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@RazorbackSoccer Mid-Week Report

Published: September 30, 2014

Online Version (Featuring ‘Top Tweets From Last Week’)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Each Tuesday during the season, www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com will recap the previous week of action for @RazorbackSoccer, while keeping up with national rankings and individual accolades. This week’s Mid-Week Report recaps the Arkansas women’s soccer team’s 0-0-2 record in SEC play last week.


  • After receiving three votes in a national poll last week (NSCAA), Arkansas did not receive any votes in either national poll this week.
    • Click HERE to view this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Poll
    • Click HERE to view this week’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Division I Top 25 Poll
  • Arkansas also fell one spot into the No. 6 position in this week’s NSCAA NCAA Division I - South Poll, behind Florida, Texas A&M, Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri.
    • Click HERE to view this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I - South Poll


  • The Razorbacks are ranked in the top 100 in four categories:
    • Assists – 27th
    • Points – 40th
    • Scoring Offense – 57th
    • Won-Lost-Tied Percentage – 86th
  • ASHLEIGH ELLENWOOD, CLAIRE KELLEY, TYLER ALLEN and CAMERON CARTER are each ranked in the top 100 in at least one individual statistic
  • Ellenwood is ranked 16th in total assists, 18th assists per game and 94th in points per game.
  • Kelley is 25th in total assists and 30th in assists per game.
  • Allen is 66th in assists per game.
  • Carter is ranked 15th in goalie minutes played.

The first RPI of the 2014 season was released Monday afternoon (Sept. 29) on NCAA.com (games played thru Sept. 29). The Razorbacks ranked No. 37 and are one of seven SEC teams in the top 40.

4. Texas A&M
6. Florida
13. South Carolina
17. Georgia
30. Missouri
31. Tennessee
37. Arkansas


  • With a social media push a week before to the season opener on Friday, Aug. 22, @RazorbackSoccer moved into the Top 25 for Division I women’s soccer Twitter accounts. Arkansas is now No. 24 with 3,067 followers and is 23 followers shy of the No. 23 spot (behind Tennessee - @LadyVol_Soccer).
  • Arkansas (5-2-4, 1-0-2 SEC) is currently riding a five-game unbeaten streak. The Razorbacks are 2-0-3 in their last five contests.
  • Arkansas is 29-20-5 in the Colby Hale era.
  • The Razorbacks have complied a 12-12-3 SEC record under Hale.
  • Arkansas is 57-123-16 all-time record in SEC play.
  • Arkansas owns a 102-86-15 record at Razorback Field.
  • Arkansas is one of three undefeated teams in SEC play (Florida, Texas A&M).
  • Alexandra Fischer has collected six points (2 goals, 2 assists) in her last three games.
  • Ashleigh Ellenwood is tied for sixth in the SEC in points with 15 (4 goals, 7 assists)
  • Ellenwood is also tied for fourth in the SEC in assists with seven.
  • Claire Kelley tied her career-best for most points in one game (3) her last time out at LSU.
  • Kelley is tied for seventh in the SEC in assists (6) and ninth with 14 (4 goals, 6 assists).
  • Cameron Carter is third in the league in saves (45) and saves per game (4.09).
  • SEC Stats | SEC Standings


  • Vanderbilt leads the all-time series with Arkansas, 9-17-1.
  • Under Coach Hale, Arkansas is 1-1-0 against the Commodores.
  • Arkansas is 5-8-0 all-time against the Commodores in Fayetteville.
  • Florida leads the all-time series, 17-0-0, with the Razorbacks.
  • The Gators are a perfect 7-0-0 in Fayetteville.
  • Arkansas is 0-2-0 vs. Florida in the Hale era.

The U of A’s matchups against the Gators of Florida (Sunday, Oct. 5) will both be broadcast live on national TV. The match, which is slated to start at 11 a.m. CT, will be shown live on the SEC Network and streamed through ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app.

Tony DiCicco and Jonathan Yardley will have the call on Sunday morning.


  • In a thrilling affair that featured three ties and saw LSU (4-6-1, 0-2-1 SEC) quickly respond to a pair of Arkansas (5-2-4, 1-0-2 SEC) game-tying goals, the Razorbacks were not only able to snap their decade long losing streak to the Tigers, but they were also able to extend their unbeaten streak to five games (2-0-3). Arkansas ended its two-game Southeastern Conference road trip with a pair of ties to remain unbeaten in SEC play.
  • Freshman Nicole Ortega sent the game into overtime, as she scored her first career goal with just seven seconds remaining in regulation. A pair of headers off a Tyler Allen free kick from sophomores Claire Kelley and Erika Miller guided the ball to Ortega, who then buried a shot in front of the six-yard box to tie the game a 3-3.
  • LSU now holds a 13-5-2 all-time advantage over the Razorbacks.
  • Sunday’s draw snapped Arkansas’ 10-game winning streak to LSU in the series.
  • Arkansas is now 8-1-2 vs. LSU in Baton Rouge.
  • Under Coach Hale, the Razorbacks are now 0-2-1 against LSU.
  • Sunday’s contest marked the third consecutive overtime game for Arkansas and was also the fourth time the Razorbacks have gone into overtime in the last five outings.
  • Arkansas now is 29-20-5 in the Colby Hale era.
  • The Razorbacks have complied a 12-12-3 SEC record under Hale.
  • The Razorbacks are 7-10-2 in true road games under Hale.
  • Arkansas is 57-123-16 all-time record in SEC play.


  • Nicole Ortega’s goal at LSU was the first of her career.
  • CLAIRE KELLEY’s goal in Baton Rouge was her fourth of the season and the sixth of her career. She now has 19 points in her career.
  • Margaret Power’s goal in the 3-3 (2OT) draw at LSU was her third of the season and the fifth of her career.
  • Tyler Allen’s two assists at LSU gave her 16 for her career, moving her into a tie for third place on the school’s all-time list with five other Razorbacks.
  • Alexandra Fischer’s assist at LSU was her second of the year and gave her three points on last week’s road trip (1 goal, 1 assist).

The Razorbacks have arguably one of the best home-field advantages in country. Averaging 1,492 fans per home contest, the Razorbacks rank fifth in the SEC in average home attendance.

  1. South Carolina – 3,493/gm
  2. Texas A&M – 3,020/gm
  3. Georgia – 1,519/gm
  4. Arkansas - 1,492/gm
  5. Tennessee – 1,422/gm

On the LSU game
“Honestly, in the first half I thought we had the better of play, but in both boxes we lacked urgency. LSU is a good team and for us to go down three times and fight our way back into the game, showed a lot of fight and a lot of heart. Today was a good game for spectators and the national TV audience to watch. Obviously there are some things defensively we need to clean up, but overall I am super pleased with the performance.”


For more information on Arkansas soccer, follow @RazorbackSoccer on Twitter.

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