DENTON, Texas- North Texas (6-5-1, 1-2 Sun Belt) took advantage of three goals in seven minutes, including two from Carly McDowell to down the ULM Warhawks (2-9-1, 0-3 Sun Belt) 4-0 in Sun Belt action Friday night. Kelsey Perlman added two assists on the evening.
"The girls played really well together today," said Assistant Head Coach Cassidy Acuff. "They worked hard, they kept possession in the field, and they moved the ball around really well. They really put it all together tonight and it was really exciting to watch."
"Carly McDowell and Michelle Young really had great games and generated our offense," added Acuff. "They really helped our team win tonight."
The Mean Green got on the board early, when Kelsey Perlman sent a through ball on the left side to Michelle Young, who easily poked the ball into the net to give North Texas a 1-0 advantage just 3:44 into the game. The goal was the fourth on the year for Young.
Carly McDowell started her scoring in the 68th minute when she fired in a Nikki Crocco cross from the corner of the box to double the Mean Green lead at 2-0. McDowell's goal was her first of the season, after scoring two goals in 2009, her freshman year. Crocco now has three assists on the year, second-best on North Texas.
Just two minutes later, Julie Lackey headed in a corner from Ellen Scarfone for the Mean Green's third goal. Lackey is now tied for the team lead with six goals on the year. Scarfone also leads the team with six assists on the season.
McDowell doubled up in the 74th minute, as she received a pass from Kelsey Perlman, spun and fired the ball into the net for her second goal of the season. McDowell became the third North Texas player to post a multi-goal game this season, joining Julie Lackey and Kelsey Hodges. Perlman's second assist of the game now gives her eight points in her last five games.
Mandy Hall did not give up a goal in 76:20 of play, lowering her GAA to 0.81. The shutout was the 5th for North Texas as a team this season.
North Texas dominated with 10 corners, while ULM did not see the corner flag. The Mean Green outshot the Warhawks 13-1.
North Texas returns to action on Sunday, October 3 as they host the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns at the Mean Green Soccer Field at 1 p.m.