Arkansas Soccer Notes: 5-0 Start for Razorbacks, WBC Gets 1st Goal


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FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas Razorback Soccer team (5-0) was successfully able to keep its unbeaten streak alive with a 1-0 win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-1). The Razorbacks picked up the lone goal in the 66th minute of play from freshman Alexandra Fischer, the first goal of her career.

“We told the players to celebrate tonight because they have earned,” head coach Colby Hale said. “I thought tonight was a complete team effort. At the half we told our players to keep doing what they were doing and grinding out the game because we felt like something good was going to happen.”

In the first half of play, both teams were unable to reach the scoreboard. Arkansas outshot Tulsa 8-1 in the first half and amounted five corner kicks to Tulsa’s one.

In the second half, the Razorbacks put up seven shots on the period and found the back of the net in the 66th minute with the effort by Fischer. Senior Taylor Green started the action on the play by sending the ball into the box to Katie Moore who placed the ball for Fischer. Freshman goal keeper Cameron Carter picked up her fifth win on the season as well.

“We just work really hard, that’s what we are all about,” Hailey Pescatore said. “It is really exciting to have a bunch of students and fans supporting us and helping us win the game.”

The Razorbacks who are ranked second in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America regional rankings continue to build on their record start. Tonight’s 1-0 win marks the fourth shutout in five games this season for Arkansas. Holding Tulsa scoreless on the night, the Razorbacks also equaled a program record allowing just two goals through the first five games. The last time Arkansas accomplished that feat was during the 2009 season.

The Razorbacks remain home for action on Sunday, Sept. 8, when they play host to the Nebraska Huskers. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (CT) at Razorback Field. The match will be featured on television on CST.

Sikes Scores First Goal in WBC Lady Eagles Soccer History

Walnut Ridge, Ark. – The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles fell to Central Baptist College on Tuesday by a score of 5-1.   The game was played in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Cynthia Sikes scored the first goal in Lady Eagles soccer history as she raced down the field and beat the keeper to the ball. Sikes then slid the ball into the empty net to cut CBC’s lead to 2-1 in the first half.

“These girls keep improving.  We are very young but Cindy’s goal was a perfect example of the determination on this squad.  It was a team goal,” said Head Coach Shane Stolz.

Tarra Hendricks led CBC with a hat trick and Jessica Wisnor also contributed with two goals for CBC.

Hunter Links contributed with 13 saves for WBC.

Williams has a record of 0-2 in its first season of collegiate competition in women’s soccer.

The next game for the Lady Eagles will be against Bacone College. The game will be played at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7thin Walnut Ridge.

Vouga’s Goal Gets Eagles off to Winning Start

Walnut Ridge, Ark. – Williams Baptist College defeated Central Baptist College 1-0 on Tuesday.  The hotly contested match was played at the WBC soccer field in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Victor Vouga scored the match winning goal with under ten minutes remaining in the contest.    He was set up by teammate Matheus Allonso, who was rewarded with the assist.

“The game was physical, but we told our guys if we stick together as one unit, the rest will take care of itself.  I didn’t expect it to take 80 minutes to score, but we will take it,” said head coach Shane Stolz.

Allonso and Javier Piedra combined for the shutout.  Piedra led the Eagles with eight saves.

The win gets Williams off to a good start, giving them a 1-0 record on the season.

The next match for the men’s soccer squad will be against Bacone College on Saturday, September 7th. The start time is scheduled for 3 p.m., and the game will be played in Walnut Ridge.

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