The women’s soccer team played its home opener against the University of North Texas Friday night, losing 2–0.
This dropped the Wildcats to 1–2 on the season while improving Mean Green to 2–1.
“We played well, we had some good opportunities,” senior midfielder Chloe Fifer said. “The coaches talked to us after the game and said we had a good build up and good opportunities. But when going from a good team to a great team we have to capitalize and put one in the back of the net.”
The first goal of the game came from junior forward Taylor Torres in the first half set up by a stunning breakaway assist kicked from behind midfield by senior defender Tori Phillips.
UNT’s second goal came in the second half scored by freshman defender Brooke Lampe and assisted by sophomore forward Natalie Newell.
The Wildcats took 14 shots with five of them coming on goal, two of those coming from freshman midfielder Christina Arteaga.
Redshirt freshman goalie Rachel Johnson was in the net for the Wildcats and stopped seven of nine shots on goal.
The women will next face the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
“We’re going to look to capitalize on winning balls in the air,” sophomore defender Shay Johnson said. “Arkansas is a big team, they’re big, powerful, and physical so we’re going to have to step it up.”
The game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday and can be seen on SEC network.