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Razorbacks Defeat Kansas In Season Opener


Press Release Univeristy of Arkansas:


The University of Arkansas soccerteam defeated the Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 1-0 on Friday night inFayetteville. Sophomore Ashleigh Ellenwood scored the lone goal in the matchoff the dish from freshman Claire Kelley.


"We are going to try and staygrounded," head coach Colby Hale said. "We are going to take things day-by-dayand look at what some of the things are that we did well and what are somethings we need to improve on. The defense was really grinding tough tonight,Kansas has a lot of good attackers and they really stepped up for us."


The Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0,0-0) picked up the season opening win over the Jayhawks (0-1, 0-0) in front ofa record crowd of 1,385 fans, which is good for the fourth-best attendance inRazorback Field history.


The Razorbacks controlled theball on the offensive side of the game tallying nine total shots with fiveshots on goal. Junior Tyler Allen led the way with two shots on goal for theteam, followed by junior Jeriann Okoro and sophomores Margaret Power andEllenwood each with one shot on goal.


"We had some game plans goinginto tonight's game," defender Power said. "We wanted to win all of ourone-on-one battles on the defensive side, we wanted win the ball in the air andnot let in any easy crosses and I thought we did a great job tonight."


Arkansas defense helped solidifythe win on the night. The Jayhawks fired in 11 shots with 5 being on goal.Arkansas freshman goal keeper Cameron Carter collected her first shutout of heryoung Razorback career.


"The fans were unbelievable tonight,"hale said. "That was a big time crowd for us, the fans were screaming andcheering for us and it awesome."


The Razorbacks return to thepitch on Sunday Aug. 25, to face the SMU Mustangs. The match is scheduled tobegin at 1 p.m. (CT).


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