Oct. 16, 2011
Boca Raton, FL - The University of North Texas used two first-half goals to earn a 2-0 victory over the Florida Atlantic University women's soccer team on Sunday afternoon at the FAU Soccer Stadium in Boca Raton. The victory kept the Mean Green in contention for the Sun Belt Conference's regular-season championship.
FAU stands at 5-9-1 on the season and drops to 1-6-1 in league action. Meanwhile, North Texas improved to 11-4-1 overall and has a 6-1 conference record. The Owls return to the pitch on Thursday, October 20, when they travel to the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
North Texas' Michelle Young gave the visitors a 1-0 advantage on her 12th goal of the season. She received a pass from Ellen Scarfone and drilled a shot to the upper left corner of the new in the 16th minute of the match.
Scarfone would later tally a goal of her own, the fifth of the season, in the 26th minute to give North Texas a 2-0 advantage. She attempted a corner kick and a stiff wind helped guide the ball to the back post past the FAU goalkeeper.
The Mean Green held a 13-6 shot advantage in the match, including an 8-3 margin in the first half. FAU sophomore forward Brittney Nash led the team with three shots. Sophomore forwards Jesse Shugg and Alexandra Bentzon joined freshman midfielder Nina Mas with each having one shot.
Junior goalkeeper Ashley Lantes made four saves for the Owls.