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    Sunday SEC Soccer Update

    SOCCER RESULTS
    William & Mary 2, Auburn 0
    Mississippi State 3, Georgia State 0
    Alabama 3, Mercer 0
    Kentucky 1, SEMS 0
    UCF 1, Georgia 0 (OT)
    Texas A&M 1, Saint Mary's 0
    LSU 2, Houston 0
    Florida 3, FIU 0
    Missouri 2, TTU 0
    Gonzaga 1, Vanderbilt 0
    Ole Miss 2, Texas Tech 0
    Kennessaw State 1, Arkansas 0


    Auburn Soccer Shutout By William & Mary, 2-0

    AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn soccer team suffered its third defeat of the season, falling 2-0 to William & Mary on Sunday afternoon at the Auburn Soccer Complex. The loss evened Auburn’s record at 3-3-0 while William & Mary improved to 3-2-0.

    William & Mary took advantage of an Auburn foul at the top of the box to take a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. Playing a physical style of defense, Auburn, which was whistled for 12 fouls on the afternoon, was called for the penalty just inside the 18. The whistle allowed Mallory Schaffer to take a penalty kick, the first allowed by Auburn this season and the first taken by William & Mary, which she buried for her fourth goal of the season.

    “We made about three dumb mistakes in the penalty area and it was our own fault,” Auburn Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. “It was the right call and William & Mary buried it. We dug ourselves holes again. We made too many mistakes. It has been the story of our season so far. All of our losses are because of our own mistakes.”

    William & Mary extended the lead to 2-0 in the 57th minute when Cortlyn Bristol slotted a pass to Dani Rutter just inside the 18. Rutter took one touch before blasting one past Auburn goalkeeper Amy Howard for her second goal of the season.

    Auburn was held to nine shots on the afternoon and could only force William & Mary goalkeeper Caroline Casey into one save, it a shoulder block off of an Alexa Allen shot midway through the second half.

    Auburn’s defense surrendered just six shots, but four were put on frame as Howard surrendered two goals and made two saves.

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    Heydari’s Pair of Goals Keep Bulldogs Undefeated With 3-0 Win Against Georgia State

    STARKVILLE, Miss. – Freshman Honeye Heydari continued the stellar start to her career, scoring twice as Mississippi State stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 win against Georgia State Sunday afternoon at the MSU Soccer Field.

    Heydari captured her first multiple-goal game as the Bulldogs improved to 5-0-0 on the season. The Jackson, Tenn., native added a point in her fifth-straight match, a mark that ties her for second in school history.

    She scored the game-winner three minutes in, and then combined with Sullivan for goals 20 seconds apart in the second half, the second-fastest consecutive goals in school history.

    “My mentality was to work hard and do my best. Everything fell into place. We were clicking as a team and playing great. I’m just trying to do my best out there, and I can’t do it without my teammates,” Heydari said.

    Sullivan netted her fifth goal of the season in the second half, and she tied the school record for consecutive games with a goal as she scored for the fourth-straight contest.

    Sophomore Dana Forbes set a new career high for assists with two. Shannen Jainudeen and freshman Caitlin Maloney joined her in the assists column.

    State continued its stellar defending, posting a shutout for the third-straight match. Skylar Rosson made five saves to register the ninth blank sheet of her career, two back of the school record set by Taryn Holland.

    “I thought we were very organized against a good, hard-tackling Georgia State team,” Neil Macdonald said. “You have to match their enthusiasm, and once we did that, we took control because of our ability with the ball.

    “I’m extremely proud of our team. Their attitudes have been fantastic and consistent, and it’s paying off,” Macdonald said. “There’s great leadership on this team.”

    Heydari wasted no time netting the winner, tallying her fourth goal of the year in the third minute. Forbes worked down the right wing and found the Jackson, Tenn., native in the middle of the 18-yard box. Heydari made a move past her defender and fired the ball into the net for a 1-0 advantage that State would take to half.

    Georgia State (1-3-0) came out looking for the quick equalizer in the second half, but Sullivan and Heydari put the game away with their back-to-back goals.

    Sullivan gave MSU a 2-0 lead in the 54th minute as she took a Jainudeen pass and fired a goal into the top shelf from the top of the 18-yard box.

