September 22, 2008
Arkansas has started fall practice and is planning its Red-White Series for the middle of October, and will release the 2009 schedule this week.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has Arkansas ranked No. 22 in its first poll of the 2008 season. Also released were the USTFCCCA regional rankings. Arkansas is No. 3 in the South Central region behind No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Texas A&M. Next up is the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 27.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has Arkansas ranked No. 11 in its first poll of the 2008 season. Also released were the USTFCCCA regional rankings. Arkansas is seated at No. 1 in the South Central region. Next up is the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Oct. 4.
Alabama rushed for 328 yards and returned two interceptions for touchdowns as the No. 9 Crimson Tide posted a 49-14 victory in Fayetteville on Saturday. Glen Coffee ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. For Arkansas, Michael Smith ran 19 times for 91 yards, and had career highs of six receptions for 67 yards with a 10-yard touchdown from Tyler Wilson.
Next up is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic Oct. 6-7.
Arkansas returns to the links this week at the Mason Rudolph Championship, Friday-Sunday, in Knoxville, Tenn. Head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor has yet to finalize the lineup but it will likely include senior Lucy Nunn and sophomore Kelli Shean as they are Arkansas’ top returners from a year ago.
Arkansas begins official team practice today (Monday, Sept. 27) in the Bev Lewis Center. Arkansas’ competitive season begins in January. The Razorbacks host the 2009 NCAA South Central Regional Championship in Barnhill Arena April 4.
Arkansas extended its winning streak to six games with a pair of victories over Western Michigan and Nicholls State at the Razorback Invitational. In Friday’s game, Lindsay Patterson scored a career-high five points against the Broncos. In just her second game of the season, Patterson tallied two goals and an assist to power Arkansas in a 3-0 win. Sophomore goalkeeper Britni Williams stopped nine shots in the game, one shy of her career best. Kelly O’Connor added Arkansas’ third score with her team-leading fifth goal. Against Nicholls, UA generated seven goals with a trio of two-goal performances. Kat Moffett, Patterson and Nikki Crocco each scored twice. Arkansas opens SEC play this weekend at Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
UA opened its fall schedule with the Arkansas Fall Festival at its new home, Bogle Park. In the three-game event, the Razorbacks lost to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 10-7, and beat Seminole State, 11-0. Arkansas returns to the field on Sept. 27 as it hosts the Razorback Fall Festival and welcomes Pittsburg State and Tulsa. Play begins at 11:30 a.m.
Matt Walters, Tyler Tarnasky and Dmitry Lebedev each lost their singles matches at the Louisiana-Lafayette Fall Invitational over the weekend. Tarnasky and Lebedev were leading in their doubles match 6-2 before the match was washed out and the doubles tournament cancelled. Next up is the Baylor Invitational, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28.
The Razorbacks completed their three-day run at the William & Mary Invitation with an incredible 25-5 overall record. The team also won three flights, including co-championships of Flight A in doubles. Aurelija Miseviciute and Nanar Airapetian, along with Ela Kaluder and Anouk Tigu, won the top doubles flight. Miseviciute, No. 1 overall in singles, claimed Flight A in singles while freshman Emily Carbone took home the title in Flight C. Arkansas will be in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 27 for the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.
VOLLEYBALL (4-7, 1-0)
The Razorbacks picked up a win in their first SEC contest of the season with a five-set victory at Auburn Friday. It was the lone match of the week for Arkansas. The Razorbacks continue SEC action this week, hosting No. 11 Florida Friday and South Carolina Sunday.
OLYMPIC SPORT PRESS CONFERENCE
Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Barnhill Arena interview room