No.7 football eliminates Virginia Tech 3-0; Advances to Sweet 16
FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – Second-seeded Arkansas football (18-4) will make their second NCAA Sweet 16 tournament appearance in school history after shutting out Virginia Tech 3-0 in the second round at Razorback Field.
The victory pushed the Hogs to 18, tying the program record for most wins in a season.
How did it happen
It only took the Razorbacks five minutes to get on the set. Junior Anna Podojil scored her 15e goal of the season after the Hogs won a 50/50 ball in midfield. Junior Emilee Hauser picked it up and bonded with Podojil outside the penalty area, where she shot 20 yards and over the Virginia Tech goalkeeper.
The Hogs limited the Hokies to one shot in the first half.
Eight minutes into the second half, senior Parker Goins took a corner from the other side who curled up and met defender boss Reagan Swindall for a centerpiece goal to give the hosts a advance two.
Three minutes later, Goins caught a header from a Hokie defender, making a head-to-head run down the field, beating defender Tech and the goalkeeper, creating space for a just-in touch. inside the surface of 18 meters
Arkansas finished the game edging Virginia Tech 23-8.
Here he is from Coach Hale
“We knew Virginia Tech was going to be a really good test. I thought we had done a lot of really good things. We could have scored a bit more in the first half, but overall we’ll be looking at a few points that we need to clean up and prepare for a very good Notre Dame side.
The Hogs will face Notre Dame in the Sweet 16 on Sunday, November 21 at Razorback Field. The first kick-off is set for 4:30 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network Plus.
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