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UNT soccer back to a winning conference record

UNT soccer back to a winning conference record

UNT soccer back to a winning conference record
October 13
19:50 2013

Akshay Mirchandani/Staff Writer

The Mean Green soccer team ended a two-game losing skid by beating the University of Texas-San Antonio on Friday and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Sunday, boosting its conference record to 3-2-1 with four games to go.

UTSA

On Friday, UNT (9-5-1) took out UTSA (3-10-1, 2-2-1) with a 4-2 victory. Senior defender Kelsey Hodges led the charge with two goals in the game while freshman forward Anna Flobeck and sophomore forward Amber Haggerty each added one.

“UTSA is very scrappy,” head coach John Hedlund said. “They don’t give up throughout the full 90 [minutes] and Kelsey came up big with two goals.”

The win against the Roadrunners came on the Mean Green’s senior night where six seniors, including Hodges, were honored pregame.

“We’ve always won on senior night so it’s a big deal,” Hodges said. “It’s our last senior Friday night home game here, the six of us.”

Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (7-5-1, 2-2-2) came into Sunday’s game leading the Conference USA East division, but was shut out by the Mean Green, 3-0.

“We needed a complete game and I thought we got that from everybody that stepped on the field,” Hedlund said. “That was probably the best complete game we’ve played this year. They are a very good team, they’re well coached and they’re one of the top teams on the other side.”

Hodges, sophomore midfielder Brooke Oxentine and freshman forward Rachel Holden each had a goal to help down the 49ers. Holden’s goal in the 61st minute was her 11th of the season and the first since Sept. 22 against Oklahoma State.

“I was happy,” Holden said. “I’m glad I finally got another goal. I just have to keep working hard and it will come.”

These two wins were crucial for the Mean Green as the team will be on the road for the next three games. The team’s home finale isn’t until Oct. 31.

“That’s what we went into halftime saying – that this is our last home game for a few weeks, so make the best of it and get the win,” Hodges said.

Next up, the team will play the University of Tulsa on the road next Friday at 7 p.m.

Box score vs. UTSA

Box score vs. Charlotte

Sophomore midfielder Karla Pineda steals the ball from a UTSA opponent during a home game on Oct. 11. Feature photo by Harris Buchanan / Staff Photographer

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