DENTON (9/28/07) - Kendall Juett posted a hat trick to lead the North Texas soccer team to a 7-0 victory against Louisiana-Monroe on Friday night at the North Texas Soccer Field.
The Mean Green (7-2, 1-0) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win and started Sun Belt Conference play with a victory. North Texas is now 11-0 in the series against the Warhawks and 8-0 in conference-opening games.
Juett posted her second career hat trick in the victory. Both of her three-goal games have come against the Warhawks. It was also the fourth multi-goal game of her career. With her seven points tonight, Juett now leads the team with 20 points this season.
Freshman Janaye Woods sparked the offense at the start of the game. Attacking down the right side, Woods found Brittany Cleveland in front of the goal in the sixth minute to put North Texas ahead, 1-0. Cleveland then found Juett a minute later to make it 2-0. Cleveland finished the game with three points, while Woods posted two goals and an assist for five points.
Juett gave North Texas a 6-0 lead going into the half with her third goal of the game. Her assist in the game came off a corner kick at the 33rd minute, which Dani Slavonic was able to put her head on.
Heather Hutyra dished out two assists in the game. The two assists moves her into sole possession of sixth place in the career assists list with 21.
North Texas outshot the Warhawks, 26-9. The Mean Green has posted five shutouts this season.
Kandice Ellis and Amanda Hall shared the shutout in goal for the Mean Green.
North Texas returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 30 when it faces Louisiana-Lafayette at noon at the North Texas Soccer Field.