DENTON, Tex. (9/30/05) In dominating fashion the North Texas women’s soccer team opened up Sun Belt Conference play with a 4-0 victory over Troy to extend their unbeaten streak to eight straight games at the Mean Green Soccer Complex.
With the win, North Texas (6-2-2, 1-0) remains perfect in SBC opener’s at 6-0 and closes out the month of September with an unblemished record of 5-0-2.
“I think we are starting to jell as a team,” North Texas head coach John Hedlund said. “The veterans and the newcomers that we brought in are coming together and the chemistry is starting to show and you are starting to see it”.
The trio of Heather Hutyra, Brittany Cleveland, and Kelli Lunsford combined for three goals, four assists, and 10 points to pace the Mean Green offensive attack. The Mean Green scored three goals in the first half in a span of just seven minutes of play.
Cleveland began the scoring in the 12th minute of play on a deflection after Hutyra found her on a cross in the center of the box. Jamie Yates made it 2-0 North Texas just three minutes later with a goal off another feed from Hutyra in the box.
Hutyra then got into the act herself and notched her 10th goal of the year to make it 3-0 as she buried a shot from 15 yards out in the 19th minute.
Lunsford added her second goal of the season in the 50th minute on a penalty kick. Hutyra also had a penalty kick in the 54th minute but was denied her second goal of the night. Goalkeeper Kandice Ellis made three saves on the night to pick up her third shutout of the season.
North Texas has now won 42 of their last 48 games at home and is 17-1-2 in Sun Belt Conference play at home.
North Texas continues SBC play on Sunday as they host the South Alabama Jaguars at 1 p.m.