Soccer Preview: Arkansas
Aug. 18, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas - Coming off a 3-2 overtime victory against Dayton in the 2012 season opener Friday night, Texas now looks to a challenging road test Sunday at 1 p.m. at Arkansas.
The Razorbacks opened the regular season Friday night with a 2-1 victory against Austin Peay as Phyllis George scored the winner at 81:23. U of A took an early 1-0 lead on a breakaway goal at 35:07 by Ashleigh Ellenwood before a Morgan Zigelsky penalty kick at 43:54 knotted the score.
Arkansas posted a 4-14-0 record in 2011, but returns seven starters for head coach Colby Hale's first season at the helm. He is buoyed by the return of all-Southeastern Conference selections Allie Chandler and Jeri Ann Okoro. Chandler, a senior midfielder, was a second-team All-SEC pick a year ago while Okoro made the all-freshman squad.
Sunday's contest against the Razorbacks also represents the first road trip in the Coach Kelly era of Texas Soccer.