FAYETTEVILLE – Following its emotional win last Sunday, the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team hopes to continue its momentum against the Southwest Missouri State Bears at Lady’Back Field on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
Arkansas enters the match with an even 1-1-0 overall record after picking up its first win against the University of Tulsa in eight tries on Sunday, 1-0 at home. The Lady Razorbacks entered the Sunday match looking to improve on their play from their first match and did so, shocking Tulsa with a goal in the second minute of the contest. With the lead, Arkansas was able to thwart any Tulsa chance and was even helped by the posts as one Tulsa shot pinged off the bar before getting cleared by the Lady Razorback defense.
Southwest Missouri enters the affair with a 1-0-0 record after a convincing win over Murray State University, 6-1, last weekend. Another tilt with the University of Iowa was cancelled due to weather conditions.
In six career meetings with Southwest Missouri, Arkansas has only dropped one decision while winning five. The lone loss came in 1999 in Springfield, Mo., but at home the Lady Razorbacks have been unbeatable as they have amassed a solid 4-0-0 record. The last meeting between the two squads came in 2001 where Arkansas won the contest handily with 4-0 shutout in Fayetteville.
Arkansas has seen its defense step up and hopes that its offense can come around on Friday evening. The Lady Razorbacks have three goals over two games, with each being scored by a different individual. The Lady Razorbacks leading returning scorer from a year ago, Christina Burger, has one of those tallies and should see even more action over the course of the weekend as she continues to recover from a slight knee injury which she suffered in practice more than two weeks ago.