Mean Green Soccer Controls Its Own Destiny With Two Games Remaining

Oct. 27, 2016

North Texas vs. FIU
Thursday, October 27
6 p.m. l Miami, FL
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MIAMI –The Mean Green’s goal of winning a third straight regular-season Conference USA title is within their grasp. With two games remaining in the regular season, the North Texas soccer team controls its own destiny.

With a win on Thursday against FIU, North Texas would have won at least a share of the regular-season title, depending on the outcome of both WKU and Rice’s games on Friday night. All three teams are currently tied for first place in the C-USA standings with 21 points. With a win, North Texas would also earn the No. 1 seed for the C-USA tournament. North Texas holds the tiebreaker against WKU and Rice.

With a tie, North Texas would still be in contention for the regular-season championship but would need to win on Sunday.

The Mean Green has a final home game on Sunday, Oct. 30 against Louisiana Tech. The game is a make-up from the originally scheduled game on Sept. 25 that was rained out. With two wins, North Texas would win the regular-season title outright. Both WKU and Rice finish their regular season with one game on Friday.

With a win on Thursday, North Texas would also tie its longest win streak of the season at four. The Mean Green has won seven of its last eight games. NT’s only loss in conference play came at the hands of UTSA on the road.

North Texas has struggled to score goals on the road. The Mean Green has not scored more than one goal on the road except for a 2-1 win against Rice. In the last three weeks, North Texas has defeated UTEP, 1-0; lost to UTSA, 3-0 and defeated UAB, 1-0.

Senior Marchelle Davis has been a consistent force for the Mean Green all season. She has scored in the last two games and is second on the team in goals with eight. Freshman goalkeeper Miranda Schoening has not given up more one goal in five of her last six starts. Both were honored the conference office for their play last week with player of the week honors.



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