A-State begin spring schedule at LeTriomphe Invitational
BROUSSARD, La. — Competing in its first spring tournament this season, the Arkansas State women’s golf team is in eighth place among 18 teams at the LeTriomphe College Invitational after shooting an opening-round 311 Sunday at the LeTriomphe Golf and Country Club.
A-State finished the three-day tournament’s first 18 holes two strokes behind sixth place Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin, and the Red Wolves are also within nine strokes of second-place Houston Baptist. Louisiana-Monroe posted a 298 Sunday to lead the tournament being hosted by McNeese State.
Arkansas State was led by junior Megan Garland, who carded a season-best 73 that put her in a tie for fifth place. Garland will enter the second round just two strokes behind three players tied for first place. Freshman Maci Arrington shot a 75 to join Garland among the top-10 leaders for the Red Wolves.
The tournament’s second round is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
UCA in ninth after first round
BROUSSARD, La. — The University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team is in ninth place after Day 1 of the McNeese State Le Triomphe Collegiate Invitational being played at the Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club Tournament Course.
UCA shot an opening-round 313 and stands ninth out of 17 teams. Sophomore Sarah Brown shot a 77 and is tied for 21st place. Senior Carly Dear is tied for 26th after shooting 78, while juniors Malin Senneryd and Kendra Mann are tied for 37th after rounds of 79.
Hendrix downs Millsaps
CONWAY — Hendrix defeated Millsaps College 71-60 in Southern Athletic Association action at Grove Gymnasium on Sunday.
The win was the second of the year for the Warriors (10-11, 4-6) over the Majors (5-14, 2-8).
For the second consecutive game, the Warriors’ inside tandem of Colton Primm and Luke Vance came up big. After coming for 38 points and 14 rebounds in Friday’s win over Birmingham-Southern, Primm, a senior, had 21 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, while Vance came up with 16 points and seven boards. Sophomore guard Hank Aldous came off the bench to net 12 points and sophomore guard Jordan Barrett recorded nine points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Hendrix, who played their last home game of the year on Sunday, will play at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta on Feb. 12.
Tate Joins 1,000-point club in Warrior win
CONWAY — Senior forward Jamie Tate scored 10 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, becoming the 14th player in Hendrix College’s basketball history to reach 1,000 points for her career as the Warriors (10-11, 4-6) defeated Millsaps College 57-54 in Southern Athletic Association play at home on Sunday.
Tate, from Nashville, Tenn., now has 1,002 points and 1,180 rebounds for her career, making her the only Warrior to reach that milestone.
The Majors fell to 12-8 and 6-4.
Neal led the Warriors with 18 points and senior forward Katie Coughran had 14 points. Sophomore point guard Caitlin Kriesel-Bigler scored eight points and dished out five assists and sophomore forward Katy Gallien had seven points and five assists.
Hendrix, who played their last home game of the year on Sunday, will play at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta on Feb. 14.
Hendrix falls to Dallas
IRVING, Texas — The Hendrix College women’s lacrosse lost to the University of Dallas 12-9 on the road on Sunday.
The visiting Warriors (0-2) built up a 4-2 lead early in the first half. The Crusaders (1-0) scored the first two goals in the first 4:36, but Hendrix answered with four straight — with freshman midfielder Kate Davis scoring twice with an assist, junior midfielder Landri Wenzel getting a goal and an assist and freshman Amibeth Marks finding the cage on a pass from senior Molly Umble.
Wenzel paced Hendrix with four goals and an assist to go with two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Davis had three goals and an assist and came up with five draw controls. Reger had a goal, and an assist, four draw controls and three ground balls. Marks and freshman defender Meghan Ayers led the Warriors with six ground balls each. Ayers also caused three turnovers. Freshman keeper Emily Rankin registered eight saves.
Hendrix will open Southern Athletic Association play at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta on Friday.