FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas’ soccer team is on the road for two more Southeastern Conference games this week, playing at Vanderbilt on Friday and at Kentucky on Sunday.
Friday’s match is at 7 p.m. central with Sunday’s match at Kentucky beginning at noon.
Last week, the Razorbacks played at Auburn and Alabama, falling to the Tigers on Friday, 2-1, before battling the Crimson Tide to a 0-0 double-overtime tie on Sunday.
Arkansas is 6-3-3 overall and 0-3-1 in the SEC. Vanderbilt is 7-4-1 overall and 1-3 in the SEC, and ranked No. 8 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region. Kentucky is 3-6-3 overall and 0-4-0 in the SEC.
“We are frustrated right now,” head coach Erin Aubry says. “We are trying to guide our players in the right direction. We’re playing good soccer and we have outstanding players. We have to make sure our mentality is where it needs to be.”
Vanderbilt enters weekend play fourth in the conference in shot attempts (16.08) and in assists (2.00), and third in corner kicks (5.50). Kentucky is fourth in goals against average (0.70).
“Vanderbilt has had an outstanding non-conference season,” Aubry says. “Kentucky is tough to score on. They will both be tough challenges.”
Arkansas is tied for third in the SEC in goals allowed with eight through 12 games (0.67), third in goals against average (0.63) and tied for third with six shutouts.
Individually, freshman forward Allie Chandler is tied for eighth with 35 shot attempts and 10th with 2.92 shots per game. Ally Atkins is tied for seventh with four assists and eighth with 0.36 assists per game.
In the net, junior keeper Britni Williams is third with a 0.66 goals against average, an .867 save percentage and six shutouts, fourth with 4.33 saves per game and fifth with 52 saves.
In SEC play only, Arkansas leads the league with 31 total saves and 7.75 per game. Williams is first with 30 saves, second with 7.50 per game and third with an .857 save percentage.
Chandler is first with 21 shot attempts and Laurel Pastor is tied for fifth with 14. Chandler is first with 5.25 shots per game and Pastor tied for sixth with 3.50.
The tie at Alabama on Sunday was the third of the season for the Razorbacks with all three coming on the road.
Following this week’s road trip, the Razorbacks are home for matches against Mississippi State on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and Ole Miss on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.