Mean Green Soccer Releases 2016 Fall Schedule
North Texas Plays Challenging Schedule; Faces 5 Power Five Schools
DENTON -- North Texas soccer coach John Hedlund has announced the Mean Green's 2016 fall schedule, which features contests against five Power Five schools.
"We were proud of the fact that last year we finished with an RPI of 37 in the country,” said Hedlund. “This schedule will give us the opportunity to finish with another solid RPI and the possibility of another trip to the NCAA tournament.”
North Texas opens its schedule with a home exhibition against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma on August 12. The Mean Green’s big road trip is to the state of Oregon where North Texas will play Oregon State and Oregon on September 2 and 4, respectively.
The Mean Green continues its tough road schedule with games against Arkansas (September 11) and Texas (September 16).
North Texas will begin defense of its C-USA regular-season title when it faces Rice in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. North Texas defeated Rice in its home finale last year to clinch the regular-season title.
The Mean Green opens its home conference schedule on Thursday, Sept. 22, when it faces Marshall. North Texas last faced the Thundering Herd in the 2015 C-USA tournament championship game. NT advanced to the NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 win against Marshall.
North Texas will also host Louisiana Tech (September 25), WKU (October 2), Charlotte (October 21) and Old Dominion (October 23) at home. One of the Mean Green’s strengths is defending its home field, where North Texas is undefeated against conference opponents the last seven years.
The Mean Green returns C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year Rachel Holden and C-USA All-Freshmen team honoree Taylor Torres. The two combined last year for 15 goals and seven assists.
2016 North Texas Soccer Schedule
Aug. 12–Oklahoma (exhibition)
Aug. 19 – Incarnate Word
Aug. 21- at Oral Roberts
Aug. 26 – Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Aug. 28 – Abilene Christian
Sept. 2 – at Oregon State
Sept. 4 – at Oregon
Sept. 9 – Texas Southern
Sept.11 – at Arkansas
Sept. 16 -- at Texas
Sept. 18 – at Rice*
Sept. 22 -- Marshall*
Sept. 25 – Louisiana Tech*
Oct. 2 -- WKU*
Oct. 7 - at UTEP*
Oct. 9 – at UTSA*
Oct. 14 – at UAB*
Oct. 21- Charlotte*
Oct. 23 – Old Dominion*
Oct. 27 -- at FIU*
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