BURN THE HORSEAfter Thursday's loss at Oklahoma State, the UALR women dropped to 3-3 on the season. So much was expected from this group this year. Is it time to push the panic button?
Not just yet.
Under Coach Foley, UALR has rarely gotten out of the gate unscathed. And they've really struggled in games played outside the Stephens Center. Check out the first six games of the past five seasons.
SEASON REC. AWAY
2006-2007 5-1 0-1
Lost only road game
2007-2008 4-2 0-2
Lost first two games away from JSC
2008-2009 5-1 1-1
Weak schedule; lost at SEMO and rallied to beat Grambling by 1 on late shot
2009-2010 3-3 1-3
Lost 3 of 4 away from home; Also lost 7th game at home to Ole Miss
2010-2011 3-3 1-3
Lost 3 of 4 away from home
It seems to take a while for Foley's teams to understand all the concepts he stresses. Generally, it kicks in sometime in December.
There has been some issues that have kept Chastity Reed out of the lineup some and Shanika Butler missed two games with injury and has played in others with a different injury. And two freshmen and a sophomore are getting a lot of playing time. Don't push that button just yet.