FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas soccer team heads to the Sooner State this weekend for a pair of matchups against regional foes Tulsa and Oral Roberts as part of the Crowne Plaza Tulsa Invitational. Play begins with a Sept. 3 match against Tulsa at 7:35 p.m. at Hurricane Soccer Stadium. In their weekend finale, the Razorbacks will face Oral Roberts in a match scheduled for Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. at the ORU Soccer Complex.Arkansas enters the weekend with a 3-0 record for the first time in program history. The Razorbacks’ previous best start came during the 1992 season when that team started the season with a 3-0-1 record. In its last outing, Arkansas got goals from Allie Chandler and Ally Atkins to defeat Missouri State, 2-0.Senior midfielder Sophie Wentz leads the team in scoring with five points, all of which came during the Razorbacks’ victories over Air Force and Missouri State last weekend. Against the Falcons, Wentz posted the first two-goal performance of her career. She followed with an assist on Atkins’ goal in Arkansas’ win over Missouri State. In the Southeastern Conference, the Fayetteville, Ark., native is tied for second in goals with her two scores.Atkins also turned in a big performance at the Razorback Adidas Classic with a four-point weekend with a goal against Missouri State and two assists against Air Force. She is second on the team in scoring. She is tied with the team lead in assists with junior transfer Laurel Pastor.In goal, Britni Williams carries a 0.80 goals against average through Arkansas’ first three matches. She has made six saves in 2009 and owns a shutout this season. The Razorbacks have outscored their opponents this season, 2.67-0.67.Tulsa leads the all-time series with Arkansas, 18-8-1, including a 1-0 win in Fayetteville last season. The Razorbacks had won the previous four meetings. Arkansas is 3-10 in road games against the Golden Hurricane, but has won the last two matches played in Tulsa.Against Oral Roberts, Arkansas has won nine of the 11 all-time matchups. Last season, the Razorbacks rallied from a second-half deficit to come away with a 4-3 victory in Fayetteville. Arkansas has won three consecutive matches against the Golden Eagles and is 3-1 all-time in Tulsa against ORU.Live stats for both matches will be available at ArkansasRazorbacks.com when play begins.
Download: 2009 game notes_tulsa.pdf