FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas recruit Carly Telford led the English U-19 National Soccer Team to the final eight of the UEFA Championships in Hungary, but her participation at the event was cut short to an injury suffered during the first half of Engalnd’s opening round, 3-1, victory over Scotland.
According the international website Women’s Soccer Scene, Telford, a goalkeeper,attacked a Scottish rush on goal and injured her left shoulder forcing her to leave the contest. Just 33 minutes into the game, Telford’s absence was missed but her team’s superior talent led them to victory.
“We are certainly concerned about Carly,” Arkansas head soccer coach Gordon Henderson said. “We believe that she could be an impact player for Arkansas. Now we’ll need to see what her status is and go from there. I speak for my staff and her future teammates when I wish her a speedy recovery.”
Following the Scotland match, Telford returned to England where she awaits the results of tests. As for the English team, they continue without their starting goalkeeper to face Russia.
Against the Scots, England took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half, then went up by two halfway through the second. Scotland returned the favor to cut the score in half, but an English goal during injury time iced the game.
Telford is scheduled to report with the rest of the Lady Razorbacks in early August for their 2005 season. For more information about Lady Razorback soccer or about Arkansas women’s athletics, please go to www.ladybacks.com.