Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
VIDEO: UA soccer wins after 40-yard goal
Tyler Allen's 40-yard goal in the 65th minute helped Arkansas beat Creighton 2-1 in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Tyler Allen quite literally kicked-off the SEC Network in style Thursday night.
The Razorbacks' senior midfielder connected on a free kick from 40 yards away in the 65th minute, scoring the decisive goal in Arkansas' 2-1 exhibition win over Creighton. The match was televised by the SEC Network's digital channel and Allen's goal was featured on ESPN's SportsCenter Friday morning.
Arkansas led 1-0 after Katie Moore scored on a free kick in the 22nd minute. Kirsten Corder's header tied the game for Creighton in the 37th minute.
The Razorbacks open the regular season with a match against Utah State next Friday night.