FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s soccer team gets an unexpected night off from competition on Friday as their game against Mississippi Valley State was cancelled due to the after effects of Hurricane Katrina.
While Mississippi Valley State and Itta Bena, Miss., were well away from the impact zone of the hurricane, the Devillette’s bus transportation that was supposed to bring them to Fayetteville was redirected to help evacuees from the hurricane and no substitute was able to be obtained.
“We certainly understand the situation, and we empathize with those who have lost everything in this crisis,” head soccer coach Gordon Henderson said. “The ripple effects of Katrina make this more than just a regional crisis.”
The Lady Razorbacks will continue to play on Sunday afternoon as they welcome Virginia based George Mason University at 12:30 p.m. The Patriots did not encounter the same problems as Mississippi Valley State and arrive in Fayetteville on Saturday for Sunday’s match.
Looking ahead on the Arkansas schedule, Sunday, Sept. 18, the Lady Razorbacks are scheduled to play against S.E. Louisiana in Fayetteville. The Lady Razorback coaching staff has confirmed with the Lady Lion coaching staff that they own their own transportation and will make the journey to Fayetteville for the Sunday afternoon contest beginning at 1:00 p.m.