FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas soccer team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday, April 4 to remain unbeaten during the 2015 spring slate. The Razorbacks defeated North Texas 1-0 and took down Tyler Junior College 2-0 at North Texas’ Mean Green Soccer Stadium.
Arkansas is now 4-0 during the spring season, having defeated Butler Community College (7-0) and Oral Roberts (2-0) in Tulsa, Okla. earlier this spring.
In game one, Ashleigh Ellenwood’s first half goal off of a corner kick proved to be the game-winner in a very scrappy contest that did not have a lot of clear cut scoring chances.
The Razorbacks won game two over a very organized and defensive Tyler JC squad by a final score of 2-0. The first goal of the contest came off a corner that Lindsey Mayo headed in past the keeper. Arkansas’ second score came after the ball fell to Teni Butler in the box and she put left-footed shot into the upper left corner of the goal.
The Razorbacks have three games remaining on the spring slate, including matchups against Missouri State (April 11), Nebraska Omaha (April 18) and Iowa (April 26).
The Bears of Missouri State finished the 2014 season with a 7-10-2 record. The Bears’ season came to a close at the hands of host Illinois State (14-5-0) in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
Arkansas will host the Mavericks from the University of Nebraska Omaha in the lone home contest of the spring on April 18. Omaha finished the 2014 season with a 5-12-2 overall record and went 3-3-2 in Summit League play. The Mavericks return three players that received Summit League awards last year. Omaha defender Hannah Wampler was named the Summit League Defensive Player of the Year. Joining Wampler in all-conference honors was forward Chelsi Rohloff and midfielder Lydia Holtmann. Rohloff earned first-team all-Summit League accolades, while Holtmann was placed on the all-Freshman Team.
The spring season comes to a close on April 26 in St. Louis when the Razorbacks face Iowa at a neutral site. The Hawkeyes, under first-year head coach Dave DiIanni, finished the 2014 campaign with a 14-7-1 record and fell to Wisconsin (1-0) in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
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2015 @RazorbackSoccer Spring Schedule
7 (Sat) – Butler Community College (Tulsa, Okla. | 11:00 AM) – W, 7-0
7 (Sat) – Oral Roberts (Tulsa, Okla. | 12:30 PM) – W, 2-0
4 (Sat) – North Texas (Denton, Texas | 11:30 a.m.) – W, 1-0
4 (Sat) – Tyler Junior College (Denton, Texas | 1:00 p.m.) – W, 2-0
10 (Fri) – Missouri State (Springfield, Mo. | 7:00 p.m.)
18 (Sat) – Nebraska Omaha (Fayetteville, Ark. | 12:00 p.m.)
26 (Sun) – Iowa (St Louis, Mo. | 3:00 p.m.)