Mean Green Soccer Wins Fourth Straight Game
North Texas Defeats Old Dominion, 2-0
NORFOLK -- For the first time in three games, the North Texas soccer team did not wait until the second half to start scoring goals. The Mean Green scored its fastest goal of the season in the second minute of the game and went on to defeat Old Dominion, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon.
We played another solid team today which says a lot about our conference," said North Texas head coach John Hedlund. "There are simply no easy games; ODU is a very good team much like Charlotte, so it feels good to pick up the two wins for the weekend."
Karla Pineda was fouled inside the 18-yard box and then converted the penalty kick to give her team its earliest lead of the season. The set piece specialist is 3-for-3 in converting penalty kicks this season.
Despite the early lead, the Mean Green was outshot by its opponent for its second straight game. North Texas was outshot, 12-9, against Old Dominion, including 6-3 in the first half.
Marchelle Davis added the insurance goal in the 75th minute with a shot from 25 yards out that went into the upper corner of the goal. Davis led the team with five shots in the game, all in the second half. Four of the five were on frame.
Jackie Kerestine stayed active in the game with six saves in goal. She combined for 14 saves in the two conference victories this weekend. She picked up the two wins and the two shutouts for the Mean Green.
Next up for North Texas
North Texas returns home to face Middle Tennessee and UAB next weekend.
Mean Green Quick Hitters
North Texas remains undefeated in conference play with a 4-0-1 record.
The Mean Green won its fourth straight game.
The Mean Green scored its fastest goal this season with a tally in the second minute of the game.
Karla Pineda converted her third penalty kick of the season. She is second on the team with six goals. She moved into sole possession of fourth place at NT with six career penalty kicks made.
North Texas scored only its third goal in the first half in the last nine games.
Jackie Kerestine records her 10th shutout of the season. She moved into a tie for third place with 10 shutouts in a single-season.
Jackie Kerestine made six saves, tying for the third most this season.