Soccer featured prominently in NCAA statistics
FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team is featured prominently in seven categories of the latest NCAA statistics which incorporate games played through Sunday, Sept. 23.
As a team, Arkansas ranks in five NCAA categories including goals against average, save percentage, shutout percentage, scoring offense and winning percentage. Individually, freshman goalkeeper Britni Williams is ranked in both goals against average and save percentage.
“I am very proud of what we have been able to do this season,” Arkansas head soccer coach Gordon Henderson said. “It is no great secret that my goal from the beginning was to build from the back. We have a great goalkeeper who has already been recognized by the SEC and our back line has been consistent. I think that one thing that defines this team is that there are no let downs. It is easy to give up the cheap goal late in the game especially when you have a comfortable lead and we are not doing that.”
Arkansas’ highest team ranking is its shutout percentage of .778 which is seventh nationally. It is one of three categories that Arkansas places in the top 11 in the country. Arkansas’ team goals against average of .320 ranks ninth in the nation and its save percentage of .917 is 11th. The Lady Razorbacks’ winning percentage of .778 is 32nd best and its 2.33 goals per game ranks 40th.
For Williams, she is currently among the countries top 15 goalkeepers in both goals against average and save percentage. She has earned a .338 goals against average, 13th best in the NCAA, over Arkansas’ first nine games by allowing just three scores in nearly 800 minutes of action. She has also stopped 32 shots and accrued a .914 save percentage which places her 15th in the nation.
The Lady Razorbacks begin Southeastern Conference action on Friday night when they face the Univ. of Mississippi at Lady’Back Field beginning at 7:00 p.m. For more information about Lady Razorback soccer or about Arkansas women’s athletics, please go to www.ladybacks.com.