    The Bulldogs turned a GSU turnover on the ensuing kickoff into the final goal of the game. Jainudeen intercepted a pass and found Forbes at the midfield stripe. Forbes passed back to Maloney for a service to the feet of Heydari. Heydari took a touch past her defender and beat Ingram to the top post.

    Mississippi State claimed a 14-10 advantage in shots and a 6-5 edge in on-goal chances. The Bulldogs also took four corner kicks in the contest.

    Ingram made two saves before leaving the match with an injury. Rebecca Toler played the final four minutes, making one stop.

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    Alabama Soccer Beats Mercer, 3-0
     
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.- The Alabama soccer team scored two early goals and cruised to a 3-0 victory over Mercer in a non-conference matchup Sunday afternoon in front of 350 fans at the Alabama Soccer Stadium.
     
    With the win, Alabama goes to 5-0-0 on the season, while Mercer falls to 3-2-1. The perfect mark is the Crimson Tide’s best start under head coach Todd Bramble and ties the school record for best start to a season.
     
    “We really challenged our players to take this game seriously,” Bramble said. “I thought that we did a lot of things really well today, though with a 3-0 game you can’t complain too much.”
     
    Alabama got the scoring started early, as sophomore forward Theresa Diederich stole a Mercer pass at the top of the box and chipped it over goalkeeper Nikki Atkinson at the 5:46 mark. It was Diederich’s fourth goal of the season, and fourth in as many games.
     
    After forcing a turnover, Alabama moved the ball around the Mercer goal box until junior Molly Atherton and freshman Katie Bourgeois teamed up on the right flank to play a ball into a running Pia Rijsdijk, who took the pass and buried a shot to the back post. It was Rijsdijk’s second goal of the year.
     
    Rijsdijk wasn’t done though, as Alabama was able to push another goal across in the second half. After maintaining possession and switching the attack down the right flank, Ariel Armijo was able to play a through ball into the box that Rijsdijk ran on to and tapped by the charging goalkeeper to put the Tide up 3-0.
     
    Alabama outshot Mercer, 30-10, including seven shots on target to just three for Mercer. Junior goalkeeper Shelby Church earned her fourth shutout of the year, as she made three saves in just over 70 minutes of work.

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    UK Women’s Soccer Stays Undefeated with 1-0 Win over SEMO

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Behind another set piece goal from senior Natalie Horner, the University of Kentucky women’s soccer (4-0-0) team held off Southeast Missouri State (1-4-1) to collect its fourth win of the season 1-0, in the final game of the Tropical Smoothie Invitational Sunday afternoon in Lexington.
     
    “One of the things we’ve been working on is how long we can possess the ball,” UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said. “I thought in the first half, a lot of the time, their backs were really dominating our forwards physically. Well done by them and their coaching staff in scouting our forwards and how we’re going to play. I thought we were a little tougher up top in the second half, made some adjustments, and tried to isolate a little more one vs. one. I thought thatmade a big difference for us.”
     
    Horner struck for the game’s only goal in the 54th minute off a corner kick. Fellow senior Alyssa Telang placed the ball perfectly in the box where Horner rose up above the rest of the defense and headed the ball in to the far post. The goal was Horner’s second goal off a corner in as many games and also the second goal of the season for the Upper Arlington, Ohio, native. The assist for Telang was the first point in her senior campaign.
     
    Kentucky’s defense continued to confuse and stymie its opponents, yet again capturing a clean sheet for the third game of the season in four tries. UK’s back line has yet to allow an opposing team find the back of the net in its four games thus far.
     
    UK tallied 17 shots in the game to SEMO’s four while also charting 11 corner kicks. Kentucky has earned 41 corner kicks through four games on the seasonwhile just conceding two.
     
    Yet again, the duo of Kayla King and Kayla Price combined for a shutout. King did not face a single shot on goal in the first half, while Price was forced tomake only two saves in the second half of action. King picks up the win forKentucky, moving to 4-0-0 on the season.
     
    With the victory, Kentucky still sits as one of just six teams in the Southeastern Conference to not suffer a loss in 2012.
     
    With a goal differential of +7 through the two games comprising the Tropical Smoothie Invitational, the Louisville Cardinals were crowned champions of the event. Kentucky finished second with a goal differential of +3, while SEMO and UNC-Greensboro tied for third with a -5 goal differential.

