FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team meets another tough challenge on Friday night when it hosts the 14th-ranked University of Tennessee Lady Vols in Southeastern Conference action at Lady’Back Field at 7:00 p.m.
Arkansas enters the match after a weekend split against Mississippi State and Ole Miss which saw the Lady Razorbacks play some of its most inspired soccer of the year. Junior Christina Burger and senior Megan McCool were the catalysts of the up-tempo play and will need to be even better on Friday night.
“Friday night is going to be a tough match,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “Tennessee is a very good side and will probably put pressure on us all over the field. We’ll need to be good with our passes and move up the field to avoid their pressure.”
Tennessee enters the contest with a 6-4-1 overall mark, but are undefeated in SEC play with a 4-0-0 record. They have been stellar both with the ball and on defense as they have conceded just two goals in four conference matches while scoring eight of their own. Leading the charge is Kylee Rossi who has four goals and three assists for 11 points, but Arkansas will have to be aware of the entire field if they want to upset the higher-ranked Lady Vols as 12 of Tennessee’s players have at least one point on the year.
Friday night’s match at Lady’Back Field is also the registration site for the 2005 Ozark Cup. Teams wishing to attend and watch the game may purchase tickets at the door. Group tickets may be purchased in advance at the Lady Razorback ticket office in Barnhill Arena or by calling 479-57-LBACK.
For more information about Lady Razorback soccer or about Arkansas women’s athletics, please go to www.ladybacks.com.