Hogs Off to Hot Start
The University of Arkansas women’s soccer team defeated Texas 1-0 on Sunday. The Razorbacks also defeated Austin Peay 2-1 last Friday, giving new head coach Colby Hale his first wins at Arkansas.
Hale was very pleased with his team’s performance in the victory over Texas.
“We came into the game with things we wanted to be good at, and we were,” Hale said.
Hale emphasized the fact that this team could sense when they were going to win, which was exciting to him.
The Razorbacks have a tough year ahead of them. Of the Razorbacks’ 20 opponents, 19 begin the year ranked in the top 25 of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Continental Tire poll.
Hale wants his team to embrace challenges as well as stay grounded whenever the team experiences some success.
“We want to try to say what’s the next challenge before us,” Hale said.
The team still has a lot to learn and work on, but they should enjoy success and continue to grow, he said.
The Razorbacks are 2-0-0 for the second time since 2009 but only the fourth time in program history.
The Razorbacks are putting an emphasis on defense, Hale said, and it shows, as they have allowed only one goal through the first two games.
The next game is today versus Missouri State at 7 p.m.