FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorback soccer team (11-7, 4-6) dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to visiting Georgia (12-5-1, 5-4-1) at Razorback Field on Sunday.
Seniors Jessie Givens
, Taylor Green
, Evan Palmer
and Yvonne DesJarlais
were honored on the field prior to the start as part of the pregame festivities. Each of the four seniors started the match. Givens recorded one shot in the match while DesJarlais picked up two shots, including one on frame, and Palmer had a save during a one-on-one opportunity late in the second half.
Georgia’s Madeline Barker scored the only goal of the match in the 10th minute when she bent in the ball off of one of Georgia’s 11 corner kicks.
"I know this is a cliché but soccer is a cruel, cruel game,” head coach Colby Hale
said. “I thought we did everything we could I thought we played well enough to win. Georgia is good. It just didn’t feel like our day even though our players did everything they could to win. We had to take some risks in the second half to get a goal. We created some pretty good chances and I thought the backs played pretty well, so I am really proud of them and we are playing really good soccer right now."
The Razorbacks had six attempts on goal including two where Georgia was awarded defensive saves on shots from sophomore Ashleigh Ellenwood
and junior Tyler Allen
. The Razorbacks shot 13 times at the Bulldogs but their Keeper Caitlin Woody held strong with four saves.
Freshman keeper Cameron Carter
recorded a season-high seven saves during the match after facing 14 shots from Georgia.
The Razorbacks return to the pitch on Thursday, Oct. 31, to host Missouri at Razorback field for the team’s final regular-season match. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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