Hogs to Face a Pair of Tigers to Close
The Arkansas Razorbacks soccer team is 7-8-1 overall with a few more games left to focus on.
Friday, Oct. 12, the women’s soccer team competed against Texas A&M. Texas A&M got a pair of first-half goals from Kelley Monogue and a second half tally from Meghan Streight to capture a road win over the Razorbacks.
Monogue is a sophomore from McKinney, Texas. She is a four-time Big 12 Newcomer of the week, Big 12 Offensive player of the week, and was a part of Our Game Magazine College “Players to Watch List.”
Texas A&M is ranked No. 9 and holds a record of 14-2-1. Their Southeastern Conference record is 8-1-1. Their goal average so far this season is 2, and their point average is 7. In 2011, they were the Big 12 Conference tournament champions.
Sunday, Arkansas got its first soccer victory over Auburn since 2000. A goal from Sam Wolf in the 62nd minute held off several late attacks by Auburn for a 1-0 SEC victory over the Tigers at Razorback Field. Wolf is a sophomore from Plano, Texas. Last year, she started all 18 games at defender and led the club with 1,581 minutes played.
With 11 minutes left in the period, a Tiger foul gave Arkansas a free kick above the left corner of the 18. Allie Tripp played the kick into the six, and Ashleigh Ellenwood was just short of getting to the ball for a close header attempt. Tripp later had a header inside the six, but Howard made another save.
Auburn had three corners in the period, but Ellenwood headed two of those out of the box for easy clears by the Razorbacks.
“It wasn’t pretty, but we got the result,” head coach Colby Hale said. “We want to be a team that grinds out wins, and that’s what we did today.”
The game was also Senior Day with Andrea Carlson and Allie Chandler closing their home careers.
“Those kids have a special place in our hearts,” Hale said. “They will be sorely missed, but I’m really excited about the successes we’re having this year for them.”
The next game the Razorbacks will compete in is against Missouri. Missouri holds a record of 13-3-0 so far this season.
Missouri averages 2 goals per game and 22 assists.
Before the SEC Tournament, the Razorbacks will compete against LSU in their last scheduled game. LSU’s record is 6-7-4 so far and their goal average is 1.
Sophomore, Alex Arlitt, from Houston leads in goals for LSU. Last year, she started 22 matches for the Tigers while playing as an attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder and right back.
She scored two goals and dished out three assists for seven points on the season. Arlitt attempted 11 shots with five shots on goal on the offensive end and scored her first career goal and recorded her first career assist to lead to a 3-0 shutout of Louisiana-Lafayette on Aug. 21.