Razorbacks picked 6th in preseason poll

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Arkansas midfielder Taylor Malham passes the ball during a match against Kansas State on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.
Photo by Walt Beazley, Arkansas Athletic Communications
Arkansas midfielder Taylor Malham passes the ball during a match against Kansas State on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Fayetteville.

The Arkansas soccer team was picked sixth in the SEC preseason coaches poll released by the league Tuesday.

Florida is the preseason No. 1, followed by Texas A&M, Tennessee, South Carolina and Auburn. Behind Arkansas is Ole Miss, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Missouri to round out the top 10.

The Razorbacks, who played in their second consecutive SEC Tournament final last year, finished eighth in the conference after going 4-5-1.

Arkansas, which finished 11-11-2 overall last year, returns 12 starters, including All-SEC performer Parker Goins. She led the Razorbacks with nine goals and 25 points, as well as four game-winning goals.

The Razorbacks won two preseason matches, 1-0 over Kansas State and 3-1 at Nebraska.

Arkansas will open the 2018 season this weekend when it travels to State College, Pa., to take part in the Penn State Invitational. The Razorbacks will face Duquesne at 4 p.m. Friday and No. 9 West Virginia at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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