DENTON, Texas — The Alabama soccer team (0-1-1) closed out its two-game road swing to open the 2018 season with a 1-1 draw at North Texas (1-0-1) on Sunday. The Crimson Tide controlled the run of play throughout regulation and both overtimes, outshooting the Mean Green 29-14 in the match, but was unable to find a game-winner.
North Texas, the four-time defending Conference USA champion, took the first goal when Taylor Torres scored off a throw in.
Alabama sophomore Chloe Maize found senior Abbie Boswell in the top corner of the 18-yard box to even the score at 1-1.
The Tide dominated the overtime, outshooting the Mean Green 6-0. In the second overtime, junior Taylor Hubbard received a pass and found herself wide open in front of the net. However, her shot was saved by North Texas goalkeeper Kelsey Brann. The rebound went right to the feet of senior Emma Welch, but Brann managed to make the save on the goal line to keep the game even.
UA redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kaylee Hammer had six saves. Brann finished with nine stops, including four in the overtime periods, for North Texas.
Alabama faces Florida Golf Coast at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in the home opener. The Tide will then take on Kennesaw State at home at at 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission to all home games is free to students and fans.