Kinsey’s Brace Leads Arkansas Over Omaha

Arkansas stays undefeated this season.

by Carlos Chicas

Photos: Crant Osborne

Arkansas junior Marissa Kinsey recorded her first career brace, scoring in the 57th minute and 86th minute, to lead the Razorback soccer team to a 2-0 win over Nebraska-Omaha Friday night at Razorback Field.

The match was the Razorbacks’ home opener of the 2018 season and with the win, Arkansas improves to 2-0-1. Nebraska-Omaha falls to 0-2-1.

Kinsey, a transfer from Baylor, scored her first goal of the match off an attempted clearance from the keeper. Kinsey redirected the ball into the back of the net for the 1-nil lead. Kinsey was not done for the night as her second goal not only secured the win, it was her first career brace off an assist from Parker Goins.

Arkansas has now won nine out of its last 10 home openers, dating back to 2009, and head coach Colby Hale’s third in the last four years.

Kinsey is the first Razorback to score two goals in a match since Stefani Doyle at Providence last year (Sept. 10, 2017).

Head coach Colby Hale said after Fridays win. “We were good in some areas tonight. I thought we were much better in the second half than we were in the first. There might have been some nerves in the first half being that this was the first home game, but they were pretty amped up. We’re not conceding a lot of shots so far this year, as well as goals. On the attacking end, we probably need to fix a few things. Overall, winning in college is not easy and we were able to win tonight.”

From Marissa Kinsey
Kinsey who scored the only goal of the match said “I had been playing her (UNO goalkeeper) in a few times. I noticed she put the ball down as was looking up at the field and losing sight of the ball. A couple times after that I was trying to figure out when was a good time to go after it. When I finally got it, I got a little lucky. It was an effort play

Arkansas will welcome Baylor Friday, August 31st with a 7 PM kick off.

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