From Houston To Denton

Sept. 3, 2015

Friday, Sept. 4 -- at Abilene Christian (1-2-1), at Abilene, 7 p.m,
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Sunday, Sept. 6 -- vs. Houston (0-3), Denton, TX, 1 p.m.
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Despite a 15-year gap between when the two Mean Green soccer players wore a North Texas uniform, senior North Texas midfielder Karla Pineda and Mean Green Athletics Hall of Famer Krista Davey have a few things that connect them.

Pineda dished out two assists in last week's win against Incarnate Word. The two assists gave the Houston native 26 for her career, moving her into the No. 3 slot on the Mean Green's all-time career list. She jumped ahead of Heather Hutyra and also passed Davey, who Pineda had been tied with in fourth.

Krista Davey is more than just a North Texas alumni who is listed in the records books to Pineda. The Davey family is a big reason why Pineda is at North Texas. Pineda played for Krista's mom, Helen, at Aldine High School. Pineda met Krista a few times and knew she was a good soccer player. Krista would stop by practice and teach skill sessions, but it wasn't until Pineda's junior season that she learned that Krista had played at North Texas.

The Davey connection led Pineda to John Hedlund, who recruited Krista to North Texas when the Mean Green was in its early stages of its program. Krista helped build the foundation for the program that has never had a losing season. Krista became the first of five Mean Green soccer players to be inducted into the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame.

It is not just Pineda that the Davey connection has helped bring to North Texas. Freshman Bailey Johnston's club coach was Krista Davey.

Pineda, Johnston and the Mean Green soccer team are back in action this weekend when it faces Abilene Christian on the road on Friday and then Houston at home on Sunday. North Texas is 2-0 on the road this season and is looking for its first home win.



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