FAYETTEVILLE – Thanks to the weather in Fayetteville on Friday night, the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team has to wait for their Southeastern Conference opening match which is now scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Lady’Back Field.
Arkansas and Kentucky were scheduled to kick off the season on Friday but thunderstorms in the area caused the game to be postponed giving both squads a night off prior to Sunday’s games. Sunday afternoon is also Youth Soccer Day at Lady’Back Field.
“I’m disappointed that we were not able to play,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “As a team we were really looking forward to it, but the conditions did not allow it and so we have to get focused on Vanderbilt. They are a very good side and the toughest opponent that we have seen this year.”
Arkansas enters Sunday’s contest with a 7-1-0 overall record and are in the midst of a seven match unbeaten streak that dates back to Aug. 27. Vanderbilt is 4-1-4 overall and 0-0-1 in SEC action after a double overtime time in Baton Rouge, La., against the LSU Tigers on Friday.
Vanderbilt and LSU played a very even match with no side getting a clear advantage in any statistical category. LSU had a chance to win in the second overtime, but its forward was called offside in the 105th minute to negate the potential game-winning score.
Over the last four years, Arkansas has faired quite well against Vanderbilt and hope that the momentum can carry over into 2006. The Lady’Backs have won three of those four matches but struggled in Nashville, Tenn., last season.
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