No. 7 Razorbacks Down ‘Dores en OT
FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – Arkansas Football (11-2-0, 6-0-0 SEC) defeated Vanderbilt in overtime (6-6-2, 3-2-1 SEC), 1-0, for their 11th consecutive victory, extending the longest win of the drag program.
How did it happen
There were plenty of chances in the regular 90-minute period, but neither team managed to break the seal.
The Razorbacks’ closest first-half chance came after a free kick from sophomore Emilee Hauser who found senior Taylor Malham’s header for a shot on goal. The Hogs limited the ‘Dores to one shot in the first 45 minutes and forced them to make four saves.
Arkansas and Vanderbilt traded crossbar shots throughout the second half, with the Hogs shooting a total of seven shots during the period. The Commodores added pressure with five shots, down from one in the first half.
Arkansas also managed five corners during the period. Defender Haley VanFossen won one in the 50e minute on the other side who joined the head of sophomore Ava Tankersley but was hit in the crossbar and taken out by the Vanderbilt keeper.
The Hogs were sent into their third overtime game of the year after two late corners were taken by senior Parker Goins.
It only took three minutes for the Hogs to get their 11th overtimee direct victory on the SEC route. Rookie Sophia Aragon found the ball in midfield, joining Goins above the penalty area, where Goins beat two Vanderbilt defenders and the goalkeeper, shooting him through the grass and into the goal for victory.
With the score, Goins now has 102 points, one step away from matching Julie Williford (2000-03) at 103.
The Razorbacks finished the game edging the Commodores, 14-7. The Hogs have dominated their last eight opponents 38-5.
Hear it from Coach Hale
“Really proud of this team. What a great performance. Going 3-0 in this stretch with everything showing the character of this team. So many players mobilized. This one felt good and deserved. We will appreciate this victory tonight, for sure.
Next time outside
The Razorbacks return to Fayetteville to face the Missouri Tigers on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast live on SEC Network Plus.
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