Arkansas Completes Preseason Slate
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas Soccer wrapped up their lone fall preseason match with a 2-0 win over Kansas State on Thursday night at Razorback Field.
Freshmen Kayla McKeon and Petra Smetkova each scored on headers in their debut match as Razorbacks. McKeon scored the game-winning goal in the 20th minute of the first half and Smetkova added to the final result in the 85th minute.
The Razorbacks led the Wildcats in shots 31-0 and corner kicks 10-0.
“I thought we were very good in the first half,” Arkansas head soccer coach Colby Hale said. “I thought we let up a bit after we scored the goal, which is not up to our standards. At half time, I told them that this is a good team and they’re in the game. I thought we were very good in the second half. The first half started well, but we have to put in a full 45.”
Arkansas will kick off their 30th regular season next week on the road with a pair of games in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Razorbacks will face James Madison on Friday, Aug. 19 and Virginia Commonwealth on Sun., Aug. 21.
The team will play its first home game on Fri., Aug. 26 against the 2015 NCAA Championship runner-up Duke at Razorback Field.
Season tickets are available for purchase through the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Each season ticket package will include a new 2016 Razorback Soccer scarf.