Soccer Falls at No. 10 Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Oregon played No. 10 Arkansas level in the second half, but the Razorbacks had too much firepower in the opening frame as the Ducks fell to the SEC preseason favorites, 4-0, Thursday at Razorback Stadium.

After conceding four goals in the first half, the second half was a different story as the Ducks (0-2-0) played the Razorbacks (2-0-0) to a scoreless draw.

“In the second half we went toe-to-toe and that was the plan at the start but we didn’t come out the blocks as planned,” said head coach Graeme Abel. “Once we started to breathe and were able to get into the rhythm of the game, I thought we showed some very good pieces.”

How It Happened: The Razorbacks scored three times in the first 20 minutes and then added a fourth goal just before halftime.

Livvy Moore fired a shot on frame from distance for the Ducks in the sixth minute but was denied.

In the second half, Myra Schneider nearly found the net when she fired a free kick from the top of the penalty box to the lower left corner of the goal, but her shot was turned away.

Notable: Sophomore Caitlyn McCulloch made her first career start and attempted her second career shot … Freshman  Grace Mensah also started for the first time as a Duck … Schneider led the Ducks with two shots … Redshirt freshman Ella Osmussen attempted her first shot as a Duck … This was the first of a four-game road trip for Oregon.


Head coach Graeme Abel

“I think the obvious thing is we started the game slow and didn’t execute on our plans. The lessons are harsh but we also have a lot to build upon if we handle it the right way.”

Up Next: Oregon will travel to Springfield, Mo., to face Missouri State Sunday at 11 a.m. PT (ESPN+) … The Ducks will visit a replica of the Titanic in Branson, Mo., on the way to Springfield.