FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Despite a strong effort to break a 1-1 tie, the Arkansas soccer team fell 2-1 in overtime against the Kansas Jayhawks on Thursday night at Razorback Field.
“We’re dealing with adversity right now, but we respect our team’s character,” said head coach Colby Hale. “We’re working extremely hard and we talked about needing some players to step up and I thought we had several that did today. We just need to keep doing what we’re doing and continue to get better.”
Claire Kelley scored her fourth goal of the season with an assist from Erika Miller, her fourth of the year, at the 30-minute mark, to lift the Razorbacks to the lead in the first period.
Kansas tied up the match seven minutes later after a goal from Anna Courtney, her second of the season.
The Razorbacks made a valiant push toward the end of regulation, notching four shots in the final eight minutes of regulation, with Erika Miller almost scoring in the 85th minute on a long range attempt that clanked off the cross bar.
But the Jayhawks’ Ashley Williams managed to score just two minutes into overtime to give Kansas the win.
With the loss, Arkansas is now 4-4 on the season.
The Razorbacks now look forward to hosting Mississippi State on Sunday at noon for an SEC Network broadcast match.
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