Mean Green Fall 2-0 At Western Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (10/25/09) - For the first time this season the Mean Green soccer team was dealt a conference loss as North Texas dropped a 2-0 showdown to the Lady Toppers at the WKU Soccer Complex Sunday afternoon.

Along with the loss North Texas (11-5-2, 7-1-2) was also without the services of freshman sensation forward Michelle Young, who was forced to leave the match after suffering a concussion 15 minutes into action.

Overall both teams had 10 shots each but WKU outshot the Mean Green 7-3 shots on goal.

"It's disappointing because I thought we controlled the game," North Texas head coach John Hedlund said. "Our 11 corners to their one will indicate that and it did not help matters when our leading goal scorer Michelle Young received a concussion 15 minutes into the game and could not return. But that's the breaks, it's our first conference loss and we'll move on."

WKU (13-4-1, 8-2) jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage in the seventh minute when Mallory Outerbridge dribbled past two North Texas defenders and put a shot past Mandy Hall in the right corner of the goal, marking the first goal allowed by the Mean Green defense in 207 minutes of play.

The game would remain 1-0 all the way until late in the second half when WKU's Kaylyn Pratt scored her sixth goal of the season off a header with the assist coming from Sydney Sisler.

North Texas will next travel to Denver next Friday for their regular season finale. That game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.



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