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    UGA Soccer Suffers Overtime Loss To No. 9 UCF

    ORLANDO, Fla. --- The Georgia soccer team battled through 90 minutes of scoreless play with ninth-ranked Central Florida on Sunday afternoon before the Knights put in the game-winner with 24 seconds left in the first overtime to steal a 1-0 win over Georgia in the final game of the UCF Invitational in Orlando.

    The Bulldogs (4-2) were forced to settle for the weekend split here after Friday night’s 2-1 win over South Florida. Georgia senior netminder Ashley Baker roped in a career-high 13 saves on the day before allowing the game-winner in the 100th minute off the foot of Tishia Jewell. The play unfolded after a Georgia foul at the edge of the 18-yard box, and after the set piece the Knights capitalized on a loose ball that Baker couldn’t catch up with.

    “UCF was as good as advertised,” said head coach Steve Holeman. “We knew they were talented and easily the best team we’ve faced this year. They moved the ball incredibly well. There are really no weaknesses in that lineup. They outshot us, had more corners, everything. They were the better team, however we played hard and battled until the end. Ashley Baker made some great saves and our defense was solid. This is tough.”

    Georgia was outshot by UCF in the first half by a count of 12-4, with the Bulldogs’ best chance of the frame coming from Alexa Newfield with 15 minutes left. Newfield worked herself a step away from the defender and fired a shot that the keeper had to leap to corral just underneath the crossbar.

    Baker had eight saves in the first half and continued to keep her team in it in the second, and after the Bulldogs had kept it scoreless with under five minutes to go in regulation, the Knights were awarded two corner kicks in a row that Georgia was able to handle. The Bulldogs had a chance of their own the other way as the clock was winding down in the second half, which amounted to a Nicole Locandro shot that was stopped by the keeper.

    Baker came up with another big save with under two minutes to go, diving to bat away a shot on a one-on-one opportunity from the right flank.

    UCF had two shots early in overtime, one that went wide and one that Baker handled, before the foul was called on the Bulldogs with under a minute left, and Jewell was there to finish the free kick into the back of the net for the game-winner.

    The Bulldogs had seen success in overtime of late, entering today with a combined record of 5-0-1 in extra time over the past two seasons. Earlier in 2012 Georgia came away with a 1-0 win over UNC Greensboro in OT in the season opener.

    The Knights finished with the edge in shots, 20-6, with Baker’s 13 saves jumping out on the box score. Georgia is now 2-1 all-time vs. UCF.

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    Aggies Topple Saint Mary’s With Late Goal

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Aggie Soccer team captured the Texas A&M Invitational title with a 1-0 win over Saint Mary’s at Ellis Field on Sunday afternoon.

    Texas A&M and Saint Mary’s both entered the fray coming off wins on Friday evening with the No. 17 Aggies defeating No. 16 Rutgers, 4-1, and the Gaels dismissing Sam Houston State 1-0.

    Despite the narrow margin of victory, Texas A&M dominated the possession and the offensive threats on Sunday. The Aggies owned wide advantages in shots (28-5), shots on goal (12-3) and corner kicks (8-2).

    Texas A&M’s defense imposed its will in the contest holding the Gaels without a shot for the first 60:52 of play.

    With a blank slate through the first 82 minutes of play, the Aggies broke the scoring seal in the 83rd. Jayne Eadie had been providing steady offensive pressure late in the second half and it finally paid off with 7:33 remaining in the game. Eadie unleashed a shot from 10 yards out that was blocked by Saint Mary’s starting netminder Khayla Jones. The carom bounced back to Eadie who unloaded on another shot towards the left post. Allie Bailey, standing three yards from the post, redirected the shot into the back of the net for her second goal of the weekend.

    Texas A&M had a chance to add to the lead with less than two minutes remaining, but Annie Kunz hit a laser off the left post from eight yards out.

    The Aggies left the first half empty-handed despite inflicting steady pressure on the offensive end. Texas A&M owned a 14-0 advantage on shots in the first half, including a 4-0 edge in shots on goal. Eadie put the first two shots on frame for Texas A&M. She offered balls with pace in both the eighth and 15th minutes of action, but was turned away. Kelley Monogue came off the bench to put shot on goal in the 23rd minute, but to no avail. The best threat came in the 40th minute when Catalina Clavijo unfurled a shot from 15 yards out, but Jones was able to punch the ball over the crossbar.

