FAYETTEVILLE – Off to its best start in the 21-year history of the program, the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team puts its 5-1-0 record on the line when it visits the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Last season, Arkansas put together a commanding performance to decimate the Golden Hurricane, 5-1, in Tulsa, but know that things may not be quite so easy in 2006. Both teams are young and talented and over the years Tulsa has gotten the better of Arkansas on several occasions.
“This is a battle of two old foes,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “This is a series that has been owned by them over the years, but we have had their number over the last couple of seasons. You never want to break a winning streak and we certainly have a lot to gain or lose, but it should be a good game.”
The Lady Razorbacks are currently on a five-match winning streak, the longest in Arkansas’ soccer history and after taking four consecutive matches on their home pitch, head to the road for the first time since the end of August.
Tulsa enters Friday night’s match with a 3-4-0 record, but are 2-1 at home with wins over Oral Roberts and Georgia Southern. The Golden Hurricane picked up their first home win with a 3-0 victory but since have struggled to score in bunches which plays into Arkansas’ strong defensive hands. The Lady Razorbacks have allowed just six goals over their first six matches with three coming in their road opener.
Leading Arkansas is senior forward Christina Burger who has scored a goal in each of her last four matches. The second-team all-SEC player in 2005 is making a case for herself again in 2006 and is quickly moving up Arkansas’ all-time scoring lists with her offensive output.
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