No. 11 Arkansas Continues Win Streak at Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas –The eleventh-ranked Razorbacks (7-2-1, 3-0-0 SEC) are the only undefeated team in SEC play thanks to a late goal from freshman Kennedy Ball to pick up a 1-0 road win at Texas A&M (5-4-2, 1-1-1 SEC). The win is Arkansas’ sixth straight victory over the Aggies.
Texas A&M was the aggressor in the first 45 minutes and held the Hogs to just one shot. The Aggies had their fair share of chances to take the lead, including a shot that hit the crossbar, but Arkansas made several key defensive plays to keep it scoreless at the break.
Freshman Avery Wren made the biggest play 10 minutes into the match and headed out a redirection off A&M’s only corner kick of the match. Freshman goalkeeper Phoebe Carver kept busy and made four saves in the third-ever half of her college career.
13' | Making heads-up plays to keep this scoreless
Arkansas 0 – Texas A&M 0 pic.twitter.com/2RAHYNUoZP
— Razorback Soccer (@RazorbackSoccer) September 24, 2023
The Aggies hit the crossbar again in the second half but Arkansas took over the match by earning 15 corners after not recording one in the first 45 minutes.
The Hogs took their 12th corner kick with 16 minutes left to play and though it didn’t yield a goal, Arkansas retained possession until senior Kiley Dulaney crossed the ball into midfielder Bea Franklin inside the six-yard box. Franklin headed Dulaney’s ball down right into the left foot of Kennedy Ball. Ball’s low shot slipped past two Aggie defenders and the goalkeeper for her first collegiate score.
They're calling the Hogs in College Station pic.twitter.com/WpE007v8bo
— Razorback Soccer (@RazorbackSoccer) September 25, 2023
- Colby Hale recorded his 150th career win
- Phoebe Carver notched her second shutout in as many appearances
- The Hogs have won six straight against the Aggies and have taken a 10-9-1 edge in the all-time series.
- Alabama was the Hogs’ fourth opponent ranked in the top 15 this season.
- Arkansas is the only team still undefeated in SEC play.
The Razorbacks will travel to Missouri on Thursday, September 28th to continue SEC play. First kick is set for 6 p.m. and the match will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.
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