    Texas A&M continued to dictate the play in the second half, unloading on 10 shots before finally registering a goal.

    After seeing relatively little action through the first hour of play, Jordan Day made three saves down the stretch to tally the shutout in goal for Texas A&M.

    Bailey, Kunz and Meghan Streight each had five goals for Texas A&M. Bailey and Eadie both logged four shots on goal.

    The Aggies landed six players on the Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament Team, including tournament MVP Allie Bailey. Bailey scored one goal in each of the games, including the lone goal in Sunday’s contest. Other Aggies on the all-tournament team included goalkeeper Jordan Day, defenders Lyndsey Gnatzig and Rachel Lenz, midfielder Meghan Streight and forward Kelley Monogue.

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    TIGER FRESHMEN SCORE FIRST GOALS IN LSU’S 2-0 SHUTOUT OF HOUSTON

    BATON ROUGE – Freshman Heather Magee struck first in the fourth minute before fellow freshman Jade Kovacevic found the back of the net in the 40th minute of play to lead the homestanding LSU Soccer team to a 2-0 shutout of the Houston Cougars on Sunday afternoon at the LSU Soccer Stadium.

    The Tigers (2-1-1) returned to the win column while remaining unbeaten in the series as they improved to 3-0-1 in four meetings all-time with the Cougars (2-3) on the pitch.

    The Tigers returned to the pitch for the first time in a week after Friday’s match with Stephen F. Austin was postponed to Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Isaac moving through Louisiana on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. They will take on the Ladyjacks on Tuesday evening with kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. CT in Baton Rouge.

    “We just weren’t sharp for much of the day today,” said LSU head coach Brian Lee following Sunday’s victory. “I really thought we played better in our last game for large portions of the NC State game. The practice routine was a little affected by Hurricane Isaac, but that’s certainly no excuse. We’re happy to win the game and score a couple of really good goals for our effort.”

    It took Magee no time to give the Tigers an early 1-0 advantage as she rifled the first shot of the match on target from 20 yards and inside the top-right corner of the net.

    After freshman center back Colby Maffei played the ball to freshman midfielder Fernanda Pina down the left wing, Pina sent a right-footed cross to Magee shielding a Houston defender 25 yards in front of the goal. Magee settled it with her body, took one touch, turned and fired a cracker from distance that sailed over the outstretched arms of a leaping Cami Koski in goal for the Cougars and into the back of the net for her first goal as an LSU Tiger just 3 minutes, 38 seconds into the match.

    Kovacevic gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish at the 39:31 mark of the first half on a class finish for her first career goal in an LSU uniform.

    After winning the ball near midfield on a Houston goal kick, junior striker Addie Eggleston played the ball through the Cougar midfield to redshirt freshman Victoria Sample making a diagonal run in behind the Cougar back line and into the right side of the penalty area. Sample then took one touch of the ball before playing an end-line cross into the middle of the area, where Kovacevic was waiting to bury a one-time volley from eight yards past a helpless Koski in net and push the LSU lead to 2-0 before the break.

    The Canadian Under-20 international certainly made the most of her debut as she saw her first action with the Tigers on Sunday afternoon following her duty at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan over the past two weeks.

    “We have a lot of young kids among our best players right now,” Lee said. “We’re going to have some growing pains in terms of sharpness, but they’re doing a fantastic job and are working hard to better themselves each and every day. We’re still figuring out where some of them best help our team positionally.”

    Junior Megan Kinneman was up to the challenge defensively as she helped organize an LSU unit that limited the Cougars to just one shot on frame in the match. Kinneman pitched her second shutout for the 2012 season and posted her eighth clean sheet as an LSU Tiger.

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    No. 22 Gator Soccer Defeats Florida International 3-0

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three goals from two Gators led the No. 22 University of Florida soccer team (2-2-1, 0-0 SEC) to a 3-0 win over Florida International (2-2, 0-0 SBC) Sunday evening in front of a James G. Pressly crowd of 1,921.

    Florida’s first goal started when Kathryn Williamson brought the ball past the middle of the field and sent it to fellow senior All-American Erika Tymrak, located at the top of the attacking third. She brought the ball to a few paces above the 18-yard box and sent it right. The ball rolled past Havana Solaun to fellow sophomore Tessa Andujar making a run from her outside back spot. She caught up to the ball, took a touch and then sent the ball to Solaun, who scored from 15 yards to the far post corner at 12:30.

