Pioneers down Warriors
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Hendrix College field hockey team lost 3-1 on the road at Transylvania University in Southern Athletic Association play on Sunday.
After a scoreless first half, the Pioneers (5-9, 2-4) got on the board with a Faye Katz goal in the 41st minute. Sara Clark added another goal in the 52nd minute and Kayla Thurlow made the game 3-0 with an assist from Shelby Perkins in the 61st.
The Warriors (0-8, 0-6) scored in the 65th minute when junior forward Erika Jasso found the back of the cage on an assist from junior Lauren Shklanko.
TU outshot Hendrix 19-11 overall and 15-6 on goal. Freshman keeper Gabryele Pochron came up with seven saves. Senior Jennifer Koller had three defensive saves, while senior Lindsay Chott and sophomore Debbie Crawford had one ach.
Pochron tied Alyssa Havens’ single-season school record with 175 saves on the year. The Warriors also broke the team records with 201 saves and 16 defensive saves on the year.
Hendrix will be off until Oct. 17 when they face Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.
Colonels sweep Warriors
DANVILLE, Ky. — The Hendrix College volleyball lost in straight sets to Centre College on the road Sunday afternoon. The host Colonels (13-2, 6-1) won the Southern Athletic Association match 25-21, 25-18, 25-15 over the Warriors (11-9, 2-5).
Senior outside hitter Katie Burchfield led the Warriors on offense by hitting .407 with 13 kills. Freshmen Samantha Stockdale, Jen Karnes and Natalie Masten had five kills each. Freshman Katie Beard and sophomore Felicia Beeman recorded 10 digs a piece and senior setter Zoe Calhoun recorded 15 assists.
Suzanne Asbury led the Colonels with 14 kills and six blocks. Cahterine Janszen had nine kills and 12 digs and Paige Poggemeier added 12 digs.
Hendrix will host Millsaps College in a conference matchup on Saturday at 6 p.m.
A-State falls to Louisiana-Lafayette
JONESBORO — The Arkansas State volleyball team suffered its first home loss of the season to Louisiana-Lafayette Sunday afternoon by a score of 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-19).
The Ragin’ Cajuns (12-7, 2-3 SBC) came out on fire in the first set by taking a 10-4 lead. A Kendal Davis kill got the Red Wolves within five points at 17-12, but A-State (7-12, 3-2 SBC) wouldn’t get any closer as ULL closed the set out on an 8-5 run to take the first game 25-17.
Sadie Clark led the Red Wolves in kills with 12 during the game, while Sarah Kemp recorded 10 kills of her own. Jackie Gerig handed out 28 assists during the match, while Mallory Warrington and Jessica Heuertz each recorded one service ace each. Defensively, Megan Baska led A-State with 19 digs, while Kelsey Sullivan, Kelsey Reis, and Clark each had two blocks.
Arkansas State returns to action when they travel to Texas to take on the Texas State Bobcats Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in San Marcos, Texas and the UT-Arlington Mavericks Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Arlington, Texas.
Suns host tri-match to promote Pink Out, Little Techsters Night
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns volleyball team will hold Pink Out Night sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha on Monday during the Tri-Match featuring Lyon College and Central Baptist College at Tucker Coliseum. The night will also include Little Techsters Night.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink to help the team support the fight against breast cancer.
Zeta Tau Alpha will be there to hand out breast cancer ribbons for those in attendance. They will also provide a place where fans can write names of loved ones on pink ribbons to be put on display in remembrance of their struggle with breast cancer either past or present. Also, for younger children or anyone wanting a pink ribbon painted on their cheek, there will be a place for that.
During the 7 p.m. match against Lyon College, the Golden Suns will host Little Techsters Night. Between the second and third sets, there will be the Little Techsters clinic.
The matches will begin at 3 p.m. with Arkansas Tech against Central Baptist College followed by a 5 p.m. game against Central Baptist College and Lyon College. The final match will be Arkansas Tech and Lyon College starting at 7 p.m.
A-State suffers home defeat to South Alabama
JONESBORO — The Arkansas State women’s soccer team suffered its first home defeat of the season despite a valiant effort against South Alabama Sunday afternoon at the A-State Soccer Complex.
