Bisons host Texas Wesleyan

Harding will play its third straight home game to open the 2013 season Saturday when it hosts Texas Wesleyan at the Stevens Soccer Complex in Searcy starting at 1 p.m.

The Bisons are 0-1-1 after the first two games, while Texas Wesleyan is 4-0.

Harding is coming off a 2-2 tie against Lyon College on Tuesday in Searcy. The Bisons took a 1-0 lead on freshman Dylan Sherrill’s first collegiate goal and held the lead at halftime. Lyon scored two goals early in the second half, but Harding tied the game on an 87th minute free kick goal by Jacob Stevens, his third career goal.

Freshman Seth Peterson has started both games for the Bisons at goalkeeper. He has a 2.32 goals against average and a 60.0 saves percentage.

Harding falls to Texas A&M-Commerce

COMMERCE, Texas – The Harding women’s soccer team fell to Texas A&M-Commerce 2-1 on Friday in non-conference action. The Lady Bisons fall to 0-3 on the season.

Harding got on the board first in the sixth minute when sophomore midfielder Audrey Adkison found senior forward Jenna Taylor all alone in the box. Taylor trapped the ball 10 yards from goal and found the side netting off her left foot.

Texas A&M-Commerce (2-1) answered back in the 10th minute when Savannah Henderson found the back of the net off a free kick from 20 yards out. The eventual game winner came in the 44th minute for the Lions. Taylor Lambeth found Anitra Wright for Wright’s second goal of the season.

Harding sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlyn Miller had six saves for the Lady Bisons.

HU will back in action on Sunday as they host Christian Brothers in non-conference action at Stevens Field. Kickoff is schedule for 1 p.m., in Searcy.

Tulsa defeats A-State

TULSA, Okla. — The Arkansas State women’s soccer team had its four-match undefeated streak come to an end Friday night with a 4-0 defeat at Tulsa.

The Red Wolves (3-2-2) took eight shots on the night, four of which landed on goal. Samhia Simao, who played in her first match of the season for A-State, led the team with two shots. Her scoring opportunity came in the 53rd minute but her shot was stopped by the Tulsa (5-1) goalkeeper to keep her from connecting on her first goal of the season.

Jena’ Kelley also had one of her two shots land on goal during the match and nearly scored in the 75th minute but the Golden Hurricane was up to the challenge and made her third save of the night.

Loren Mitchell and Katey Carmichael also had scoring chances in the second half, but were unable to find a way to score against Hayley Harryman, who made four saves on the night.

Amanda Lee made five saves in goal for the Red Wolves on the night and now leads the team with 30 saves on the year.

A-State will return to action Sunday Sept. 15 against Oral Roberts. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.

Louisiana Tech pulls away from UALR late

LITTLE ROCK — The UALR soccer team challenged offensively for much of Friday night’s contest and goalie Kylie Wilson had a career-high seven saves, but Louisiana Tech pulled away late for a 2-0 victory at the Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex.

The visiting Lady Techsters scored in the 75th minute and put the game away with an insurance goal in the 87th.

The Trojans (3-4) put four shots on goal in the game, including two near-goals in the first half.

Alyson Rohane and Dakotah Sparrman had the best chances for UALR in the initial 45 minutes. Rohane had a bouncing ball come to her while she was standing inside the six-yard box, but her shot did not have enough behind it and Caitlin Updyke made the save on the slow shot for Louisiana Tech.

The Trojans are home again in one week when they take on UAB at 5 p.m.