Hendrix, Lyon battle to 1-1 tie

CONWAY — The Hendrix College women’s soccer dueled Lyon College to a 1-1 double overtime tie at Warrior Field on Wednesday night.

The Warriors (6-4-3) scored early in the eighth minute when sophomore midfielder Danielle Luther headed in a corner kick from sophomore forward Samantha Lallas. Hendrix remained up until Monica Ayala scored in the 82nd minute.

The Scots (8-5-1) outshot the Warriors 31-9 overall and 15-3 on goal. Lyon took nine shots in the extra minues to Hendrix’ one.

Besides Luther, Lallas and sophomore forward Hannah Sigda each took a shot on goal for the Warriors.

Freshman Sydney Meyer had 14 saves for Hendrix in her first collegiate game in goal. Stephanie Spiteri had two stops for Lyon.

Hendrix will host Southern Athletic Association opponent Birmingham-Southern College on Saturday at 5 p.m.

HU blanks Southwest Baptist

SEARCY — Harding men’s soccer tied its highest scoring output of the season and posted its second straight shutout with a 4-0 victory over Southwest Baptist in MIAA action Thursday at the Stevens Soccer Complex.

With the victory, Harding improved to 4-4-2 overall and 2-3-0 in conference play. The Bisons, playing for the first time since a 1-0 shutout of Ouachita Baptist 10 days earlier, moved into sole possession of fifth place in the MIAA standings. The top four teams advance to the conference tournament. Harding’s next action, and its final home game of the season, is Saturday at 7 p.m. against MIAA leader Lindenwood.

Southwest Baptist remained winless on the season, dropping to 0-14-0 overall and 0-5-0 in the MIAA. The Bearcats were shutout for the fifth time this season.

Freshman Barry Foster gave Harding a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute.

The Bisons led 1-0 at halftime and scored three in the second half for the first time this season.

The second Harding goal came from sophomore Christopher Walker in the 57th minute. Juniors Cole Walker and Ian Park also added second-half goals.

Harding’s 4-0 shutout was its largest in a conference game since blanking Alabama-Huntsville on the road by the same score in 2008.

The Bisons at 4-4-2 have a .500 record or better after 10 games for the first time since they were 5-4-1 to start the 2003 season.


A-State set to run at pre-nationals, UALR Invite

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University women’s and men’s cross country will have a final opportunity to compete prior to the upcoming conference meet as the Red Wolves take part in the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational and the UALR Invitational this Saturday.

The A-State women’s team, which is eighth in the latest United States Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Central Region rankings, will have split squads running in this Saturday’s competition. The Red Wolves will have selected runners participating in the 6K Indiana State Pre-National Invitational’s Blue Race and will be held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind. The 50-plus team meet will have 13 schools presently ranked in the USTFCCCA’s NCAA Division I National Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll such as No. 2 Florida State, No. 5 Georgetown, and No. 6 Oregon among others.

The A-State women’s squad has finished among the top three teams three times in its four meets this season. Junior Kristina Aubert, a three-time Sun Belt Conference Runner of the Week selection (Sept. 4, Oct. 2 & 9) this season, has led the Red Wolves in their four meets to date this fall.

The remaining A-State team members will travel to Little Rock for the UALR Invitational at the Rebsamen Golf Course is the site for the UALR Invite.

The A-State men, who have compiled three top-five team placings this fall, will field a full squad at this Saturday’s UALR Invitational. Sophomore Wil Norris, junior Luke Lindsley, and sophomore Lance Beckman have been the Red Wolves’ top three finishers in their four meets this season.

Following this Saturday’s action, Arkansas State is off for a week as the Red Wolves prepare for the 2013 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2 at Troy, Ala.


UAM finishes 6th at GAC Preview

OKLAHOMA CITY — Freshmen Lauren Johnson and Sammy Rodriguez finished just one stroke apart to lead the University of Arkansas at Monticello women’s golf team to a sixth place finish at the Great American Conference Preview Tournament held this past Monday and Tuesday at the Lake Hefner Golf Club.

Johnson had scores of 80 and 84 for a two-round total of 164, giving her a tie for 18th place out of 37 participants. Rodriguez improved five strokes from the first round with an 80 in the second round for a two-round total of 165 and a tie for 22nd place.

As a team, UAM turned in a two-round total of 679, 71 strokes ahead of seventh place finisher Northwestern Oklahoma State. Southwestern Oklahoma State won the team crown with a two-round score of 619, followed by host Southern Nazarene at 627.

The Blossoms return to the links this Sunday, October 20 through Tuesday, hosting the Deltic Timber/Commercial Bank Fall Classic at The Greens at North Hills in Sherwood.


Lindenwood defeats Hendrix

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — The Hendrix College field hockey team lost 8-0 to NCAA Division II foe Lindenwood University at St. Charles University on Thursday night.

The host Lady Lions (3-7) outshot the Warriors (0-9) 25-6 overall and 17-4 on goal.

Junior forward Erika Jasso took two shots on goal for Hendrix. Senior Jennifer Koller and junior Morgan Fires each took one.

Freshman keeper Gabryele Pochron recorded eight saves in 50 minutes in goal, giving her 183 on the year, breaking the previous school record of 175 held by Alyssa Havens in 2007. Freshman Emily Rankin had one save in 20 minutes.

Hendrix will take on another Division II opponent in Bellarmine University at 1:30 p.m. on Friday on Lindenwood’s campus.


A-State’s Miloshevska advances to regional’s main draw

NORMAN, Okla. — Arkansas State senior women’s tennis player Biljana Miloshevska advanced to the main draw of the USTA/ITA Regional Championship in Norman, Okla. by winning two matches Thursday.

Miloshevska defeated Oklahoma’s Zita Engbroks 3-6, 7-6, 1-0 (7) in her first match before beating Meagan Monaghan of Southern Illinois in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 to advance. She joins A-State’s Tamara Slijepcevic, who had previously qualified, in the main draw that begins Friday.

Arkansas State’s Janie Nowland fell one victory short of qualifying for the main draw. Nowland defeated UMKC’s Amelie Amsallem 7-6, 6-3 before falling to Oklahoma State’s Karyn Guttormsen 6-4, 6-3. Freshman Julie Gauguery fell to Wichita State’s Montse Blasco Fernandez 6-2, 6-4 in her first match, but bounced back to defeat South Dakota State’s Tiffany Filipovich 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation round.

The doubles pairs of Slijepcevic/Nowland and Miloshevska/Gauguery will also be in action Friday in addition to the singles main draw.