DENTON, Tex. (9/30/07) In work-man like fashion the North Texas women’s soccer team blanked Louisiana-Lafayette 4-0 from the North Texas Soccer Field. Playing shorthanded because of injuries didn’t slow the Mean Green (8-2, 2-0) down as they remain perfect on the year at home and improve to 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference play.
" I was very proud of the team today with three starters out for this game with injuries they showed a lot of character and were determined to find away to win this game against a very hard working team like Louisiana Lafayette,” said North Texas head coach John Hedlund.
Senior goalkeeper Kandice Ellis made eight saves to become the all-time saves leader at North Texas with 207. The shutout was her third of the season and the 15th of her career. Heather Hutyra had her first multi-goal game of the season with two.
Freshman Danielle Herron notched her first career goal and first goal of the game in the 26th minute of play. Her goal came off a loose ball in the box when freshman Janaye Woods found her behind the Cajuns defense.
Holding a 1-0 lead at the break, the Mean Green put the Cajuns (4-5-2, 0-1-1) away in the second half. First Hutyra made is 2-0 in the 57th minute of play with a goal off a cross from Brittany Cleveland. It was 3-0 ten minutes later when Veronica Ayala scored when she headed in a free kick from Kendall Juett.
Hutyra capped off the scoring in the 84th minute when she caught the Cajuns defense napping and slipped behind them off another pass from Cleveland.
North Texas outshot Louisiana-Lafayette 19-14.
North Texas is back in action on the road next week with a match Friday night at Florida International.