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Soccer Picks up First Spring Win
Morgan McCord         MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Arkansas Lady Razorback soccer team picked up its first win of the spring season with a 2-0 decision over the University of Memphis on March 31.
        Picking up goals from sophomore Morgan McCord and senior Jenni Brashear, the Lady'Backs not only were able to muster their first victory of the spring season, but also notched their first goals.
        "It was nice for the women to get their reward for all the hard work they have put in," Arkansas head soccer coach Gordon Henderson said. "I've been pleased with the way that we played the last two games, but we had difficulty putting the ball into the net. This time we played well and got the goals to show for it."
        Placing both scores in the net in the first half, the Lady Razorbacks took the early lead and held on thanks to a solid back line. In fact, while the Lady Razorbacks scored two goals, perhaps could have had more as they pinged the crossbar once and were robbed by two brilliant saves by the Memphis goalkeeper.
        Arkansas' first goal was the result of a direct free kick from nearly 25 yards. Freshman Allison Harris took the shot from the right side and sent a screamer to the far post that was initially saved by the Memphis goalkeeper, but she failed to corral the rebound and McCord cleaned up the trash in the front of the net to put Arkansas ahead 1-0.
Jenni Brashear        Not long after, it was Brashear's turn to score as another Arkansas attack from the right side produced excellent results. Sophomore defender Katie Taylor took an attacking roll and sent a cross from the right side through the mixer where Brashear was able to punch in the Lady'Backs second score.
        "I think that our scoring opportunities have increased with the new system that we are implementing," Henderson said. "It is nice to get that first win, but I'm really happy for the team to get the reward for their work."
        The Lady Razorbacks are back in action on Saturday, April 3, when they take on the defending Big XII tournament champions, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., at 1:00 p.m. The Cowgirls enter the match with an impressive 5-0-2 record including a win over LSU and a tie with Ole Miss.
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