Division I closes the semester against WCHL rival Missouri State

This weekend the Division I Razorbacks close out the first semester by hosting #19 Missouri State.  The Bears will enter the weekend with a record of 13-11-2, as the Hogs come in with a record of 7-15-1.  The teams have met eight times in their Division I era with the Bears holding a 5-3 edge over the Hogs. The Razorbacks are 2-2 when playing the Bears at the Jones Center. Puck drop is set for Friday, December 2 at 7:30 PM and Saturday December 3 at 4:30 PM at the Jones Center in Springdale. Keep an eye on the team’s Facebook Page closer to game time for a link to the game’s broadcast, brought to you by Drop the Gloves Radio.

The Division III Hogs concluded their semester on the road facing the #8 Kansas Jayhawks earlier this month.  On November 17, the Hogs and Jayhawks faced off in the first of a two games set. In the first period, the Razorbacks got on the board first thanks to an unassisted goal by Evan Kerr. In the second period, the Jayhawks answered with a goal of their own. With under five minutes left in the second, Evan Kerr again scored an unassisted goal to give the Hogs the lead. In the first seventeen minutes of the third period both teams were held scoreless. With under three minutes left in the third, rookie Grant Deacon scored for the Hogs and then, just nineteen seconds later, Evan Kerr scored again.  Then, fewer than thirty seconds later, the Hogs would score again on a goal from Matt Lasky en route to a 5-1 win.

In Saturday’s rematch, the Hogs got on the board first thanks to a goal by senior Trey Lowry.  The Jayhawks struck back with two goals to take 2-1 lead entering the second period.  In the second, the Jayhawks scored two more to build on their lead of the Hogs.  About halfway through the second, Evan Kerr scored for the Hogs–his fourth on the weekend. The Razorbacks trailed 4-2 entering the third period but a goal from rookie Grant Deacon cut the deficit to one goal.  That was where things finished, however, and Arkansas dropped game two by a final score of 4-3.  The Division III Razorbacks return to action in the spring semester.