No. 8 Soccer to host North Texas in first round of NCAA Tournament

No. 8 Soccer to host North Texas in first round of NCAA Tournament

National three-seed Arkansas Soccer (16-3-2, 8-1-1) will host the North Texas Mean Green (15-5-1, 7-2-1) at Razorback Field in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 15, with first kick slated for 6:30 p.m. CT. The Razorbacks are making their fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and sixth overall.

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Sixth-ranked Arkansas Soccer added 10 members to the squad on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day, Razorback head coach Colby Hale announced. The new players come from five different states, including four from the state of Texas.

Sixth-ranked Arkansas Soccer (16-3-2, 8-1-1) was tabbed as a national three seed for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, the NCAA committee announced on Monday afternoon. The three seed is the first and highest tournament seeding for the Razorbacks in program history.

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Sixth-ranked Arkansas Soccer (16-3-2) fell to No. 7 South Carolina (16-1-3) on Sunday afternoon in the SEC Tournament Championship. Arkansas outshot the Gamecocks 10-6 in the match. Katie Lund and Anna Podojil were named to the SEC All-Tournament Team for the first time in their careers while Stefani Doyle made the team for the second-straight year.

Top-seeded Arkansas Soccer (16-2-2, 8-1-1) downed the Florida Gators (11-8-1, 6-3-1) on Thursday night in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, 3-1. SEC Freshman of the Year Anna Podojil netted two goals in the second half to put Arkansas through to its fourth-straight SEC title game. The Razorbacks will be looking for their first tournament title in six appearances in program history when they face the winner of South Carolina and Vanderbilt on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT.

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Top-seed Arkansas Soccer (15-2-2, 8-1-1) defeated the Ole Miss Rebels (10-7-3, 3-4-3) on Tuesday night in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, 1-0. After a hand ball was called on the Rebels in the box, Taylor Malham put a penalty-kick past the Rebel goalie for the game-winner. Arkansas will make it’s fourth-straight appearance in the tournament semifinals on Thursday, and seventh in program history.  

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Sixth-ranked Arkansas Soccer (14-2-2, 8-1-1) traveled to Orange Beach, Ala. for its 13th-appearance in the SEC Tournament. The Razorbacks have advanced to the tournament finals the last three seasons under head coach Colby Hale, the winningest coach in program history with 96 wins. The top-seeded Hogs had a bye in the first round and will face the Ole Miss Rebels (10-6-3, 3-4-3) on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. CT after the Rebels defeated Mississippi State on Sunday afternoon, 2-1.  

Quarterfinals Notes

Sixth-ranked Arkansas Soccer had six Razorbacks recognized by the SEC coaches in the postseason awards for their play this season. Head coach Colby Hale was also named the SEC Coach of the Year, leading the squad to its first conference title and the highest ranking in the United Soccer Coaches poll in program history.

Sixth-ranked Arkansas (14-2-2, 8-1-1) downed Tennessee (9-6-3, 3-5-2) on Thursday night at Regal Stadium, 1-1, securing its first SEC title in program history and the top seed at the SEC Tournament next week in Orange Beach, Ala. Arkansas’ eight conference wins ties the most in school history for a single season.

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