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 No. 20 Arkansas women’s soccer team’s 1-0-1 record last weekend and improvement in two national polls.
- The Razorbacks were ranked No. 20 in this 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). Arkansas was one of four SEC squads ranked in the two polls (Florida, Texas A&M, South Carolina).
- Arkansas was also ranked No. 4 in this week’s NSCAA NCAA Division I – South Poll, behind Texas A&M, Florida and South Carolina.
- Click HERE to view this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I – South Poll
@RAZORBCKSOCCER TEAM NOTES FROM THE WEEKEND
- 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 2,895 followers.
- The Razorbacks are one of three SEC teams that are still unbeaten in 2014 (South Carolina, Texas A&M).
- Sunday’s win over SFA gave Arkansas a 3-0-1 record for the month of August. The Razorbacks are now 6-0-1 in August over the last two seasons.
- The SFA victory also gave Arkansas its third-straight three-win August, all of which have come under head coach Colby Hale.
- Arkansas is unbeaten, after four contests, for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in program history.
- With the win on Sunday, Arkansas moved to 3-1-0 all-time against Stephen F. Austin and 3-2-1 in neutral site games under head coach Colby Hale.
- Arkansas is now 27-18-3 in the Hale era.
- The four goals by Arkansas against Stephen F. Austin are the most since Nov. 4, 2013, when they scored a 4-0 win over Missouri in the first round of the SEC Tournament.
- The six combined goals in the SFA match were the most in an Arkansas game this season and the most since Oct. 18, 2013 when the Razorbacks won a 5-4 decision at Vanderbilt.
@RazorbackSoccer Player Notes
- Junior ASHLEIGH ELLENWOOD tallied a goal and an assist in Arkansas’ 4-2 win over SFA (Aug. 31).
- The goal was the 22nd of her career, which is puts her two goals behind Heather Cato (1996-99) for sixth on Arkansas’ all-time goals list.
- Ellenwood’s three points (goal and assist), is the most for her in a single game this year.
- The three points on Sunday gave Ellenwood 55 for her career, moving her into a sixth-place tie with Alexis Hyrup (1992-96) on Arkansas’ all-time points list.
- Senior TYLER ALLEN received Honorable Mention for the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s Team of the Week after helping lead the Razorbacks to a 1-0-1 record last week.
- Allen’s four points (one goal, two assists) in the 4-2 win over SFA, tied her with sophomore Alexandria Fischer (2 goals vs. Utah State) for the most points in a single-game this season.
- Allen now has 20 points in her career (3 goals, 14 assists).
- Click HERE to view this week’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s Team of the Week
- Sophomore CAMERON CARTER has a solid weekend in goal for the Razorbacks, registering seven saves, while surrendering just two goals.
- In the team’s 0-0 (2OT) draw at Texas (Aug. 29), Carter earned her eighth career shutout and registered four saves in 110 minutes between the pipes.
- Redshirt senior SHELBY PAYNE scored her first career goal for Arkansas (vs. SFA; Aug. 31) in just her fifth game.
- Sophomore CLAIRE KELLEY’s goal in the SFA win, was her second of the season and the fourth of her career.
- Kelley’s six points in four games this season ties her entire point total from a year ago.
On Next Weekend at the Duke Nike Classic:
“I think this weekend in Texas definitely prepared us, from a fitness and mentality standpoint. Clearly Duke and UNC will be good, but we’re excited for another great test.”
TOP TWEETS OF THE WEEKEND
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