North Texas Announces 2008 Soccer Schedule
DENTON, Texas (6/12/08) ? The University of North Texas has announced its 2008 soccer schedule which is highlighted by a school record 12-home games and visits from Oklahoma, SMU, and Xavier. In addition to the 12 regular season home games, the Mean
DENTON, Texas (6/12/08) The University of North Texas has announced its 2008 soccer schedule which is highlighted by a school record 12-home games and visits from Oklahoma, SMU, and Xavier. In addition to the 12 regular season home games, the Mean Green hosts the 2008 Sun Belt Conference Tournament for the first time in school history.
“I’m very excited about our schedule this year, playing challenging teams such as OU, Texas Tech, Baylor, SMU and Xavier should really help prepare us going into the Sun Belt Conference late in the season,” said coach John Hedlund.
Since the 2000 season, the Mean Green has been nearly flawless in defending its home field with a record of 62-4-5.
North Texas opens the season with an exhibition match on August 16 against Texas Tech in Lubbock. The Mean Green then return home for the annual Alumni game on August 23. The regular season starts with five straight home matches for North Texas on August 29 with Louisiana Tech. Two days later it’s the first even meeting with Xavier and then on Friday, September 5 the Oklahoma Sooners visit Denton.
North Texas closes out its homestand to start the season against metroplex rival SMU on September 12. The Mean Green then hits the road for five straight games which includes a matchup with Baylor on September 19 before the beginning of Sun Belt Conference play on September 26 at Louisiana-Lafayette. North Texas finishes the season with five straight home games before hosting the conference tournament November 5-8 at the North Texas Soccer Field.
North Texas has won at least 15 games in five straight seasons and returns eight starters off of last year’s squad. Along with an experienced group that includes SBC Freshman of the Year Janaye Woods, the Mean Green brings in the Sun Belt’s top rated recruiting class.