    A trio of seniors combined on the Gators’ second goal. A ball from Jo Dragotta, located at midfield, found Tymrak in stride as she made a slanted run. She took a couple of touches and sent it forward to McKenzie Barney, who was alone at the top of the box. Barney one-touched it into the goal at 26:45 for her first score of the season.

    Solaun scored her second goal of the evening at 57:40, placing in a ball from senior Holly King. A glance between the pair led to the score.

    “Holly had the ball and she was dribbling down. I pulled out wide and we made eye contact. She saw the gap and played me through and called Annie Speese off of it,” Solaun said. “She couldn’t have played a more perfect pass. It was perfectly weighted and was in the right area. She really just set me up for a good finish.”

    It was her second double goal match of her young collegiate career as Solaun also registered a pair of goals at Mississippi during her freshman season.

    Sunday’s match was the first home action since the season opener on Aug. 17 and Florida Head Coach Becky Burleigh thought the Gators’ effort tonight showed progress.

    “I really think we have come a long way since the last time we played here,” Burleigh said. “I was really pleased with everything tonight in terms of our ability to generate goal scoring chances, our ability to be relentless when we went for the ball; execution in finishing was obviously something we still need to work on.”

    The Gator attack Sunday generated 10 shots on goal, a 2012 high for the team.

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    No. 10 Mizzou Records 2-0 Win Over Tennessee Tech

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The No. 10 University of Missouri soccer team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over Tennessee Tech (2-3-1) Sunday afternoon at Walton stadium. It marks the first time since 2006 that the Tigers opened the year with five straight wins.

    The Missouri offense pressured from the get-go but could not convert on its early scoring chances. Within a two-minute span midway through the first half both sophomore Taylor Grant and junior Dominique Richardson early put the Tigers on the board. Grant's shot hit off the post and Richardson's chip over the goalie clanged off the crossbar to keep the score 0-0.

    In the 30th minute, Mizzou finally broke through when senior Jessica Greer found the back of the net. Junior Danielle Nottingham lofted a free kick to the far post that Greer ran onto and easily tapped into goal. It was the first goal of the season for Greer, while Nottingham notched her third assist of the year.

    Junior Brooke Williams nearly put the Tigers up 2-0 in the 43rd minute when senior Kelsey Mulcahy threaded a pass down the field. Williams broke through and was one-on-one with the goalie but her chip sailed just over the crossbar.

    Freshman Candace Johnson almost notched her second goal of the season in the 51st minute but her header off senior Haley Krentz's corner kick clanged off the crossbar.

    The Tigers went up 2-0 in the 62nd minute when Krentz and senior Taiwo Adeshigbin connected for another Tiger goal. Krentz dribbled down the endline and sent a ball in front of the goal mouth that Adeshigbin one-timed past Tennessee Tech's goalie and into the back of the net. The tally was Adeshigbin's team-leading fourth of the season, while Krentz's assist was her fifth in as many games.

    Mizzou outshot the Golden Eagles 34-2 and had a 10-4 edge in corner kicks.

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    Gonzaga Defeats Vanderbilt

    NASHVILLE - Despite holding an 11-6 advantage in shots taken, the Vanderbilt women's soccer team dropped its 2012 home opener to visiting Gonzaga, 1-0, on Sunday after at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.

    Only four of Vanderbilt's 11 shots were on frame, and GU goalkeeper Susan Brown saved all four. The Bulldogs put two of their six shots on goal. Gonzaga's breakthrough came in the 27th minute.

    Vanderbilt took a foul to stop a Gonzaga move at about 28 yards from goal. Bulldog Tori Lee stepped up to take the free kick, but instead of serving the ball into the box she played short and to the right. Kasey Robusky took one touch before striking a shot that deflected off a Commodore defender and headed toward the left, upper 90 of Alexa Levick's goal. Levick dove to her right and got a piece of the shot, but could not stop it from crossing the line.

    Freshman Jamie Kator notched two shots on goal and had one of the game's best chances. In the 35th minute, she got to a loose ball just inside the left side of the 18-yard box and struck a shot bound for the side netting inside the far post. Brown dove to her left and tipped the ball wide to rob Kator of her first collegiate goal.

