NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin scored two goals in the second half and held off Arkansas for a 2-1 soccer victory at SFA on Friday.
All the scoring came in the second half with the Ladyjacks getting both goals from Kylie Louw.
SFA is 2-1 with the victory while the Razorbacks are 1-1.
Stephen F. Austin took a 1-0 lead on Louw’s rebound score at the 51:08 mark. A shot by Laura Sadler deflected off a Razorback and Louw was in position for the stickback.
Arkansas tied the game at the 59:58 mark on a goal by Kelsey Allison, who scored from the right flat off assists from Allie Chandler and Laurel Pastor.
SFA got the game-winner from Louw at the 72:07 mark when Louw scored from the right side of the goal. Her shot was low and hit the left post, just past goalkeeper Britni Williams, who dove to her right.
"They just clearly earned it," head coach Erin Aubry said. "There’s no doubt about it. Their kids played a little bit harder than we did.
They had a lot more confidence than we did tonight. They just executed a lot better than we did, so we certainly can’t take anything away from them."
Arkansas had an unbeaten streak of 11 games in non-conference road games with a 9-0-2 mark going back to the 2007 season.
Arkansas out-shot the Ladyjacks 14-7 and had five shots on goal while SFA had three. Arkansas had five corners and SFA one.
"We didn’t finish our opportunities," Aubry said. "A large part of that is mentality. We talked about that a lot this week. We did not have a good week of training. We’ve been stressing that how we play is how we’ve trained. When you don’t bring your mentality and competitiveness to training every day, it’s going to impact you on game day."
Pastor, Chandler, Allison, Kailey Anders and Kelly O’Connor all had two shots for the Razorbacks.
Louw took four of the seven shots for SFA with both goals.
Williams had one save for the game while SFA keeper Courtney Bauder had three.
Neither team scored in the first half. Arkansas had a shots advantage of 5-3 and a corner kick advantage of 4-1. Each team had one save.
Next week, Arkansas travels to Florida to face Miami in a neutral site game on Friday in Fort Myers. On Sunday, the Razorbacks meet host Florida Gulf Coast.
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