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Razorbacks face Tide on home pitch

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks face Tide on home pitch

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas’ soccer team plays the second of four straight at Razorback Field when Alabama visits Fayetteville for Sunday’s 1 p.m. Southeastern Conference tilt.

Single-game tickets are $4 while fans 17 years and younger are admitted free.

Arkansas is coming off Friday’s3-2 double-overtime loss to Vanderbilt in cool, wet conditions. The Razorbacks are 5-7-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the SEC.

Alabama played at Texas A&M on Friday and lost 5-0.

The Crimson Tide is 7-4-2 overall and 2-3-2 in SEC play.

"They have a fantastic team," head coach Colby Hale says. "They move the ball well and they’re dangerous going forward. They defend well. We’re hoping to find some matchups we may be able to take advantage of."

Alabama leads the all-time series 12-5-2 with a 5-3-1 advantage in Fayetteville. Last year, Arkansas lost to Alabama in Tuscaloosa, 3-0. Two years ago in Fayetteville, Alabama posted a 2-1 victory.

"The girls are confident," Hale says. "They’re working hard and they feel like that hard work is paying off. We have a game plan we really like and we’ll get prepared. I’m confident we’ll come out and put in a good performance."

Allie Chandler and Yvonne DesJarlais scored for the Razorbacks on Friday.



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