FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Each Wednesday during the season, the Midweek Report will serve as a recap of the previous week of action for Arkansas soccer, while previewing the week ahead and keeping up with national rankings and individual accolades.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
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Arkansas went 1-1 last week during two consecutive road conference contests. The Razorbacks beat the Georgia Bulldogs 2-1 in Athens, Ga. despite wet and rainy conditions, and fell to the No. 22-ranked Kentucky Wildcats 2-1 in Lexington, Ky.
The Razorbacks only play one game this week, but it’s a big one: Arkansas hosts No. 10 South Carolina Friday night at 7 p.m. on Razorback Field. The Gamecocks come to Fayetteville 4-0-0 in the SEC, 10-1-0 overall, and riding an eight-game win streak. The last time these two teams met was on Sept. 29, 2013, where the Razorbacks lost a close contest on the road 1-0.
Razorbacks seniors Teni Butler, Ashleigh Ellenwood, Lindsey Mayo, and Blake Pruitt will be honored prior to kickoff.
A number of exciting promotions will be offered to fans in attendance during Friday night’s game. In support of helping find a cure to cancer, pink warm-up jerseys similar to what the soccer team wears during pre-game activities will be auctioned; pink ribbons will be handed out at the gate; and free food and Razorback soccer scarves will be made available to the first 100 Razorback Foundation Collegiate Members present at the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Tailgate.
HOW TO WATCH
If you can’t watch the game in person at Razorback Field Friday night at 7 p.m., you can catch the game streamed live on SEC Network+.
ARKANSAS QUICK KICKS
• With her goal in the 46th minute against Georgia Friday night, Claire Kelley has racked up five goals this season, enough for a two-way tie for first in the team in this category.
• Alexandra “Sparky” Fischer scored her first goal of the season in the 80th minute against Kentucky when she headed-in a ball shot by Katie Moore that rebounded off the cross bar.
• Home support for Razorback soccer remains strong; through six home matches, Arkansas is averaging an attendance of 1,281 fans at Razorback Field, the fifth best average in the SEC.
2010-15 Average Attendance
• 2010: 766
• 2011: 904
• 2012: 841
• 2013: 981
• 2014: 1,359
• 2015: 1,281
• Arkansas is now 5-2-0 this season when they score first, and 4-0-0 when leading at the half. However, the team has scored a larger percentage of its goals this season in the second period, with 10 goals being scored in the second half versus seven coming in before halftime.