ST. LOUIS – No. 8 Arkansas dropped the season opener Thursday night to Saint Louis, falling 1-0.
How It Happened
The Billikens recorded the first shot of the match in the 9th minute and followed up with the night’s only goal 25 minutes later. Saint Louis took advantage of a corner kick taken by midfielder Anna Walsh that was lobbed into the 6-yard box. After a brief scramble, forward Emily Gaebe found the ball with her right foot and tapped it in for the score.
Saint Louis ended the half outshooting the Hogs 6-0.
The Razorbacks made up ground in the shots category, firing off 10 shots in the second half.
Arkansas’ best chance of the evening came from the team’s first shot in the 49th minute. Defender Shana Flynn linked with forward Anna Podojil in transition, allowing Podojil to make it into the penalty box with the ball. Her left-footed shot curled inches away from the far post and out of play.
Freshman Taylor Berman and senior Bea Franklin led the Hogs with two shots each.
The Billikens finished the match outshooting the Razorbacks 12-10.
Hear It From Coach Hale
“We didn’t win the areas we needed to. We will learn and grow and get better for a good DePaul team on Sunday.”
No. 8 Arkansas returns home to face DePaul on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Noon. The match will be live streamed on SEC Network Plus. Tickets can be purchased here.
For more information on Arkansas Soccer, follow @RazorbackSoccer on Twitter.