Arkansas soccer clinches share of SEC title with 5-1 win over Ole Miss

Arkansas’ win over Ole Miss on Sunday had an announced crowd of 3,035, the fourth largest in program history and the team’s fourth top 10 crowd of the season. (UA Athletics)

The No. 9 Arkansas soccer team secured a share of their fourth SEC regular-season title with a 5-1 win over Ole Miss on Sunday.

The Razorbacks (11-3-2, 6-1-1 SEC) are now three points ahead of South Carolina, and are one win away from clinching an outright league title.

Junior Sophia Aragon opened the scoring for Arkansas nine minutes in, assisted by Morgan White and Anna Podojil. That was quickly followed by goals from freshman Bella Field and senior Ava Tankersley in the 25th and 27th minutes, respectively. Anna Podojil, the team’s top scorer, netted her 49th career goal in the 56th minute, while freshman Kennedy Ball added another. Goalkeeper Phoebe Carver played the entire match, conceding a goal in the 79th minute and making two saves.

Arkansas’ 27 shots were the most in a conference game this season. The Razorback defense held the Rebels to just six shots, which was the seventh time the Hogs have held an opponent to a single-digit shot total this season.

The Razorbacks close out the regular season on Thursday against Mississippi State at Razorback Field in Fayetteville. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game is set for a streaming broadcast on SEC+.