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NCAA Oct 25, 2021

Arkansas extends winning streak to 14 games, locking up SEC title

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The fourth-ranked Arkansas (14-2, 9-0 SEC) women’s soccer team extended their historic win streak to 14 matches after a 2-0 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.

The win also locked up the western division title for the Razorbacks and secured the SEC regular-season title outright.

How it Happened

Neither team netted a goal in the first 45 minutes. Arkansas outshot the Bulldogs 7-4 going into the locker room.

It took just two minutes after the break for the Hogs to score. A cross from senior Taylor Malham was tapped back out by midfielder Kayla McKeon inside the six-yard box, where sophomore Kiley Dulaney fired off her left foot from the top of the penalty box and into the top of the goal. Dulaney’s score was her third of the season.

The Hogs struck again, this time in the 69th minute. A corner kick from the far side, taken by defender Haley VanFossen, found the head of junior Raegan Swindall for a shot deflected out by the Mississippi State goalie. Defender Bryana Hunter found the ball in the six-yard box where she extended her right leg for the knock-in to double the Razorbacks’ lead.

A nearby lightning strike caused an hour-long delay, leaving 19 minutes left on the clock. The teams resumed play at 8:30 p.m.

Arkansas finished the match outshooting the Bulldogs 17-8. The Razorbacks have now outscored their last 14 opponents 48-6.

The shutout victory is the eighth for the Hogs this season. 

Hear It From Coach Hale

“Winning is hard, we talked a lot about that this week. We knew we’d get a great effort from MSU like we have from everyone. Their keeper made some really nice saves on chances that could have put it away. I thought we saw the match out well and all of this is great experience for down the road. We are outright SEC champs and I know this team is hungry for more.”

Next Time Out

The Razorbacks close out the regular season at LSU on Thursday, Oct. 28. First kick is set for 7:00 p.m. CT and the match will be streamed live on SEC Network+.

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