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Razorback soccer falls short to Rutgers in penalty shootout for a spot in Final Four

After not being in a penalty shootout in several years, the Razorbacks came up short due to a strong performance by Rutgers goalie Megan McClelland.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — A shot to play in the College Cup ended for the Arkansas soccer team Friday, Nov. 26, following a loss to Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights got out to a fast start, but the Razorbacks matched them step-by-step, and the game was tied 2-2 going into halftime. 

The story stayed the same until the end of the second half. Tied 2-2, the #1 seed Rutgers and #2 seed Arkansas went into overtime. 

A tense back-and-forth dominated at first by Arkansas almost ended with two golden goals by Rutgers, but the score remained tied 2-2 going into a second overtime match. 

Neither team could get ahead, and the game would come down to penalty kicks. 

After not being in a penalty shootout in several years, the Razorbacks came up short due to a strong performance by Rutgers goalie Megan McClelland. 

The Razorback's historic season came to an end with the team making it the furthest in the NCAA tournament in the program's history. 

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