DENTON (4/26/05) - The University of North Texas has announced its 2005 soccer schedule, which is highlighted by a school record tying 11 home games. The Mean Green will begin the season on Friday, August, 26 with a match against Eastern Illinois in El Paso, Tex., followed up with a game against UTEP on August 27.
North Texas begins the home portion of the schedule on Wednesday, August 31 against Texas State. Since the 2000 season, North Texas has been nearly unbeatable at home, compiling a record of 37-2-3.
North Texas also has non-conference road games against SMU, Houston, and Northwestern State.
The Mean Green will begin defense of its Sun Belt Conference Championship on September 30 with a home game against league newcomer Troy. North Texas will also face its fiercest conference rival,Denver, at home on Oct. 21.
North Texas will have five league home games this season and four road games. The 2005 Sun Belt Conference Tournament will take place Nov. 2-5 in Mobile, Ala.
North Texas is coming off its best season in school history by advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time, along with notching a school record 16 wins and capturing the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship.
2005 North Texas Soccer Schedule
Aug. 20 Alumni Game 7 p.m.
Aug. 26 vs Eastern Illinois^ 1 p.m.
Aug. 27 at UTEP 1 p.m.
Aug. 31 Texas State 7 p.m.
Sept. 4 at SMU 7 p.m.
Sept. 7 Grambling State 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 SW Missouri St. 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 Sam Houston St. 1 p.m.
Sept. 16 Rice 7 p.m.
Sept. 18 at Houston 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 at Northwestern St. 7 p.m.
Sept. 25 TWU 1 p.m.
Sept. 30 Troy* 7 p.m.
Oct. 2 South Alabama* 1 p.m.
Oct. 7 at Louisiana-Lafayette* 7 p.m.
Oct. 9 at Florida International* 1 p.m.
Oct. 14 Arkansas St.* 7 p.m.
Oct. 16 UALR* 1 p.m.
Oct. 21 Denver* 7 p.m.
Oct. 28 at Western Kentucky* 7 p.m.
Oct. 30 at Middle Tennessee* 1 p.m.
Nov. 2-5 SBC Tournament&
*-Sun Belt Conference game