FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorback Soccer team will try to finish the four-match home stand strong this weekend as it faces James Madison on Friday at 7 p.m. and Mississippi Valley State on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Razorback Field.
Arkansas (2-2-0) is coming off its second-straight split weekend after falling to top-ranked Penn State, 4-2, before bouncing back to beat Abilene Christian, 6-1, last Sunday. In both of its victories this year, Arkansas has scored at least two goals and has gotten eight of its 10 scores this year from freshmen.
Freshman Parker Goins leads all Razorbacks with four goals and 10 points through four matches. All four of her goals came in the win over Abilene Christian. She also tallied assists in both of Arkansas’ goals against Penn State. All 10 of her points came in last week’s matches. The total is good for second in the SEC and seventh in the country.
Season tickets are now on sale for just $25. Each season ticket order will come with one 2017 Razorback Soccer scarf. Single-game tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Razorback Field box office, which opens one hour before kickoff on game days. Current students can be admitted with their UA ID, and children 17 and under are admitted free.
Sunday’s match with Mississippi Valley State will be the only match this weekend available on SEC Network+, the online-only arm of the SEC Network. Fans can also follow live stats on ArkansasRazorbacks.com and follow in-game updates via the Razorback Soccer Twitter page for both matches.
Friday, Sept. 1
7 p.m. – James Madison (3-1-0) vs. Arkansas – Live Stats
>> Arkansas finishes its four-match home stand this weekend with a matches against James Madison and Mississippi Valley State. It’s the second-straight year, the Hogs have faced the Dukes and first time ever to face the Devilettes.
>> Arkansas won last year’s match with James Madison in Harrisonburg, Virginia, 4-3 in double overtime. It was the first of five-straight wins by the Razorbacks to open the 2016 season.
>> The Razorbacks haven’t faced a team from the SWAC since 2006 when they beat Alabama A&M, 1-0. Arkansas has also faced Grambling and Southern in its history.
>> Freshman forward Parker Goins scored four times against Abilene Christian last Sunday in the 6-1 win. She’s the first Razorback secure a hat trick and score four goals in a game since Julie Williford did so against LSU on Nov. 2, 2001.
>> Goins is only the second freshman in Razorback Soccer history to record four goals in a single match, joining Mary Howard, who did it twice during the 1987 season against Houston Baptist and SW Missouri State.
>> Freshman goalkeeper Rachel Harris started both matches last week and is still the only freshman in the SEC to start at least one match this year. Against Abilene Christian, she recorded her first victory, notching three saves.
>> Sophomore Stefani Doyle recorded two assists on Sunday against Abilene Christian. It is the first time she has notched a multi-assist match and seventh multi-point match of her career.
>> Four different freshmen have scored at least one goal so far this season. Eight out of Arkansas’ 10 goals have come from the feet of freshmen, four from Parker Goins. The eight freshmen goals are the second most in the SEC.
>> Arkansas took 34 shots on Sunday against Abilene Christian, en route to a 6-1 victory, its’ first at home in 2017. The 34 shots were the most since taking 30 against Vanderbilt in 2012 and ties for second most in a game by an SEC team this year.
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