Oct. 20, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Caroline Brown scored in the 16th minute, but Arkansas evened the match in the 29th minute and Evan Palmer scored in the 88th minute to hand Tennessee a 2-1 loss on Sunday at Razorback Field.
Tennessee fell to 7-6-3 and 2-4-2 in SEC play with the loss. Arkansas improved to 11-5 and 4-4 in league play. For the match, both teams had 14 shots and Arkansas had a 6-4 edge on corner kicks.
Arkansas had some early offensive momentum, firing five shots in the first 10 minutes. Alexandra Fischer broke into the box and fired a shot high over the crossbar in the sixth minute. Tennessee goalkeeper Julie Eckel knocked away a header shot by Fischer in the ninth minute.
In the 16th minute, Brown took a pass from Hannah Wilkinson and sliced and diced her way through the Arkansas back line, moving to her left to the top corner of the box to fire to the top corner, tipping the ball over Arkansas keeper Cameron Carter. The goal was the 26th of Brown's career, tying her for fifth place on Tennessee's all-time list with Kayla Lockaby (2001-04) and Emily Redberg (2004-07).
Arkansas evened the match at 1-1 when Ashleigh Ellenwood scored in the 29th minute. Blake Pruitt pushes a ball forward to Yvonne DesJarlais, who had a nice cross inside the box to find Ellenwood for the score over Eckel.
At the half, Arkansas had an 11-6 shot advantage and a 2-0 edge on corner kicks.
Tennessee had a good run in the 52nd minute when Bailey sent a ball into the box for a header attempt by Wilkinson. After a number of touches, Michele Christy fired a shot on goal from outside the box that Carter grabbed near the left post.
In the 71st minute, Tennessee had a great run of possession up the middle with Brittney Wade sending a ball to the front of the box for a Wilkinson header. The shot went wide net, but UT kept up the offensive pressure. In the 73rd minute, Wilkinson fired another shot on the ground that rolled wide to the keeper's right.
In the 76th minute, Cheyenne Spade broke free with a spin move in the box and fired a shot that Carter turned away with a diving save. Wilkinson reared back for a rebound shot that was blocked by Arkansas defenders.
Tennessee got a lucky bounce in the 79th minute when Hailey Pescatore sent in a high arcing shot from about 25 yards out that ricocheted off of the left post.
In the 88th minute, Arkansas served a ball into the UT box and after a couple of deflections, Palmer connected to put the ball past Eckel's right for the Razorback's go-ahead score.
Tennessee will celebrate Senior Night and Goal Pink Night on Friday, Oct. 25, when it hosts Florida at 7 p.m. ET. The match will be televised on Sun Sports and there will also be a free live video broadcast on UTSports.com. Before the match, UT will recognize seniors Tori Bailey, Caroline Brown, Caroline Capocaccia, CC Cobb, Katie Lenz and Jessica Rolfs.