LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- North Texas improved their unbeaten streak to seven games, matching another seven game unbeaten streak last season, as it played UALR to a 1-1 tie on Thursday night. Ellen Scarfone scored the only Mean Green goal of the night.
"Give UALR credit, we threw everything at them," said North Texas Head Coach John Hedlund. "30 shots, 19 on goal, but nothing would go in. It was one of those crazy games."
With the result, North Texas clinched a berth in the 2010 Sun Belt Championship in Bowling Green, Ky. North Texas' seeding in that tournament is yet to be determined. North Texas is now 11-5-2 on the season and 6-2-1 in Sun Belt play. UALR is 6-11-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the Sun Belt.
North Texas dominated every facet of the game, but could not earn more than a tie. North Texas had 19 shots on goal, the most for the Mean Green since the season opener against Texas Southern, to UALR's 3 and had 30 total shots to UALR's 9. North Texas earned 7 corners to UALR's one.
Dana Pearson scored in the 7th minute for UALR. North Texas' Ellen Scarfone netted her sixth goal of the season on a 22nd minute penalty kick. She is now 3-for-3 on Penalty Kicks this season.
North Texas returns to the Mean Green Soccer Complex for its final home game on Sunday, October 24 as it hosts Arkansas State at 1 p.m.