Razorback Roundup

RAZORBACK ROUNDUPSeptember 15, 2008MEN’S CROSS COUNTRYArkansas made a slight schedule change. The Hogs are not running at the Missouri Southern Stampede Sept. 20 as originally planned. Instead, the squad will focus its efforts to the Stanford Invitational, Sept. 27.WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRYArkansas won the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, finishing 1-2-3-6-10 to score 22 points and top the 36-team field. For the second week in a row, Catherine White led the way for Arkansas, pacing four of her teammates to top-10 finishes. She crushed the field with her race win and 5K time of 17:39.51, almost 15 seconds ahead of the next runner. Next up is the Bill Dellinger Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 4.FOOTBALLThe Razorbacks’ game at Texas on Sept. 13 was postponed until Sept. 27 due to Hurricane Ike. Television arrangements will be decided later. This week’s Alabama game is at 11:30 a.m. on Raycom Sports. Arkansas plays four consecutive games (Alabama, Texas, Florida and Auburn) against ranked opponents for the first time in school history.SOCCERThe Razorbacks extended their win streak to four with a 1-0 win on the road at Austin Peay. Arkansas got its only goal of the game at the 19:44 mark from sophomore Kelly O’Connor off a free kick from Abbey Wilburn. O’Connor leads the team with four goals and nine points. She entered the weekend tied for the SEC lead in both categories. Sophomore goalkeeper Britni Williams recorded her fourth shutout of the season, raising her career total to 10. The Razorbacks’ match against Stephen F. Austin scheduled for Sunday in Nacogdoches, Texas, was called off due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Ike. Arkansas plays host to the Razorback Invitational this week with games against Western Michigan and Nicholls State. O’Connor was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 5 and 7. She is the second Arkansas player in program history to earn league offensive honors.MEN’S TENNISArkansas picked up eight wins at the Navy Invitational over the weekend. Making his Razorback debut, freshman Matt Walters, a native of Jonesboro, led the way with three doubles wins and won two of the three singles matches he played. Next up is the Louisiana-Lafayette Fall Invitational, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-21.WOMEN’S TENNISThe Razorbacks concluded the Razorback Classic with an 18-2 overall record and won all five flights. In singles, No.1 Aurelija Miseviciute claimed Flight A while Anouk Tigu and Emily Carbone were co-champions in Flight B. Freshman Kate Lukomskaya rounded out the singles winners, claiming Flight C. No. 10 Miseviciute and Kaluder snagged the Flight A doubles title and the freshmen duo of Carbone and Lukomskaya won Flight B. Next on the schedule is the William & Mary Tribe Invitational Sept. 19-21.VOLLEYBALLSenior Christina Lawrence and freshman Kelli Stipanovich earned all-tournament honors as Arkansas finished second at the Arkansas Invitational in Barnhill Arena Saturday. Arkansas notched opening round wins over Lamar (3-0) and Tennessee-Martin (3-0), but fell to Virginia Tech (3-2) in the nightcap. The Razorbacks open Southeastern Conference play Friday at Auburn. The match can be heard live in Northwest Arkansas on KXUA 88.3 FM and on the internet at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

MEN’S GOLFDavid Lingmerth led the Razorbacks to a ninth-place finish at the Gopher Invitational at University of Minnesota. Lingmerth had a one-under 215 for the tournament. Arkansas went 890 (305-286-299) for their team finish.OLYMPIC SPORT PRESS CONFERENCETuesday at 1 p.m. in Barnhill Arena interview room