DENTON, Tex. (8/31/05) Make it 11-for-11. The North Texas (1-2) women’s soccer team defeated Texas State 3-0 at the Mean Green Soccer Complex to win its 11th straight home opener. North Texas used a strong offensive attack as they out-shot the Bobcats (0-3) 25-8 to win for the 38th time in its last 43 games at home.
“I think we outplayed them from the start tonight,” said North Texas head coach John Hedlund. “We missed some opportunities but we are still looking to find that right chemistry. We have a lot of speed out there but we just need to find the right mix”.
The Mean Green started the scoring off in the 35th minute when junior Angela Hawkins notched her second goal of the season from the top of the box 10 yards out.
North Texas carried a 1-0 lead into the break after out-shooting Texas State 11-3 in the first half.
Sophomore Heather Hutyra, who finished the night with seven shots, extended the North Texas lead to 2-0 in the first minute of the second half with her first goal of the season. Hutyra scored on a breakaway after getting a feed from freshman Kelli Lunsford.
Texas State mounted their best scoring chance in the 62nd minute, but North Texas sophomore goalkeeper Kandice Ellis stopped Danielle Holloway’s shot from 15 yards out. Ellis made a career-high five saves and collected her first career shutout to pick up the win.
Sophomore Dani Slavonic rounded out the scoring for the Mean Green in the 89th minute with her first goal of the season off a corner kick.
North Texas returns to action on Sunday afternoon with a visit to metroplex rival SMU at 1 p.m. in Dallas.