MIAMI, Fla. (10/9/05) Sophomore goalkeeper Kandice Ellis notched her second consecutive shutout as the North Texas women’s soccer team completed a perfect road trip with a 1-0 win over Florida International.
The win pushes the North Texas (9-2-2, 4-0) winning streak to four games and extends the Mean Green’s unbeaten streak to 11 straight games.
In a tight defensive struggle North Texas scored the only goal of the match in the 60th minute when sophomore Heather Hutyra beat Madeline Gannon on a scramble inside the Golden Panthers box. Hutyra’s goal is her 12th of the season as Jamie Yates picked up the assist.
North Texas defensively held FIU (3-5-4, 1-2-1) without a shot in the final 22 minutes of play as Ellis extended her scoreless streak to 396 minutes without allowing a goal. FIU outshot the Mean Green 12-8, but Ellis made three saves in each period to preserve the win.
The win moves North Texas to 4-0 in Sun Belt Conference play for only the second time in school history and the first time since the 2000 season.
North Texas returns to action for its final three homes games of the season starting on Friday, Oct. 14 against Arkansas State.