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Razorbacks host South Carolina

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks host South Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas continues is Southeastern Conference home-opening weekend on Sunday when the Razorbacks play host to South Carolina at 1 p.m. at Razorback Field.

The Razorbacks are coming off Friday’s big 3-2 win over No. 18 Kentucky, the program’s first win over a ranked team. The win was in front of a crowd of 1,575, the second-largest in Razorback history.

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

It’s also Junior Razorback Day and "Local.Sustainable.Arkansas Day." Junior Razorback members are invited to get autographs from the Razorbacks following the game. "Local.Sustainable.Arkansas." supports those who address Greater Fayetteville’s water, food, health, housing and education needs.

While Arkansas was knocking off Kentucky on Friday, South Carolina played at No. 10 Texas A&M and fell, 2-0.

South Carolina entered the weekend tied for third in the SEC with five shutouts and was second with just four goals allowed. The Gamecocks are 3-4-2 overall and 0-2-1 in the SEC.

"South Carolina is good," head coach Colby Hale says. "They are very good defensively and they are organized. They are hard to break down. On offense, they don’t give the ball away. This is another challenge for us."

The Razorbacks, who are 4-5-0 and 1-2-0 in the SEC, fell to USC last year in Columbia, S.C., 3-1. Two years ago in Fayetteville, then-No. 14 South Carolina claimed another 3-1 victory.

USC leads the series 9-3-1 with a 5-1-1 advantage in Fayetteville.

Arkansas is facing one of the better defensive teams in the league, but the Razorbacks have had success creating chances.

"Our soccer is getting better," Hale says. "We’re creating good chances and our team defending is good."



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