Offensive outburst powers A-State women past Grambling State

JONESBORO — Six different Arkansas State women’s soccer players scored as the Red Wolves defeated Grambling State 7-0 in a non-conference soccer matchup at the ASU Soccer Complex Sunday afternoon.

The Red Wolves (3-1-2) came close to setting numerous school records in the match for shots attempted, shot on goal, goals and points in a match. A-State finished just four shots shy of tying the all-time mark for shots in a game in school history, while the seven goals ranked as the fourth most in a single game. A-State’s 22 points were also the fourth most in school history, while the 19 shots on goal rank sixth all-time.

A-State is now undefeated its previous four matches which is tied for the longest streak in school history. The Red Wolves have accomplished the streak on two previous occasions and will look to set the school’s time mark next week when the squad travels to Tulsa Sept. 13.

Lady Bisons fall to Northeastern State

SEARCY — The Harding women’s soccer team fell to Northeastern State 4-0 in non-conference action on Sunday at Stevens Soccer Field. The Lady Bisons fall to 0-2-0 on the season.

Harding sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlyn Miller had nine saves.

Northeastern State held HU to only one shot on goal.

The Lady Bisons will travel to Commerce, Texas to take on Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday in non-conference action at 7 p.m.

Harding ties Lyon in overtime

SEARCY – Harding junior Jacob Stevens scored the game-tying goal with less than four minutes remaining in overtime and the Bisons tied Lyon College 2-2 on muggy Tuesday night in non-conference play at the Stevens Soccer Complex.

With the tie, Harding moves to 0-1-1 on the season and will continue its search for its first victory Saturday at home against Texas Wesleyan. The game begins at 1 p.m.

Harding took an early lead on freshman Dylan Sherrill’s first collegiate goal in the 22nd minute. Sophomore Christopher Walker sent a long, cross-field pass from the left sideline to Sherrill at the right edge of the 18-yard box. Sherrill controlled the ball and shot it past Lyon goalkeeper Rob Brown to the far post.

It was the first tie in 10 meetings between the teams. Lyon had won the three previous meetings, each of them a shutout. Harding’s last five games that have gone into overtime have ended in ties. The Bisons’ last victory in overtime was a 1-0 triumph over Delta State in 2011.

Cross Country

Zack places third at invitational

Henderson State’s Alicia Zack finished in third-place to lead Henderson State to second-place at the Bob Gravett Cross Country Invitational.

Zack ran the 5 kilometer course in a time of 20:58 in her first meet as a Lady Reddie.

Three other Lady Reddies finished in the top 10 including Charlotte Wetzler who placed seventh with a time of 21:50. Stacy Emmerling was ninth posting a time of 22:04, while Mary Ellen McMahen was 10th with a time of 22:18.

Ouachita Baptist won the team competition with 20 points, while Henderson totaled 41 points and Arkansas-Monticello in third with 74 points.

Lions fifth, Lady Lions sixth at land run

FORT SMITH — Senior TaBaris Earnest posted a Top 10 finish on Saturday to lead the UAFS men’s cross country team to a fifth-place finish in the 4-mile University of Central Oklahoma Land Run at Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla.

It was the first meet of the season for UAFS, which was one of eight teams in the mostly-NCAA Division II field. Three of the nine UAFS runners finished in the Top 40, helping to give the Lions 126 total points.

Oklahoma City University had four runners finish in the Top 10 and won the meet with 31 points. Oklahoma Baptist was a distant second with 51 points, followed by Cameron University (72), St. Gregory’s University (103), UAFS, Rogers State University (138), Southern Nazarene University (183) and Northwestern Oklahoma State University (215).