FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Each Tuesday during the season, www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com will recap the previous week of action for @RazorbackSoccer, while keeping up with national rankings and individual accolades. This week’s Mid-Week Report recaps the Arkansas women’s soccer team’s 0-2-0 record last weekend at the Duke Nike Classic.
- The Razorbacks were ranked No. 20 in last week’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Division I Top 25 Poll (Sept. 1) and No. 18 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Poll that was released on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 2). After dropping a pair of matches to nationally-ranked opponents, Arkansas dropped out of the Top 25 in both polls, but were considered in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Poll and are receiving votes (30) in the NSCAA Poll.
- Arkansas was also ranked No. 5 in this week’s NSCAA NCAA Division I – South Poll, behind Florida, Texas A&M, Auburn and South Carolina.
- Click HERE to view this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I – South Poll
NATIONAL RANKINGS (THRU GAMES 9.7.14)
- The Razorbacks are ranked in the top 100 in two categories:
- Assists – 45th
- Points – 90th
- ASHLEIGH ELLENWOOD and CAMERON CARTER are the lone Razorbacks ranked in the top 30 in an individual statistic
- Ellenwood is ranked 20th in total assists (4).
- Carter is ranked 27th in goalie minutes played (560:00).
@RAZORBCKSOCCER TEAM NOTES
- With a social media push a week before to the season opener on Friday, Aug. 22, @RazorbackSoccer moved into the Top 25 for Division I women’s soccer Twitter accounts. Arkansas is now No. 23 with 2,924 followers.
- Arkansas is 27-20-3 in the Colby Hale era.
- With this weekend’s losses, Arkansas moved to 4-3-1 as a ranked team.
- The Razorbacks are 3-7-0 vs. Top 25 teams under head coach Colby Hale
- Arkansas is 3-3-1 in neutral site matchups in three years under Hale.
- Arkansas has played six matches this season as a ranked team, which is the most consecutive games played as a ranked team in program history.
- Arkansas’ last victory over a ranked team came on Sept. 27, 2013 with a 3-0 win over No. 14 Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.
- This past weekend’s matches against No. 19 Duke and No. 12/14 North Carolina marked the first time since Sept. 27 & 29, 2012 that Arkansas played back-to-back ranked opponents (at No. 14 Kentucky, at No. 20 South Carolina).
- Arkansas returns to Razorback Field this weekend where they are 100-86-14.
- Friday will feature a first-ever meeting between Arkansas and Rice, while Arkansas will look to improve on its 12-3-0 marks against regional rival Missouri State on Sunday.
- The Razorbacks are 16-7-1 in 24 home games under head coach Colby Hale.
- Arkansas broke the Razorback Field all-time attendance mark in its last home game, as 2,268 were in attendance against Oklahoma State (Aug. 24).
- Arkansas’ total attendance in two home games this year is 3,785.
- The Razorbacks are riding a three-game winning streak at Razorback Field. The last home loss for Arkansas came on Oct. 27, 2013 when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Georgia.
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@RazorbackSoccer Player Notes
- Junior ASHLEIGH ELLENWOOD tallied an assist in Arkansas’ 2-1 loss to No. 12 UNC (Sept. 7).
- She has 22 goals of her career, which puts her two goals behind Heather Cato (1996-99) for sixth on Arkansas’ all-time goals list.
- The assist on Sunday gave Ellenwood 56 for her career, moving her out of a sixth-place tie with Alexis Hyrup (1992-96) and into the fifth spot on Arkansas’ all-time points list.
- Sophomore CLAIRE KELLEY’s assist in the UNC loss, was her third of the season and the fifth of her career.
- Kelley’s has a pair of goals and three assists on the season.
- Kelley, who is second on the team with seven points, now has 13 career points.
- Senior KAYLYN COOPER and sophomore ERIKA MILLER were named to the 2014 Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team last weekend.
- 2014 Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team
Emily Hurd, Penn State
Frannie Crouse, Penn State
Toni Payne, Duke
Kaylyn Cooper, Arkansas
Salina Williford, Penn State
Satara Murray, North Carolina
Christina Gibbons, Duke
Erika Miller, Arkansas
Jessie Scarpa, North Carolina
Summer Green, North Carolina
Offensive MVP – Kelly Cobb, Duke
Defensive MVP – Brooke Elby, North Carolina
- 2014 Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team
Duke Nike Classic Post-Tournament Sound
“Obviously you’re never satisfied with losses, but for the long-term growth for our program there are a lot of positives to take away from this weekend. In the second half we caused them some problems, but we weren’t good enough on our defending in the box. Overall we will take a lot away from this weekend.”
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