Hendrix, Harding duel to tie
CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team battled NCAA Division II opponent Harding University to a 0-0 double overtime tie at Warrior Field on Monday night.
Hendrix (4-8-3) sophomore Marco Luna recorded 10 saves, resulting in his 10th career shutout. The blanking gives the Guatemala City product the Warrior career record, besting Kyle Beene’s record of nine from 2004-07.
The visiting Bisons (4-5-3) outshot the Warriors 27-17 overall, but only had a 10-7 edge on goal.
Sophomore midfielder Will Dunaway took four shots on goal for Hendrix. Sophomores Jacob Pierce and Larry Bringard and junior Alex Cummings each took one.
Jacob Stevens led Harding with three shots on goal. Will Lynn recorded six saves in goal and Gehrig Haberstock was responsible for a team save in the first overtime.
Hendrix will return to Southern Athletic Association play on Friday when they play at Sewanee - The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.
Harding returns to MIAA action Thursday against Southern Nazarene in Bethany, Okla. The Bisons won the first meeting between the teams 4-3 in overtime in Searcy on Sept. 26.
Berglund leads Trojans into final round
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Junior Sofia Berglund is tied for 11th place at 5-over 149 through two rounds at the Blue Raider Invitational at Old Fort Golf Club. The Trojans are alone in 11th place with a combined score of 618 heading into the final round on Tuesday.
Berlgund began Monday’s action with a 4-over 76 in round one before improving with a 1-over 73 in the day’s second round of 18. Sophomore Stina Resen is just four shots back of
Berglund at 9-over 153. Resen opened with a 4-over 76 and carded a 5-over 77 in round two. Junior Katie Reid (80-79) is at 15-over 159, while freshman Melodie Jean Dit Berthelot and junior Sofie Kvarnstrom are tied at 16-over 160.
Morehead State’s Anna Appert Lund leads all individuals with a score of 5-under 139.
Southern Illinois leads the field of 15 teams with a combined score of 593. Jacksonville State (596) and Lamar (596) are tied for second place.
Play will resume today with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Benton, Zimmerman leads Trojans after opening round
RUSTON, La. — The UALR men’s golf team is alone in eighth place following two rounds of the Jim West Intercollegiate at Squire Creek Country Club on Monday. Senior Nick Zimmerman and junior Colby Benton are tied for 14th place at 1-over par 145 among 66 individuals.
Zimmerman opened Monday with a 3-over 75, but rebounded with a 2-under 70 in round two. Benton started with a 1-under 71 in the opening round before closing with a 2-over 74 in the second round. Junior Johann Voss (75-76) is tied for 34th at 7-over 151, while classmate Alfred Kerstis (78-76) is tied for 48th at 10-over 154.
Southern Miss leads all teams with a combined score of 571 through two rounds of play.
UALR combined for a team score of 595 through two rounds on Monday.
The third and final round will resume with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.
HU move into 10th after 36 holes
FLORENCE, Ala. — The Harding men’s golf team finished the first two rounds of the 54-hole TVA Credit Union Classic on Monday in 10th place of 14 teams. The final round will be played Tuesday at the Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club.
Harding shot 308 in round one and 311 in round two for a 619 total. The Bisons were tied for sixth after the first round, but were one of only two teams to shoot a higher score in the second round and dropped four spots.
Host North Alabama leads the tournament at 580, five strokes better than second-place Columbus State. Those two teams are the only ones in contention for the team title. Third-place Carson-Newman is 20 strokes back of the lead.
Junior Nathan Kannenberg was Harding’s top golfer. He shot 4-over 77 in round one and 1-over 73 in round two and is tied for 17th at 5-over 150. Sophomore Alex Williamson, the No. 6-ranked player in the NCAA Division II Central Region, shot 74-78—152 and is tied for 24th. There are 75 golfers in competition.
SAA names Stockdale player of the week
CONWAY — Hendrix College freshman middle blocker Samantha Stockdale was named the Southern Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. She led the Warriors with a .463 hitting percentage and had 2.10 killer per set as Hendrix went 2-1 in conference play. The Salem, Ore. native had four kills, three aces and five blocks in Wednesday’s sweep against Rhodes. In a four-set loss at Berry on Saturday, Stockdale hit .600 with six kills and no errors and had two blocks. She hit .500 with 11 kills and just one error in Sunday’s sweep at Oglethorpe. For the week, Stockdale recorded 21 kills and made just two errors. She also had 10 digs and eight blocks.
Stockdale and the Warriors will take on Centre College on Saturday in Danville, Ky.
ESPN3 to televise A-State game at South Alabama
JONESBORO — The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Monday that ESPN has chosen the Red Wolves’ Nov. 2 road football game at South Alabama to be televised by ESPN3.com.
A-State will carry an eight-game road winning streak against Sun Belt Conference opponents into the contest, set for 6:30 p.m. at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The Red Wolves will play Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Liberty Bank Stadium in an ESPN2-televised contest before facing the Jaguars.
Arkansas State is currently 3-3 overall and 1-0 in Sun Belt Conference play, while South Alabama holds a 3-3 overall record and 1-1 mark in conference action.
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SAA honors Shannon, Smith
CONWAY — Hendrix College freshman safety Caleb Shannon was named the Southern Athletic Association Football Defensive Player of the Week and freshman punter Spencer Smith was the Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Shannon recorded two interceptions, eight tackles and a pair of pass breakups in Saturday’s 30-17 win over Berry. Shannon, from The Woodlands, Texas, returned his first interception 13 yards to the Vikings’ nine yard-line, setting up the Warriors’ first touchdown of the game in the second quarter. His second interception came in the endzone during the third quarter, leading to a Hendrix touchdown on their ensuing drive.
Smith punted seven times for a 41.3 yard average and had five punts inside the 20 in the Warriors’ 30-17 win over Berry. The Houston, Texas native’s longest punt was 59 yards to the Vikings’ 18, which eventually resulted in a safety for the Hendrix defense. Smith also had three catches for 15 yards as a receiver.
The Warriors will play at Austin College in Sherman, Texas for a non-conference tilt on Saturday.
GAC names Mion defensive player of week
Harding’s Philip Mion had two interceptions, both in the red zone as the Bisons handed Ouachita Baptist its first loss of 2013.
Mion, senior free safety from Miami, Fla., picked off a pass in the end zone in the third quarter. His second INT came with 34 seconds left in the third quarter and he returned it 11 yards. It marked the first time a Harding player had two INTs in a game since Terrence Davis vs. Arkansas-Monticello in 2010.
Mion is the first Harding player GAC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Harding’s last Defensive Player of the Week was Josh Aldridge in 2010 when the Bisons were members of the Gulf South Conference.