MIAMI, Florida (10/04/09) - After trailing 2-0 with only 11 minutes remaining in regulation, the Mean Green soccer team rallied to play the FIU Golden Panthers to a 2-2 draw in double overtime Sunday afternoon.
The Mean Green (7-4-1, 3-0-1) scored the game-tying goal in the 82nd minute when Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year Kendall Juett came up clutch with her second goal of the season and the 28th of her career. Juett's goal followed Rachel Turpin's first career goal, which occurred in the 79th minute.
"We knew going in FIU was going to be a challenge especially after they beat Denver on Friday," North Texas head coach John Hedlund said. "I'm proud of my girls, they never gave up and fought back from being down and fighting the humidity and picked up a nice result on the road. The bottom line is we didn't lose this weekend and are still undefeated in conference. Now we set our sights on two games at home next weekend."
North Texas and FIU both had 12 shots and four corner kicks. Junior goalkeeper Mandy Hall collected five saves in 110 minutes of play.
The Golden Panthers (4-5-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute on a header from Katrina Rose off a corner kick by Casey Thames. FIU's other goal came in the 73rd minute on a shot by April Perry.
The Mean Green will return to Denton next weekend for their final home games of the season. North Texas will host South Alabama on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a match against Troy on Sunday at 1 p.m.