Arkansas shuts out Ole Miss, ad­vances to SEC semis

The Saline Courier - - SPORTS - Spe­cial to the Courier

OR­ANGE BEACH, Ala. – Top-seed Arkansas Soc­cer (15-2-2, 8-1-1) de­feated the Ole Miss Rebels (10-7-3, 3-43) on Tues­day night in the SEC Tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nals, 1-0. Af­ter a hand ball was called on the Rebels in the box, Tay­lor Mal­ham put a penalty-kick past the Rebel goalie for the game-win­ner. Arkansas will make it’s fourth straight ap­pear­ance in the tour­na­ment semi­fi­nals on Thurs­day, and sev­enth in pro­gram his­tory.

How It Hap­pened

>> An Ole Miss de­fender was called for a hand ball in­side the box as Tay­lor Mal­ham con­verted on the en­su­ing PK to give Arkansas a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute. The Run of Play

The Rebels had most of the looks in the open­ing 15 min­utes, tak­ing three shots but with only one find­ing the tar­get. Arkansas steadily gained more posses­sion and ap­plied in­creased pres­sure to the Ole Miss back line.

The Ra­zor­backs took the lead when Mal­ham put

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