From the Desk of the AD: March 18

As the world continues to change rapidly based on the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), various events have had a dramatic impact on the lives of Razorback student-athletes, coaches and fans. Amid these challenging times, Hunter Yurachek shares some perspective on the past week and the transition to what lies ahead for Razorback Athletics.

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The Razorback soccer team opened the 2020 spring slate of matches with a 2-0 shutout win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday afternoon at the Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex. Arkansas earned the win with two goals coming from Anna Podojil and Brooke Pirkle in the first and second periods. The two squads played three 30-minute periods.

The Razorback soccer team will travel to St. Louis, MO. for a neutral site contest against the Iowa Hawkeyes in Arkansas’ first match of the spring. First kick on Saturday, Feb. 29 is set for 1 p.m. at the Creve Couer Park Soccer Complex.

The Razorback soccer team set its spring slate of matches on Thursday afternoon, head coach Colby Hale announced. Arkansas will host two of its four matches at Razorback Field, welcoming the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Saint Louis Billikens to Fayetteville.

Arkansas is ranked among the nation’s top 25 programs in the 2019-20 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Final Fall Standings released on Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA).

Final Fall Directors' Cup Standings

Arkansas ranks among the nation’s top 10 programs in the 2019-20 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings released on Thursday

Razorback Soccer made program history once again on Thursday, placing two players on the United Soccer Coaches All-America Third Team. Junior defender Haley Van Fossen and freshman forward Anna Podojil picked up the honors after being named to the All-Southeast Region First Team earlier in the week. 

Eighth-ranked Arkansas Soccer (17-4-2, 8-1-1) fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to the NC State Wolfpack (12-6-4, 4-2-4) on Thursday afternoon. It’s the second season in three years that the Razorbacks have fallen to NC State in the NCAA Tournament.

National three-seed Razorback Soccer (17-3-2, 8-1-1) heads to Provo to face NC State (11-6-4, 4-2-4) on Thursday, Nov. 21 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. First kick is slated for 4 p.m. CT. Arkansas and NC State are meeting for the second time in three seasons during postseason play.