DENTON, Texas- North Texas used two goals in the closing stages of the game to defeat Arkansas State 2-0, and extend their unbeaten streak to eight. Carly McDowell and Ellen Scarfone scored for the Mean Green.
"I was really happy with the way we played in the second half. We stepped up, we didn't quit, and we found a way to score a couple of goals," said North Texas Head Coach John Hedlund. "I think we showed our character in the second half, we came out a little flat in the first half."
Carly McDowell broke the tie in the 81st minute when she scored off an assist from Kelsey Hodges. The goal was the 4th of the season for McDowell, and was the first assist of the season for Hodges.
Ellen Scarfone tacked on a goal in the 86th minute when her volley deflected in off the crossbar. Scarfone now has a point in seven of the eight games in North Texas' unbeaten streak, and goals in her last two. Scarfone has seven goals on the season. Carly McDowell picked up the assist, giving her three points on the afternoon.
Mandy Hall picked up her sixth shutout of the year and posted her 10th scoreless outing. Hall's six shutouts in 2010 ties her 2008 season for fifth all-time at North Texas. Hall's 2009 season ranks second all-time. Her GAA falls to 0.66 on the season.
North Texas wraps up the regular season at Denver at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 29th. The Mean Green play in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament on Wednesday, October 3 in Bowling Green, Ky. North Texas will be the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the tournament.