STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State returns to the road Sunday as it ventures to Fayetteville Sunday for a 1 p.m. SEC showdown against Arkansas.
The Bulldogs fell to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in SEC play with a tough 3-1 home setback to Kentucky on Friday.
State created eight on-goal chances in the contest, but was only able to come through with an Elisabeth Sullivan goal in the 69th minute.
That goal was the 12th strike of the season for Sullivan, matching her season high and the second-most in a season, three back of the school record set by Amy Van Zandt in 2001.
Sullivan enters Sunday’s contest tied for the SEC lead in goals and paces the SEC with 1.09 scores per contest.
Freshman Annebel ten Broeke tops Mississippi State with six assists on the campaign, but she enters Sunday looking to open her SEC scoring account.
Another freshman opened Bulldog account Friday, as Kayla Puzas collected the assist on Sullivan’s 69th-minute goal.
Freshman Meara Johnson drew her second-straight start in goal Friday, making a season-high nine saves to bring her season tally to 28. Senior CJ Winship went the final half hour, turning away her 32nd shot of the campaign.
Arkansas enters Sunday’s contest 8-4 on the season, 1-3 in league play. The Razorbacks opened the season with seven-straight victories, but have dropped three of their last four following a 5-3 home setback to LSU Friday.
Ashleigh Ellenwood paces the Razorbacks with 13 points on five goals and three assists. Rachel Riggs is the other Arkansas player with double-digit points, collecting 10 on three goals and a team-best four assists.
Cameron Carter has played every minute in goal for UA, claiming 30 saves against 12 goals.