Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Razorbacks win 11th straight on the road in SEC
Vanderbilt's Ella Shamburger (left) and Arkansas' Parker Goins race for a ball during the championship game of the SEC Soccer Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Orange Beach, Ala.
Parker Goins scored a golden goal less than three minutes into overtime and No. 7 Arkansas defeated Vanderbilt 1-0 on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.
The Razorbacks won for the second time in four days and extended their program-record win streak to 11 games. They have also won 11 consecutive SEC road games dating to 2019.
Arkansas (11-2, 6-0 SEC) has not lost since it dropped two games on the road to top-10 teams Duke and North Carolina in August.
Goins’ goal gave her 102 points in her career, one shy of Julie Williford’s school record set in 2003. It was Goins’ 36th career goal, which ranks third in program history.
Goins split two defenders and took a pass from Sophia Aragon outside the 18-yard box, and rolled the game winner past charging Vanderbilt goalkeeper Kate Devine from about 12 yards away. Goins, a fifth-year senior, has seven goals this season.
Arkansas out-shot Vanderbilt 14-7, including 8-2 on goal. The Razorbacks had five corner kicks after halftime, including a pair from Goins in the closing minutes of regulation.
Ava Tankersley nearly scored on a corner kick from Haley VanFossen in the 50th minute, but Devine punched it off the crossbar and out.
Devine had seven saves. Arkansas goalkeeper Hannah Warner had two saves.
The Razorbacks beat the Commodores (6-6-2, 3-2-1 SEC) for the third time in four meetings. Vanderbilt’s lone win during that stretch was 3-1 in the championship game of the SEC Tournament last year.
Arkansas is scheduled to play again Friday against Missouri (5-8, 1-5) at Razorback Field.
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