A-State concludes play at ULL Invitational

LAFAYETTE, La. (10/5/13) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team competed in the ULL Invitational Friday and Saturday. The tournament was shortened by rain before the doubles competition was able to finish.

Senior Janie Nowland advanced to the finals of her flight by defeating Jasmin Britos of Louisiana Tech 7-5, 1-6, (6) and Lamar’s Anna Spengler 6-3, 6-1. She fell in the finals to Northwestern State’s Aliona Ladutska 1-6, 6-2, (7).

Junior Tamara Slijepcevic finished third in her flight and started off the first day with a win over Louisiana Tech’s Alexandra Starkova 4-6, 6-1, (7). She fell to McNeese State’s Sara Castellano 7-5, 6-2 in her second match, but bounced back to defeat Southern Miss’s Carolin Drescher 3-6, 6-4, (5) in the third-place match.

Freshman Julie Gauguery topped ULL’s Julie Cremers in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 before falling to UNO’s Soledad Calderon Arroyo 6-4, 6-4 in the first day of competition. She bounced back to beat Petya Simeonova of Northwestern State 6-0, 6-0 to finish in third place of her flight.

Senior Biljana Miloshevska fell to Southern Miss’s Alex Kitchen 6-4, 6-3 but bounced back to defeat ULL’s Juliette Clement 4-6, 6-3, (8) in the first day of competition. She fell to ULM’s Justyna Krol 6-4, 6-4 in her last match of the tournament. Jess Heeps-Eriksen won her last match of the tournament over Nicholls State’s Isla Brock by a score of 6-2, 7-5 after dropping her first two matches of the tournament.

Slijepcevic/Nowland won their only doubles match of the tournament by defeating ULL’s Phiri/Breaux 8-5. All the other A-State doubles pairs lost their first matches and weren’t able to play any other matches due to the weather.

Arkansas State continues its fall season at the Regional Tournament Oct. 17-21 in Norman, Okla.


Warriors fall at Centre

DANVILLE, Ky. — The Hendrix College field hockey team lost 5-0 on the road to Centre College in Southern Athletic Association play on Saturday afternoon.

The host Colonels (9-1, 5-0), who received votes in this week’s NFHCA Top 20 poll, took 49 shots, 28 of which were on goal, to the Warriors’ (0-7, 0-5) one.

Nicole Deherde scored twice and Alexis Hebert and Chelsea Klein each had a goal and an assist for Centre.

Freshman keeper Gabryele Pochron, the nation’s leader in saves, came up with 23, the fourth most in school history for Hendrix. Sophomore forward Morgan Fires took the Warriors’ only shot.

Hendrix will travel to Lexington, Ky., for an SAA match against Transylvania University on Sunday.


Warriors, Majors battle to wild 4-4 tie

CONWAY — In a high-scoring game with changing weather, the Hendrix College women’s soccer team dueled Millsaps College to a 4-4 double-overtime tie in the first Southern Athletic Association game of the season on Sunday afternoon.

The visiting Majors (3-7-1, 0-0-1) scored just 1:44 into the game when Kayleigh Redhead’s corner kick found Lindy Robichaux for a goal. The Warriors (5-3-2, 0-0-1) tied it up just over two minutes later when freshman midfielder Vanessa Franco scored after a corner kick was deflected.

Sophomore midfielder Samantha Lallas put Hendrix up with a penalty kick goal in the 12th minute. The game remained 2-1 until Robichaux scored again, this time on a deflection from the left of the goal in the 56th minute. Lallas assisted a goal by freshman forward Courtney Jacks who scored from the right after a one-on-one with keeper Elise Davis in the 60th minute.

Hendrix went up 4-2 just 24 seconds later when junior defender Kacey Hight completed a long pass to freshman Janie Stultz. The goals were the first in the careers of Jacks and Stultz.

Millsaps cut the deficit to one in the 63rd minute when Taylor Winslow scored. Robichaux completed the hat trick and tied the game at 4-4 on an assist from Madeleine Hendrix.

For the game, the Majors outshot the Warriors 30-11 and 14-6 on goal. Sophomore Rachel Zweig had three saves in the first half and freshman Michaela Seltzer had six saves in 65 minutes for Hendrix. Hight was responsible for a team save. Davis had two saves for Millsaps.

Hendrix will take on Central Baptist College at Warrior Field on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Millsaps upeneds Hendrix

CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team opened their Southern Athletic Association schedule with a 2-1 loss to Millsaps College at Warrior Field on Saturday afternoon.

Lukas Elmhammar put the visiting Majors (6-4-1, 1-0) on the board in the 25th minute on an assist from Conor Hagan. The Warriors (4-4-2, 0-1) tied it up in the 30th minute when sophomore midfielder Max Getler’s corner kick assisted a header from freshman defender Spencer Holt.

Millsaps scored the winning goal in the 75th minute when Elmhammar assisted Matt Crooker.

The Majors outshot the Warriors 17-4 overall and 7-2 on goal.

Sophomore keeper Marco Luna had five saves for Hendrix. Jonathan Huebbe had one for Millsaps.

Hendrix will travel to Longview, Texas, Tuesday night for a game against LeTourneau University.