Alabama Soccer Travels to No. 7 Arkansas for Thursday Night Matchup

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama soccer team (7-6-0, 2-2-0 SEC) will face its second-consecutive ranked opponent Thursday as the team travels to Fayetteville, Ark., to battle No. 7 Arkansas (9-2-0, 4-0-0 SEC) in a Thursday night game at the Razorback Soccer Field.

How to Follow

Thursday’s match will air on the SEC Network and will be available through the ESPN app and WatchESPN.com for SEC Network subscribers. Links to live scoring and the stream are available at RollTide.com.

The Game

  • Alabama faces its second-consecutive top-25 opponent Thursday as the team battles No. 7 Arkansas on the road
  • The two teams are meeting for the 28th time in program history with Alabama leading the series 13-11-3
  • The Tide is 6-6-1 when on the road against the Razorbacks
  • Alabama and Arkansas last met in October of 2020 as the Tide took the third-ranked team in the nation into overtime
  • In that meeting, the Tide and Razorbacks ended regulation in a 1-1 draw but Arkansas walked away with the win after scoring a goal in the first overtime period for a 2-1 victory

A Look at the Tide

  • Two Crimson Tide athletes received weekly honors for their performance in last Friday’s 1-0 upset against then-No. 24 LSU
  • Reyna Reyes was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for scoring the game-winning goal off a header in the 84th minute of the game
  • Bella Scaturro was named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week for her assist on the game-winning shot as she sent a cross with her first touch into the box for Reyes
  • Reyes’ goal was her second game winner and second overall goal of the season as she leads the team in game-winning shots, while Scaturro recorded her first assist of the year
  • Ashlynn Serepca continues to lead the team in points (13), goals (5) and assists (3), while Kate Henderson ranks second in goals (4), points (10) and is tied for second in assists (2) with Gessica Skorka
  • McKinley Crone recorded her fourth shutout of the season against LSU
  • Crone has tallied 31 saves this season

Last Time Out

  • Alabama upset No. 24 LSU in a home match last Friday
  • Reyna Reyes scored the game-winning goal off a header from Bella Scaturro and Macy Clem in the 84th minute of the game
  • The Tide held the 16th-ranked scoring offense off the board through 90 minutes, marking just the second time this season LSU was unable to produce a goal
  • Alabama limited the Tigers to just nine shots, four on goal – LSU entered the game averaging 19 shots a game and nine shots on goal a game, ranking 22nd nationally in both stats
  • The win was Alabama’s first victory over a top-25 program this season and the first win over a ranked opponent since its 1-0 upset over No. 15 Auburn on Nov. 6, 2020

The Razorbacks

  • Arkansas enters the game as the No. 7 team in the country, averaging a conference-leading 3.18 goals a game
  • Anna Podojil paces the team in goals (8) and points (21), while Parker Goins leads the team in assists (6)
  • In goal, Hannah Warner has tallied 37 saves and has allowed just eight goals
  • Arkansas opened the season with back-to-back losses to then-No. 6 Duke and No. 3 North Carolina, before going on a 9-0 run
  • The Razorbacks are coming off mirroring 4-1 wins against Ole Miss and Georgia

Get all the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaSoccer on Twitter and Facebook and AlabamaSoccer on Instagram. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.

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