DENTON (8/30/05) - The North Texas soccer team looks for its first win of the season when the Mean Green hosts Texas State in its home opener on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7 pm at the Mean Green Soccer Complex off Airport Road.
The Mean Green will then face SMU on Sunday in Dallas at 1 pm. The Mustangs enter the game ranked 10th in the central region and have started the season off at 1-1. SMU will play twice this week before facing the Mean Green on Sunday.
Both North Texas and Texas State enter Wednesday's game with records of 0-2. For only the second time in school history, North Texas has started the regular season off by losing its first two games. The good news is that when the Mean Green started the 2001 year at 0-2, the team went on to win 13 games and capture the Sun Belt Conference regular season title.
North Texas returns home where it has been nearly unbeatable since the 2000 season. The Mean Green is 37-2-3 at home since the start of the 2000 season, including two undefeated seasons. The Mean Green’s winning percentage at home since 2000 is .916.
North Texas has dominated the Southland Conference through the years, holding a record of 20-1. The Mean Green has never lost at home to a Southland Conference team. North Texas is a perfect 5-0 against Texas State, including a 3-0 record at home. The Mean Green won the last meeting against the Bobcats in 2003, 2-0 at home.
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