Soccer Advances To Semis With 2-0 Win Against Marshall
Grisham Scores Both Goals For Mean Green
CHARLOTTE - Early goals, set pieces and solid defense down the stretch have been key for the Mean Green soccer team this year, and they all played a part in today's 2-0 quarterfinal win against Marshall at Transamerica Field.
With the win, top-seeded North Texas will play either Charlotte or Middle Tennessee on Friday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m., central time.
Jackie Kerestine made clutch saves down the stretch and finished the game with seven saves.
Grisham scored off a header on the Mean Green's first corner kick of the game. On her second goal, she was able to bring the ball down off the corner by Pineda before slicing it in the back of the net.
Marshall kept pressing and testing the Mean Green defense down to the final minutes, forcing Kerestine to make outstretched saves low and high.
Next up for North Texas
North Texas will play either Middle Tennessee or Charlotte on Friday night at 6 pm in semi-final action.
Mean Green Quick Hitters
Fifth straight game that North Texas has scored an early goal
Molly Grisham doubles her goal totals with two goals against Marshall
Grisham's first two-goal game of her career
Both goals came off corners by Karla Pineda
Second and third assists of the season from Pineda off corner kicks
Pineda moved into a tie for fourth in career assists with 23
Pineda moved into a tie for sixth in season assists with nine.
Sixth straight conference tournament game that Jackie Kerestine has not given up a goal