OXFORD, Miss. – With its seven match winning streak snapped, the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team looks for its first Southeastern Conference win of the season on Friday night when it takes on the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., at 7:00 p.m.
Arkansas played just one match in last weekend’s SEC opener, losing a heartbreaker in double overtime to the Vanderbilt Commodores, but feel that the momentum that it gained from a strong non-conference season can easily carry over into its Mississippi swing.
“We have two tough games ahead of us,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “I am confident about our play and feel that if we can keep it up for a full 90 minutes good things could be in store for us. As a team we are looking forward to the challenge.”
While the Lady’Backs were losing a heartbreaker to Vanderbilt, Mississippi walked away from its first weekend of SEC play on a high note with a victory over highly touted Georgia and a tie against eighth-ranked Tennessee. After a brutal non-conference schedule, Mississippi enters the weekend with a 5-4-1 record, but is tied for first in the SEC West thanks to the four points it earned last week.
Arkansas and Mississippi have played in numerous tight contests over the years including eight one-goal matches in their 11 career meetings. The Lady Rebels have come out on the winning side in each of the last nine games, but Arkansas’ 1-0 loss to Mississippi last fall has the Lady Razorbacks hopeful of breaking the strangle hold that the Lady Rebels hold in the series.
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