The Red Wolves fell to the Jaguars 2-0, marking A-State’s first loss in Jonesboro since Oct. 18, 2012.
The Red Wolves (6-5-2, 1-2 Sun Belt) held the advantage in shots and shots on goal, but could not find a way to put one by the South Alabama(9-3-2, 2-0-1) goalkeeper on the afternoon. The Jaguars struck in the 66th minute when Nini Rabsatt-Smith scored with a ball that was strategically placed in the top right-corner of the match’s first goal.
South Alabama scored again in the 75th minute on a shot from Clarissa Hernandez that found the back of the net to push the advantage to 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining in the match.
A-State had scoring opportunities throughout the match, but the Jaguars defense was solid enough to prevent the Red Wolves from scoring in their second straight match.
Katie Hosea led ASU with two shots on goal on the afternoon while Crystal Zeledon, Simao, Carmichael, Jackson and Mykel Ward each had one. Fink led the squad with three total shots, and Amanda Lee made four saves in goal.
A-State outshot the Jaguars 15-7, included 7-6 in shots goal and took three corner kicks on the afternoon.
The Red Wolves will return to action Friday, Oct. 11, for a road matchup at Louisiana-Monroe followed by a trip to Louisiana-Lafayette Sunday, Oct. 13.
Lady Bisons win at Northwestern Oklahoma
ALVA, Okla. – Senior forward Jenna Taylor scored two goals as she led the Harding women’s soccer team to a 3-0 Great American Conference win at Northwestern Oklahoma State on Sunday.
The Lady Bisons pick up their first GAC win as they improve to 2-6-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the GAC.
The HU win snapped a two-game losing streak and improved its road record to 2-2-1.
It was the most goals HU has scored in a game this season. The last time the Lady Bisons scored three or more goals was against Hendrix last season in Searcy. HU won 5-0.
Harding’s first goal came in the eighth minute when sophomore midfielder Audrey Adkison found Taylor who was five yards out from the goal.
After leading 1-0 at half, Adkison found the back of the net in the 54th minute on a shot from 25 yards out to the upper left corner of the net. It was her second goal of the season and the fourth in her career.
Taylor put the game away in the 70th minute when she hit a shot from 23 yards out. She now leads HU in goals this season with four.
Harding only allowed Northwestern Oklahoma (1-11, 0-4 GAC) to shoot five times; two were on goal. HU took 26 shots in the game as 12 were between the posts. Adkison and freshman midfielder McKenna Smith each had six shots for HU.
Harding will be back in action on Friday as they travel to Ada, Okla., to face East Central. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.
Troy tops UALR with second-half goal
LITTLE ROCK – UALR dropped a 1-0 match to Troy Sunday afternoon at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex. For the second straight match, a second-half scrum in the box resulted in the only goal of the contest for a UALR opponent.
Troy (6-7-0, 2-1-0 SBC) broke a scoreless tie in the 54th minute when Abby Reynolds rebounded home her fourth goal of the season. Once the ball rolled away from the congestion in the box, Reynolds was able to get a clean look and connected to provide Troy with all the offense it needed.
Freshman Sara Cavanagh made four stops for UALR (3-9-0, 0-3-0 SBC) but was forced out of the game following an injury in the 68th minute of the match. Junior Kylie Wilson played the remaining 2:28 in goal for the Trojans.
Madison Winter made three saves while playing the entire match in goal for Troy.
Troy finished Sunday’s match with an 18-12 lead in shots, including a 6-3 edge in shots on goal. Senior Adrianna Queen led UALR with five shots on the day. Reynolds and Necee Jennings each put up four shots to lead Troy, while Reynolds led the visiting team with three shots on goal.
UALR held a 7-4 edge in corner kicks, including a 3-1 advantage in the second half.
UALR will hit the road next weekend for a pair of matches against Louisiana (Oct. 11) and ULM (Oct. 13). The Trojans play their final two home matches of the season the following weekend, hosting Georgia State (Oct. 18) and Western Kentucky (Oct. 20) at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex.