie Kerestine records her seventh shutout of the season.