KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off a tremendous win on Friday night, the University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team travels to Knoxville, Tenn., for a Sunday afternoon clash with Southeastern Conference powerhouse Tennessee beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Lady Razorbacks enter the contest with their best record n 10 years at 9-3-0 overall and their 2-2-0 mark in SEC play has Arkansas poised to make a run at the SEC Championship Tournament. Tennessee has played one of the toughest schedules in the country and enters the contest at 6-3-3 and 2-1-2 in the SEC and is coming off a 2-1 victory over LSU on Friday night.
“I said coming into the weekend that we would have our work cut out for us,” Arkansas head coach Gordon Henderson said. “Sunday’s match is certainly no exception to that. At points this season Tennessee was ranked among the nation’s top 10 and is coming off a fabulous win against Florida and a victory against LSU on Friday.”
The Lady’Backs picked up a pair of scores from sophomore forward Lindsay Patterson on Friday to lead them to victory, but it was a team effort that kept Georgia from mounting much of an offensive threat. The Lady’Backs kept the Bulldogs from taking many shots inside of 18 yards and will need to have the same kind of effort on Sunday if they hope to pull off another road victory.
Arkansas’ match on Sunday could also become another significant moment in Lady Razorback lore should they some away with a victory as it would be just the second time in school history that the Lady’Backs would have won three SEC games in a row.
Tennessee could have some issues with their defense on Sunday if their top two goalkeepers who were both injured on Friday night can’t return to the field on Sunday. The Lady Vols do have a third goalkeeper on the roster, but her playing time has been all but non-existent up to this point in the season and her inexperience could benefit the Lady Razorbacks.
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