Soccer Hosts FIU, FAU




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On Tap The 7th-ranked team in the South region hosts a huge homestand this weekend as the FIU Golden Panthers and the Florida Atlatntic Owls come into town. Game time for the FIU game, which is also senior night, is now at 6 p.m., instead of the orginially scheduled 7 p.m. FIU sits second in the Sun Belt Standings, just a game ahead of North Texas, who is tied for third, making Friday night’s match huge for conference positioning. North Texas could actually clinch a conference tournament berth this weekend with two wins, depending on other results in SBC games this weekend.
Rank and File North Texas is ranked 7th in the South Region of the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com Poll. This is the fourth straight week North Texas has been regionally ranked.
Getting Ahead Entering these games, North Texas has played 1400:54 of game time this season, but has trailed for 56:27, which is only 4.0% of North Texas’ minutes’ played.
Senior Night For Friday night’s home game against FIU, North Texas will honor seniors Mandy Hall and Dani Watson with a pregame ceremony.
Stone Wall Mandy Hall Mandy Hall has already placed her name among the best goalkeepers in North Texas history. Hall sits first in career shutouts (22) and saves (238), and ranks second in career goals against average (0.97). 
For more information on Mandy Hall, please see page 7 of the game notes.
FIU Series History North Texas is riding a nine-game unbeaten streak (8-0-1) against the Golden Panthers, a stretch that includes a victory in the 2004 Sun Belt Title Game. North Texas is unbeaten and untied against FIU in home matches, where they are 4-0-0.
FAU Series History The Mean Green have dominated FAU, shutting out the Owls in three out of the four meetings the teams have played. North Texas is 4-0 all-time against the Owls.
All We Do Is Win North Texas has never had a losing season in their 15 years as a program, making the Mean Green one of the most consistent programs in the nation. In fact, North Carolina (28 seasons), William & Mary (28), Portland (24), Notre Dame (22), Stanford (22) and Penn State (16) have active streaks of more consecutive winning seasons.
Fan Support The contest against SMU saw North Texas welcome a record number of fans, with 1,246 fans passing through the turnstiles to see the 3-2 overtime contest in Denton. North Texas soccer was putting on a benefit for Livestrong that night, and wore special yellow jerseys, sold shirts and took donations that benefited Livestrong. The previous high for a North Texas home game was 1,173, set on 9/5/2008 vs. Oklahoma.
Offensive Firepower North Texas has shown a potent offense this season. The Mean Green rank 16th in the nation and 1st in the Sun Belt in goals-per game. 
Four More Years? Over the past four years (current through 9/28/2010), North Texas is tied with five other schools for 30th with 47 wins over those four seasons, according to research by CollegeSoccer360.com.
We Must Protect This House Since the 2000 season, the Mean Green has been nearly perfect in defending its home turf. North Texas is riding asix game home Sun Belt winning streak, and is 10-1 in their last 11 home conference games. North Texas is currently 8-1-1 in their last 10 games at home. During the past 10 plus seasons the Mean Green has made its way into the NCAA record books at home. The Mean Green went unbeaten for 24 straight games from Oct. 3, 1999 until Oct. 11, 2002. That streak is the 12th longest in NCAA history. Two years later a new one started on Oct. 3, 2004 and didn’t end until Oct. 22, 2007. It covered 23 straight games and is the 13th longest home unbeaten streak in NCAA history. North Texas is one of just three schools in the nation to have two unbeaten streaks at home of 23 games or more in NCAA history. 
Every Game Kara Brooks enters this weekend having played all of North Texas’ last 850 minutes without seeing the bench. Brooks had played 1378 of North Texas’ 1401 minutes this season, only sitting out for six minutes against New Mexico and the last 23 minutes against Texas Southern.
Honor Roll Kelsey Perlman was named Offensive MVP of the Red Raider Classic for her two-goal performance in Lubbock from 9/10-9/12. Michelle Young also recieved all-tournament honors in Lubbock.
Iron Women Three returning North Texas players have seen the field in every single contest since they arrived on campus. Junior Kelsey Perlman (54 games/53 starts), sophomore Michelle Young (34 games/33 starts) and sophomore Ellen Scarfone (34 games/33 starts) have never missed a game in their respective careers.
Gunnin’ For That No. 1 Spot North Texas leads the Sun Belt in eight different statistical categories, including Goals and Goals Allowed.
Goals 1. North Texas 38 2. Denver 34 3. Troy 26 
Goals Allowed 1. North Texas 11 2. Denver 12 2. FIU 12 
LAST WEEKEND North Texas 2, South Alabama 0 MOBILE, Ala.- North Texas extended its Sun Belt winning streak to four games as they shut out South Alabama 2-0. North Texas improves to 9-5-1, and 4-2 in the Sun Belt, while South Alabama falls to 4-10-1 and 2-4 in conference. Kelsey Hodges and Ellen Scarfone scored for the Mean Green.
Kelsey Hodges started the scoring with her seventh goal of the season in the fourth minute. Michelle Young got the assist, which was her third of the year and in the second straight game. Young now has a goal or an assist in four straight games.
Ellen Scarfone added an insurance goal in the 54th minute. Scarfone now has 5 goals and 8 assists on the season, good for 17 points.
Mandy Hall posted her fifth complete-game shutout and eighth scoreless outing of the season. She now has 22 shutouts for her career.

North Texas 3, Troy 1 TROY, Ala.- North Texas (8-5-1, 3-2 Sun Belt) defeated Troy (8-3-1, 3-2 Sun Belt) 3-1 on the strength of two Julie Lackey goals. North Texas is now riding a three-game winning streak in which it has scored three or more goals in every game.
Julie Lackey started the scoring for the Mean Green in the 15th minute with a goal assisted by Ellen Scarfone.
Nikki Crocco added a goal in the 27th minute, good for her third of the season. Crocco has now scored in two straight games. Michelle Young picked up her second assist and 12th point of the season on the play.
Lackey added a goal in the 71st minute, giving her a multi-goal game for the second time this season. Lackey now leads the team with eight goals this season. Ellen Scarfone picked up her team-leading 7th and 8th assists of the season.




 

 

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