Villanova knocked Arkansas softball out of the Women’s College World Series.

The Razorback softball team faced a tough regional in Fayetteville last weekend. Arkansas was defeated by Villanova on Sunday, 7-2, resulting in their elimination from the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

Despite a successful season, Arkansas struggled in the final three weeks. They lost their last regular season series to Ole Miss, the bottom-ranked team, in Fayetteville. In the SEC tournament the following week, Arkansas was defeated in their first game by Missouri, who advanced to the championship game.

Both weekends were marred by bad weather and extra innings, causing numerous delays. However, the Fayetteville Regional was free of such issues; Arkansas simply did not perform well.

The Razorbacks narrowly won their opening game against Southeast Missouri, 3-2, after having previously defeated them by a combined score of 11-2. Arkansas then lost to Arizona, with whom they had split a two-game series earlier. This loss put the Hogs in an elimination game against Villanova, which they lost.

Arkansas was the only SEC team to lose its regional as a national seed and was among the six SEC teams that did not advance to the super-regional round.