FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas opened its spring exhibition season over the weekend and dropped a 2-0 decision at Oklahoma State.
Junior Chelsea Tidwell almost got the Razorbacks on the board in the second half off a crossing pass from Sami Pesek, but an OSU defender dropped back and deflected the shot.
"Overall, I thought we did some good things on Saturday in our first spring game against a very good Oklahoma State team," head coach Erin Aubry said. "They were more organized than we were, which was disappointing, but it also taught us a lot about ownership and responsibility."
Nineteen Razorbacks saw action for Aubry. Saturday’s match was the first of five spring exhibitions.
"I was extremely happy with a few players who showed tremendous improvement due to the personal commitment they made in recent months," Aubry said. "To see student-athletes believing in their potential and striving for it is an exciting step for them and the program."
Arkansas was 8-7-4 in Aubry’s first season in 2009.
The next spring contest for Arkansas is at home on April 3 when Kansas visits Razorback Field for a 2 p.m. exhibition.
Remaining 2010 Spring ScheduleApril 3Kansas 2 p.m.April 10at TCU 1 p.m.April 10vs. Texas Tech at TCU 4 p.m.April 17UA Alumni Match Noon