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Soccer and Volleyball tickets on sale now

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Soccer and Volleyball tickets on sale now

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Athletic Department and the Razorback Ticket Office are now accepting orders for 2009 season tickets for soccer and volleyball. Razorback soccer tickets are $30 for reserved season tickets. Soccer fans can enjoy a home slate that includes six Southeastern Conference matches, a non-conference tilt with Stephen F. Austin and a home tournament. Volleyball fans will be treated to a home tournament as well. Ten SEC teams and a non-conference match-up with Texas-Arlington highlight the schedule. This year’s volleyball reserved tickets are $50. Tickets for both soccer and volleyball can be purchased through the Razorback Ticket Office by calling 800-982-HOGS or log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2009 home schedule for the Arkansas soccer team is highlighted by the Razorback Adidas Classic and six SEC matches. Five of the eight teams to qualify for the 2008 SEC Tournament will visit Razorback Field this season, including regular-season champion Florida and conference tournament winner Tennessee. The soccer team, under the direction of first-year Arkansas head coach Erin Aubry, will open its home slate with the Razorback Adidas Classic. Arkansas will take its home pitch for the first time with an Aug. 28 matchup with Air Force, and close out the weekend event Aug. 30 against Missouri State. Austin Peay rounds out the four-team competition. On Sept. 13, the Razorbacks host Stephen F. Austin in their final non-conference game of the season in Fayetteville. Arkansas begins its SEC season with a home weekend against Tennessee (Sept. 25) and Georgia (Sept. 27). The Lady Vols, the defending SEC Tournament champions, were ranked No. 6 when they last visited Razorback Field, in 2007, and Arkansas battled its conference foe to a 1-1 tie. After a four-game road stretch, the Razorbacks return home Oct. 16 and 18 for matches with Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The regular season comes to contests against Florida (Oct. 25) and LSU (Oct. 30). The Gators won the 2008 regular season SEC crown with an undefeated record in the league and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The regular season finale will pit Arkansas against LSU, which will also be Senior Day. The Tigers were the co-champions of the Western Division last season. Arkansas’ 2009 volleyball schedule features a strong SEC lineup and four NCAA Tournament participants from a year ago. Arkansas hosts a home tournament Sept. 11-12, in Barnhill Arena welcoming Kansas, North Texas and Jacksonville State. The Razorbacks also host Texas-Arlington before beginning SEC play and the home-and-away series. The Razorbacks are scheduled to return to campus for fall workouts the first week of August. Seniors Kristin Seaton and Lindsay Scanlan return leading a young team with seven newcomers. Sophomore Kelli Stipanovich and Seaton represent the majority of the returning offense for the Razorbacks. Mackenzie Rhea and Phoebe Bautista return in the libero position for Arkansas. For more information about Arkansas athletics, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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