SAN MARCOS, Tex. (8/27/06) Youth and experience powered the North Texas women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Texas State in the 2006 season opener for the Mean Green.
North Texas (1-0) used goals from junior Heather Hutyra and true freshman Kendall Juett along with four saves from junior goalkeeper Kandice Ellis to pick up the win.
Hutyra, who scored 20 goals last season, picked up where she left off last year with a goal in the 11th minute of play to give the Mean Green a 1-0 lead.
Texas State (0-2) knotted the game up at 1-1 in the 26th minute of play when Delayna Spivey beat Ellis on a header off a Bobcat corner kick.
North Texas regained the lead for good when Juett scored in the 40th minute of play giving the Mean Green a 2-1 edge.
The second half was an even battle as the Mean Green were able to make its one-goal lead stand-up.
North Texas outshot the Bobcats 21-10 in the match as Hutyra and Juett combined for 10 of the 21 Mean Green shots.
The Mean Green is now 7-5 in season opening games.
North Texas is back in action on Thursday, Aug. 31 in the home opener against Houston at 7 p.m.