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    McCormick Helps Rebels Shut Out Texas Tech 2-0

    OXFORD, Miss. – In a battle of unbeaten teams on Sunday night, the Rebel offense came up with clutch goals while the back line clamped down as Ole Miss (6-0) posted its fourth consecutive shutout of the season with a 2-0 win over Texas Tech (5-1) on Sunday night.

    Sophomore goal keeper Kelly McCormick was clutch for the Rebels as she picked up seven saves and cleared many more scoring opportunities for the Red Raiders, backing up a suffocating back line that swarmed to the ball and Texas Tech players.

    Ole Miss posted 13 shots to 15 from the Red Raiders, but the Rebels converted twice while keeping Texas Tech off the board – much to the delight of 1,273 roaring fans in attendance.

    “The crowd was just great tonight,” said Ole Miss head coach Matthew Mott. “The energy and emotion from the Rebel Nation was just electric and we really fed off that. I can’t say how much that support, and the support so far this season, has really helped us to this quick start.

    “We had really good goal keeping. Our defense came out and played really hard and was very hungry. Mandy McCalla had a great free kick goal to get us on the board. I thought it was a tale of two halves. The first half we really had a good run, but they started to take control in the second half. Kelly (McCormick) was excellent for us until Olivia Harrison just sealed the deal for us with our second goal.”

    The Rebels got on the board in the 11th minute when McCalla scored on a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box, bending it in over the wall and the hands of the leaping Texas Tech goalkeeper. The junior got the free kick opportunity after she was fouled dribbling in for a shot.

    McCormick helped keep the Red Raiders off the board in the first half with a pair of saves and several more deflections off corner kicks and crosses, while the back line kept the pressure on Texas Tech by aggressively turning defensive stops into quick attacks in the other direction.

    The second half saw Texas Tech turn up the offensive pressure, only to have McCormick and the Rebel defense respond. Ole Miss posted five of its seven saves in the second half, repeatedly rejecting Texas Tech’s attacks.

    The Rebels then extended the lead in the 78th minute when Olivia Harrison buried a shot in the back of the net off a free kick from McCormick at mid-field. McCormick delivered the free kick into the box where Harrison was waiting and converted the scoring opportunity.

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    KSU's late goal tops Razorbacks

    FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas had a huge advantage in shots, but Kennesaw State make the only shot that mattered as the Owls recorded a 1-0 soccer victory at Razorback Field Sunday evening.

    An overwhelming majority of the game was spent in KSU's end of the field, but the Razorbacks were not able to convert on 25 shot attempts.

    With less than five minutes to play, KSU's Iyani Hughes lofted a floater from 40 yards out. It sailed just under the crossbar and above keeper Kelly Roliard's hands for the only score of the game at 86:47.

    "Tonight stings," head coach Colby Hale said. "We felt like we played well enough to win. When you get 25 chances, you have to put more than seven on frame."

    Arkansas had a huge advantage in shots, 25-5, and led in shots on goal, 7-2. The Razorbacks also had a 12-7 advantage in corner kicks.

    The Razorbacks had several chances to punch one in. At the 60-minute mark, Andrea Carlson took a hard shot at the right post from inside the six, but KSU keeper Melissa Hutto made a diving save to her left. At the 81-minute mark, Allie Chandler hit a hard line drive from 25 yards away, but it bounced off the crossbar.

    "Between the 18s (from 18-yard box to the other 18), from both an attacking and defending standpoint, this may have been the best game we've played," Hale said. "When you have 25 shots and 12 corners, you really expect to score some goals."

    The Razorbacks dominated the first half, but had nothing to show for it. Arkansas outshot the Owls, 7-2, and had the only shot on goal.

    Arkansas had several opportunities to get on the board. Seven minutes in, Ashleigh Ellenwood took a lead pass from Beth Stratton and got a one-on-one with Hutto, but Ellenwood's 15-yarder from the right side at the left post went wide.

    Two minutes later, Stratton made a nice steal, but her 40-yarder was right at Hutto for a save. Fifteen minutes in, Chandler's spinning 30-yarder sailed high. Carlson led the Razorbacks with three shots on goal. Stratton, Sam Wolf, Blake Pruitt and Jessie Givens had one each. Roliard had one save while Hutto made six.