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Razorback Roundup — Oct. 13

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Roundup — Oct. 13

RAZORBACK ROUNDUPOct. 13, 2008BASEBALLThe Cardinal-White series began Sunday afternoon with the White team prevailing 5-2. Junior Jeremy Heatley scattered four hits over six innings and allowed two runs to earn the win. Freshman Jarrod McKinney went 4-4 at the plate and sophomore Tyler Sample busted the game open with a bases loaded single up the middle to score two runs and notch the game-winning hit. The Razorbacks are back at Baum Stadium on Monday and Tuesday with 3:05 p.m. start times before taking at least one day off before the series resumes at the end of the week.MEN’S BASKETBALL Media day is set for Monday at 3 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. Practice begins Friday, Oct. 17.WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Begins fall practice on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the HPER Building. SEC Media Days are the following Thursday, Oct. 23.FOOTBALL (3-3, 1-2) Arkansas had 416 yards of total offense while holding Auburn to 193 and the Razorbacks got a late defensive stand to record a 25-22 victory over the No. 20 Tigers on Saturday. Michael Smith ran for 176 yards on 35 carries, including a 63-yard touchdown, and Casey Dick passed for 222 yards while running for one score and catching a TD pass from Joe Adams. Adrian Davis recorded three sacks, had an interception and forced a fumble. The Razorbacks play at Kentucky at 6 p.m. on Saturday.MEN’S GOLF The Razorbacks brought home their second team win of the year, winning the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic Oct. 6-7. UA shot a 23-over par 863 (287-293-283). Andrew Landry, Jamie Marshall and David Lingmerth claimed three of the top five scores at the tournament (second, third and tied for fifth, respectively). The win propelled the team to a No. 2 ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll and No. 6 in the Golfstat.com head-to-head standings. The team returns to tournament play on Oct. 27 at the Baylor Invitational where it will face Baylor, BYU, College of Charleston, Houston, Kansas, Lamar, New Mexico, Oklahoma, SMU, Saint May’s and Texas A&M.WOMEN’S GOLF The 24th-ranked Razorbacks rebounded for a sixth-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate last weekend. Arkansas struggled with a 303 in the opening round and placed 14th after the first day. The Razorbacks got back-to-back rounds of 291, jumping up the leaderboard to finish sixth overall. Sophomore Kelli Shean posted a career-best finish, tying for eighth overall with a 216. Arkansas concludes its fall season this weekend, traveling to the Peg Barnard Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., Oct. 17-19.SOCCER (9-5, 2-4) The Razorbacks dropped a pair of games during their SEC home-opening weekend. On Friday, Arkansas scored first on a header by Lindsay Patterson, her team-leading sixth goal of the season, and went into halftime with the 1-0 lead over Alabama. The Crimson Tide responded with three second-half goals for a 3-1 victory. Against Auburn in Sunday’s matchup, the Razorbacks once again got on the scoreboard first with a goal by Abbey Wilburn in the 50th minute, but Auburn got a pair of goals from Katy Frierson and left with a 2-1 win. After winning its first two conference games of the season, Arkansas has lost four consecutive. The Razorbacks return to action this weekend with a pair of home games against Kentucky and Vanderbilt.SOFTBALL Arkansas finished its fall schedule by splitting a pair of games Saturday during the Razorback Fall Invitational. In their first game, the Razorbacks lost to Oklahoma State, 5-1, but responded with a 9-0 win over Northeastern State in the day’s finale. In the two games, Arkansas collected 21 hits, including four home runs—two by Jessica Robison. With Saturday’s results, the Razorbacks finished their eight-game fall season with a 5-3 record. Arkansas’ spring schedule begins Feb. 6-8 with a three-day tournament hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. SWIMMINGSwimming and diving hosted its annual Red and White meet on Saturday with the Red team edging the White, 174-166. The Red was led by strong showings from freshmen Katie Whitbeck, who took the 50 and 100 freestyles, and Liana Bugslag, who won in the one-meter dive. On the White, sophomore Katie Kastes finished first the in 200 fly and the 100 backstroke, and freshmen Jillienne Schilling and Lisa Lunkenheimer took first in the 200 free and 100 fly, respectively. The Razorbacks begin the regular season against SEC foes Tennessee and Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, in Knoxville, Tenn.MEN’S TENNIS Senior Blake Strode made a career-best run at the 2008 D’Novo All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Strode, the nation’s 41st-ranked player, advanced to the quarterfinals of the prestigious ITA fall event. Along the way, he defeated two top-10 opponents—No. 9 Bryan Koniecko of Ohio State and No. 6 Arnau Brugues of Tulsa—before falling to No. 20 Michael Venus of LSU in three sets. By advancing to the final eight, Strode clinched a spot in the National Indoor Championships, to be played Nov. 6-9 in Charlottesville, Va. Fellow Hogs No. 125 Matt Hogan, Dmitry Lebedev and Chris Nott also competed at the All-American event, but were eliminated in the qualifying round. This week, Arkansas will play host to the ITA Central Regional which will be held Oct. 16-20 at the Dills Indoor Stadium and George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.WOMEN’S TENNIS Senior Nanar Airapetian made it into the semifinals of Flight A in singles action at the Rebel Classic over the weekend. Overall, the team finished 4-4 at the classic as Emily Carbone grabbed her team-leading eighth singles win over the weekend. Arkansas is now set for the ITA Central Region Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 15-18. The Razorbacks won the team bid last season from the ITA, qualifying themselves for the ITA Indoor Team National Championships last FebruaryVOLLEYBALL (5-12, 2-5) Arkansas recorded a three-set win over SEC foe Mississippi State in Barnhill Arena Sunday. Arkansas’ numbers have continued to improve as the season progresses. The team is hitting .191, paced by senior Christina Lawrence with a Razorback-best .286 mark. Sophomore Hillary McCormick had a big weekend, raising her hitting percentage to .279, and freshman Kelli Stipanovich continues to play well, leading the team with 195 kills and 3.25 kills-per-game. Arkansas hits the road for three SEC matches traveling to Kentucky, Tennessee and Ole Miss.OLYMPIC SPORT PRESS CONFERENCETuesday at 1 p.m. in Barnhill Arena interview room



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