DENTON, Texas (9/9/08) North Texas junior defender Kelli Lunsford was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for her heroic efforts in the team’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Oklahoma Sooners this past Friday.
Lunsford scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to help North Texas come back from a 2-1 deficit. Lunsford, who missed all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, scored her first goal in the 83rd minute from almost 40 yards out and then one minute into overtime won the game for the Mean Green with another long shot from 20 yards away.
North Texas is 3-1 this season and will next host East Tennessee State University for the first time ever this Friday. The Mean Green then faces Lamar Sunday afternoon in Natchitoches, Louisiana.