Davis And Schoening Receive Weekly C-USA Honors
Davis Posted Two Game-Winning Goals, Schoening Recorded Shutout Against Charlotte
DENTON –The Mean Green soccer team continued its march towards defending its regular-season conference title with wins against Charlotte and Old Dominion this past weekend. Senior midfielder Marchelle Davis and freshman goalkeeper Miranda Schoening were integral parts of the North Texas victories and were rewarded by Conference USA for their efforts.
Davis was named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, while Schoening received Goalkeeper of the Week honors. Both are receiving the awards for the first time in their careers.
Davis posted the game-winning goals against Charlotte and Old Dominion. The senior tallied the first goal in the 2-0 win against Charlotte, collecting a long pass in front of the 49ers defense and shooting the ball past the diving goalkeeper. She scored the Mean Green’s second goal in the 2-1 victory against ODU, collecting a rebound off the post and firing the ball into the back of the net.
“I’m really proud of Marchelle, this award for her is well deserving,” North Texas head coach John Hedlund said. “She has been our most consistent player all year and the two game-winning goals she scored this weekend against Charlotte and ODU have really kept us in first place in C-USA.”
Davis has doubled her point total from last year with 18 points on seven goals and four assists. She is second on the team in goals and tied for the lead in assists.
Schoening picked up her fourth and fifth wins of the season in goal for the Mean Green after stepping in for the injured Brooke Bradley midway through the season. She recorded her third shutout of the season against Charlotte, with a career-high five saves. She gave up one goal in Sunday’s game against ODU but still topped her previous career high with seven stops.
“Miranda has been playing very well for us since Brooke's injury,” North Texas goalkeeper coach Matt Montayne said. “She has really taken her game to the next level and has put our team in a great situation to win another title. One thing we strive for every year is shutouts and defense first, and I think we have done a great job with that this year. Miranda's height, size and hands make her a great addition to this defense.”
Schoening has held conference opponents to one goal or less in six of seven conference games she has played.
The North Texas soccer team concludes its regular season this week with a road game on Thursday against Florida International and a final home match on Sunday against Louisiana Tech.