FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 – COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT: Ben Breitbach
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – National three-seed Arkansas Razorbacks women’s soccer (17-3-2, 8-1-1) shut out North Texas, 3-0 (15-6-1, 7-2-1) on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Razorback Field, 3-0. The Razorbacks outshot the Mean Green by a 26-1 margin, with 10 of those shots finding the frame. Coming into Friday North Texas’Meam Green, its season finished at 15-6-1, 7-2-1) was averaging 19.5 shots a gamIn the last three matches the Razorbacks have hosted in postseason play they have outscored opponents 10-2, and are 18-1-2 at home the past two seasons. This will be Arkansas’ second-straight season advancing to the second round and fifth all-time.“Proud of our effort,” Arkansas coach Colby Hale said. “We stayed with it. The press was excellent, and I thought our composure was good.” Marissa Kinsey put a corner to the far post in the 55th-minute as Tori Cannata was able to get her head on the end of it for the 1-0 Hog lead. In the 82nd-minute, Parker Goins put away a rebound after Mean Green ‘keeper Kelsey Brann couldn’t handle a long-range shot from Anna Podojil. ust two minutes later, Kaelee Van Gundy netted her first goal of the season as she knocked in a bouncing ball from a Kinsey shot that deflected off the post.The Razorbacks will head to Provo, Utah to face North Carolina State in a second-round matchup. First kick is slated for 4 p.m. CST Thursday. North Carolina State’s Wolfpack blanked Navy earlier in the night, 3-0. NC State made the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Nov. 8, but eventually fell to North Carolina.