ATHENS, Ga. – Despite its loss to Tennessee on Friday evening, the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team enters its Sunday afternoon contest with the Georgia Bulldogs with loads of confidence. The Lady Razorbacks take on the Bulldogs in Athens, Ga., at 1:00 p.m. central time.
“I think that this is an important game for both teams,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “Obviously, Georgia wants to continue their momentum and they are playing at home. This should be a very good game by both teams. We both play attractive soccer and it should be fun for the fans.”
The Lady Razorbacks-Bulldogs match can be heard on KXUA radio, 88.3 FM, in Fayetteville or on the internet at www.ladybacks.com.
Based on the results from Friday evening, Arkansas remains in second in the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division with seven points. The Lady Razorbacks enter the contest with an even 6-6-1 overall record and a 2-2-1 mark in SEC play. Georgia picked up its first win in SEC action against LSU on Friday and hopes to continue its climb back into SEC Eastern Division contention on Sunday. The Bulldogs enter the fray with a 3-6-3 overall record and 1-3-1 SEC clip.
Historically, Arkansas has not had much success against the Bulldogs with just one win and a tie in six career meetings, but the Lady’Backs are determined to play better than they did a year ago when they allowed the Bulldogs to walk away with a 7-2 victory in Fayetteville.
For Arkansas to be successful against the Bulldogs it must continue to play solid defense and use its midfielders to spark its offense. Sophomore Carrie Dillsaver made eight saves in the Lady’Backs game on Friday evening as she continues to lead the SEC in the category and Arkansas’ back four defenders are battle tested against some of the nation’s best teams. The Lady Razorback midfielders were the catalyst of Arkansas’ offense against the Lady Vols as Christina Burger scored her fifth goal of the season and first in SEC play. She was assisted by juniors Megan McCool and Morgan McCord in her goal-scoring effort while sophomore Katie Hamilton was a force along the outside stopping numerous Tennessee runs.
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