BOCA RATON, Fla .– The 16-time conference champion North Texas soccer team saw their season come to a screeching halt Monday afternoon after a home side goal in double overtime by Mean Green ,
UNT lost their first round of the Conference USA tournament to UTSA on Monday 1-0 in the 107th minute when a defender from Mean Green attempted to clear a Roadrunner cross but the ball deflected his foot and is entered the North Texas goal before the keeper Sarah fuller even had time to react.
The own goal came just three minutes into the game which was sent to a penalty shootout.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to end our season with three minutes left in double overtime on a goal against his deflection camp,” said the head coach. John hedlund. âI really liked our chances if we went to PK. It’s something we have been working on all year. I want to thank my two seniors Brooke Lamp and Elle Marie DeFrain Coming back for a fifth year, I know their goal was to earn their fourth ring this fall, but like I told them, having four championship rings isn’t that bad. Both have been a pleasure to train and have been champions on the pitch and there is no doubt in my mind that they will be champions in life. “
North Texas ends the year with an 8-5-4 overall record.
Lampe and DeFrain are graduates of UNT, each breaking the previous program’s record for matches and minutes played. The two combined to win 59 games in their five seasons with the Mean Green and won the 2017 C-USA tournament title, the 2018 C-USA regular season title, the 2018 C-USA tournament title. and the 2019 C-USA tournament title. On Monday morning, Lampe was named the conference first all-team for a second consecutive season. She was named all-conference preseason ahead of this season.
“I am also proud of my young team,” said Hedlund. âIt wasn’t easy for any of us to fight all the injuries we’ve faced throughout the year. Adversity has hit us pretty hard this season, but we’ve all dealt with it. to the best of our ability and even though this group failed to win the Ninth C -American Title programs, they still maintained our winning streak of 27 straight seasons and maintained our incredible unbeaten streak at home against undefeated conference opponents since 2008 “.