Centre defeats Hendrix
DANVILLE, Ky. — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team lost 1-0 on the road to Centre College on Sunday afternoon. With the loss, the Warriors fall to 5-9-3 overall and 1-5 in Southern Athletic Association play.
The Colonels improve to 8-4-3 and 2-3-1.
Robbe Tarver scored the only goal of the game on an assist from Jack Gobilrsch in the 49th minute.
Centre had an 18-14 edge in total shots, but Hendrix had more shots on goal 8-5.
Sophomore forward Will Dunaway took three shots on goal for the Warriors and freshman Anthony Galick tallied two. Junior Greg Gandy andd freshmen Kolton Williams and Jacob Colbert each took one.
Colonel keeper Ohan Missirian-Dill recorded eight saves in the shutout. Sophomore Marco Luna had four stops for Hendrix.
Hendrix will wrap up the regular season on Saturday against Rhodes College in Memphis.
Lady Bisons win third straight
SEARCY – The Harding women’s soccer team defeated Northwestern Oklahoma 2-1 on Sunday in Great American Conference action at Stevens Field.
The Lady Bisons improved to 5-8-1 overall and 4-4-0 in the GAC.
It was Harding’s third straight win and the second win against NWOSU this season. HU defeated the Rangers 3-0 in Alva, Okla.
In the 37th minute junior midfielder Anne Fitzgerald sent a through ball into the right side of the box to freshman forward McKenna Smith. Smith’s shot found the lower right corner of the net to give HU a 1-0 lead.
Northwestern Oklahoma (1-16-0, 0-9-0 GAC) tied it up in the 49th minute.
Fitzgerald gave the Lady Bisons the game-winning goal in the 61st minute when she did a turnaround left footed shot from 30 yards out. Her shot hit the crossbar and bounced into the net. It was her first goal of the season and her first career game-winning goal.
The Lady Bisons took 17 shots, six were on goal. Harding held Northwestern Oklahoma to only seven shots and the only one on frame was the goal.
The Lady Bisons will be back in action on Friday as they host East Central in GAC action.
UALR reaches SBC tournament
LITTLE ROCK — The UALR soccer team clinched a spot in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament for the first time since 2009 on Sunday afternoon thanks to a South Alabama victory against ULM in Mobile.
The Jaguars knocked off the Warhawks 3-1 in both teams’ regular-season finale, leaving ULM with one win in conference play. UALR also has one win in conference play, and the teams are tied in the standings with three points for the eighth and final spot in the league tournament.
The Sun Belt’s first tiebreaker to determine the final standings are the head-to-head results, and the Trojans defeated the Warhawks 1-0 in Monroe, La., on Oct. 13. Because of that victory, UALR earned the final spot in the tournament when ULM lost on Sunday afternoon.
As the eighth and final seed in the tournament, UALR will face regular-season champion Western Kentucky in the tournament’s first game on Nov. 6 in San Marcos, Texas. When the teams met this season, WKU defeated UALR by a 1-0 score last weekend on a late second-half goal.
The last time the Trojans made the SBC Tournament, UALR advanced to the championship game but lost 1-0 to Denver. UALR defeated FIU and North Texas by 1-0 scores to make it that far. None of those three teams remain in the Sun Belt in 2013.
First-place Colonels down Warriors
DANVILLE, Ky. - The Hendrix College women’s soccer team lost to Southern Athletic Association leader Centre College 2-1 on the road Sunday.
The host Colonels (11-4-2, 5-0-1) outshot the Warriors (6-7-3, 1-4-1) 26-2 and 15-1 on goal. Centre also had an 11-1 corner advantage.
Hendrix sophomore forward Samantha Lallas scored on a free kick in the 22nd minute to go up 1-0. The Colonels tied it seven seconds before halftiem when Lucy Yanckello knocked in a rebound of a free kick.
Tori Dillard scored the game-winner in the 86th minute for Centre.
Sophomore keeper Rachel Zweig recorded a career-high 13 saves for the Warriors.
Hendrix will play their final game of the regular season at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday.
Hendrix sweeps Sewanee, secures No. 4 seed
CONWAY — The Hendrix College volleyball secured the program’s first winning season by sweeping Sewanee - The University of the South 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 in Southern Athletic Association action on Sunday.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 16-11 overall and 7-7 in conference play. The Tigers fall to 13-12 and 4-10. Hendrix finish the SAA regular season in a third-place tie with Millsaps and Birmingham-Southern, but Millsaps win the tiebreaker and will be the third seed at the SAA Tournament in Mount Berry, Ga. on Nov. 8-10. The Warriors have the next tiebreaker and will be fourth seed and face No. 5 Birmingham-Southern at the tournament.
Senior outside hitter Katie Burchfield led the Warriors with 15 kills and no errors to hit .484. The Cabot, Ark. native also recorded a career-high 24 digs. Freshman outside MC Rogers added 12 kills. Freshman middle blocker Grace Griffin connected on eight kills with no errorrs on nine attacks to hit .889. Freshman right side Natalie Masten also recorded eight kills. Sophomore libero Felicia Beeman came up with 14 digs. Freshman setter Allison Gaia registered 22 assists and senior Zoe Calhoun had 20 assists and four aces.
Hendrix will finish the regular season on Saturday when they face Mississippi College and Martin Methodist in non-conference action in Memphis, Tenn.
A-State falls to WKU
BOWLING GREEN — The Arkansas State volleyball squad dropped a 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-20) decision to Sun Belt Conference leader Western Kentucky Sunday afternoon at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky.
The Red Wolves (11-15, 6-5 SBC) got off to a slow start and found themselves down 2-0 after the first two sets. The third set appeared to be going the same way when WKU raced out to a 10-3 lead early, but A-State battled back to get within three points at 12-9 after a kill by Sarah Kemp.
Western Kentucky (20-5, 10-1 SBC) stretched its lead out to 15-9, but the Red Wolves kept fighting and got within two points at 17-15 on a Sadie Clark kill. Arkansas State got within one point at 20-19 following a Kemp kill, but the Lady Toppers used a 5-1 run to clinch a 25-20 game three victory and a 3-0 match win over the Red Wolves. WKU won the first two games 25-15, 25-12.
Kendal Davis and Clark led Arkansas State with seven kills each, while Jackie Gerig dished out 20 assists during the match. Megan Baska led A-State with 10 digs, while four different Red Wolves recorded one block.
Arkansas State returns home to Jonesboro for its next match. The Red Wolves will take on in-state rival UALR Wednesday in the Convocation Center. There will be a ceremony held before the match to honor senior libero Megan Baska for becoming the second player in school history to record 2,000 digs.