LR sweeps Tennessee Tech
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Little Rock earned its third win of the season after sweeping Tennessee Tech in three set (25-19, 25-20, 25-15) on Friday evening. Edina Selimovic ended the match with 14 kills and a .478 hitting percentage. Veronica Marin posted a career-high nine kills with two blocks and a .300 hitting percentage. Miona Milovanovic finished up with eight kills and a career-high attack percentage of .412. Marina Avram tallied eight kills with eight digs and two blocks. Megan Mathis hauled in 40 assists with six kills, seven digs and a block while hitting .545 on 11 attempts. Carolee Dillard posted five kills with three blocks. Priscila Almeida led the Trojans with 12 digs, while Sydnee Martin and Kelsey Leech came in with 10 and eight, respectively.
Hendrix defeats No. 4 Carthage College
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Hendrix knocked off No. 4 Carthage College 27-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-16 to end the first day of the Baden Invitational, hosted by Washington University in St. Louis Friday night. In the first match of the day, the Warriors (5-3) fell to No. 14 Elmhurst (5-0) 21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-19. Senior defensive specialist Felicia Beeman passed the 1,000-dig milestone for her career, coming up with a season-high 22 against the Lady Reds (4-1). The Monrovia, Calif. native now has 1,015 for her career. For the match, Hendrix hit .119 with 46 kills, five aces, 70 digs and a program-record 18 blocks. Carthage hit .006 with 41 kills, two aces, 55 digs and 10 blocks. Against the Bluejays, Hendrix hit .101 with 41 kills, three aces, 52 digs and four blocks. Elmhurst hit .241 with 55 kills, four aces, 70 digs and 11 blocks.
Harding falls to UAFS, Lindenwood
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Harding volleyball team fell to Arkansas-Fort Smith 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12) and Lindenwood 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 18-25, 25-14) on Friday on the first day of the Lindenwood Tournament. Harding (1-5) had four players in double-figure kills for the first time this season. The Lady Bisons had 26 errors in the match but forced Arkansas-Fort Smith (3-3) to 28. Harding had a season-high 14 team blocks. Arkansas-Fort Smith had two players with 20 or more digs as the team finished with 86 digs. Harding was led by senior outside hitter Molly Howard who had 16 kills. She also captured a double-double adding 15 digs. Freshman middle blocker Zoe Hardin and sophomore outside hitter Taylor Mounts each had 13 kills. Junior middle blocker Sara Smith had 10 kills and tied a career-high with six blocks. Junior setter Abigail Glosup had 49 assists for the Lady Bisons and was one dig from getting a double-double. Arkansas-Fort Smith was led by Kennedi Coleman who had 21 kills and 12 digs. Emily Tripp led the defense with 24 digs and vlo had 22 digs. In the Lindenwood match, Hardin led the Lady Bisons with 10 kills and five blocks. Junior defensive specialized Anna Leigh Cargile led the Harding defense with 11 digs.
Henderson drops two to start Rockhurst tourney
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Henderson State opened the Rockhurst Tournament losing to Mckendree and Christian Brothers in straight sets on Friday. In the opening match of the day, Henderson State fell in straight sets to McKendree losing 25-18, 25-11 and 25-22. Gabby Ginapp totaled nine kills to lead the Reddies with Brea May having 16 set assists. The Reddies were limited to a .035 attack percentage, while the Bearcats hit .296. Against Christian Brothers, the Reddies had a strong performance but fell short 27-25, 25-21 and 25-21. Jessie Jacoby was top hitter for the Reddies having 16 spikes in the match with Kaylie Pyles following with 7. Jacoby also had four service aces while May totaled 31 assists. Henderson had an improved attack percentage from the previous match hitting .118 while Christian Brothers hit .200.
A-State sweeps SIU, Tulsa
TULSA — A-State (8-1) defeated Southern Illinois 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19) in its first match of the Golden Hurricane Classic before besting the host team Tulsa 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-16) Friday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Drew Jones and Carlisa May led the Red Wolves with 11 kills each, while Mallory Warrington handed out 31 assists. Markie Schaedig led the team with 12 digs, while Hannah Robey added seven digs on the defensive side. Darby Graff led A-State with three blocks, including two block solos, while Kelsey Reis and Linsay Cline had two service aces apiece. Jones led the team with 14 kills against Tulsa on a .371 hitting percentage, while May and Graff each registered 13 kills apiece on .478 and .480 attacking percentages, respectively. Warrington had 40 assists to lead the squad, while Schaedig (14) and Robey (10) had double-digit digs.
A-State drops 2-0 decision to Idaho
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Arkansas State women’s soccer suffered a 2-0 setback against Idaho Friday at the Mike Soccer Complex Friday afternoon. The Vandals struck first, with a pair goals in the first half in the 16th and 24th minutes. A-State had chances in the first half to strike, including a free kick by Katherine Padgett. Jacqueline Greer also had a header near the end of the first half that just missed its mark. Sophomore goalkeeper Alexis Philippe made two saves to keep the Red Wolves down two goals. She picked up two more saves later in the half on back-to-back shots by the Vandals. Philippe added to her amazing opening half by making two more saves in the 54th minute. Idaho was also awarded a penalty kick in the 55th minute, but the attempt sailed high. For the Red Wolves, Bailey Reed led the way with two shots, while Padgett and Greer each had a shot on goal. Philippe finished the night with seven saves.
Lallas helps lead Hendrix to win
CONWAY — Hendrix College senior forward Samantha Lallas scored three goals and assisted another en route to a 5-0 victory over Louisiana College at Warrior Field Friday night. The hat trick was the fourth of the career for Lalls, who hails from Northbrook, Ill. The Warriors (3-1) outshot the Lady Wildcats (3-1) 25-3 overall and 16-2 on goal. Hendrix also held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore Lucy Moore also added two goals and an assist. Lallas has scored nine goals in the last two years against LC. She recorded a school record six scores in Pineville, La. last season. Moore leads the Warriors with six goals and four assists on the season. Junior defender Ashley Baker picked up her first career assist, helping Lallas goal 2:44 into the second half. Sophomore Jordan Rausch recorded two saves for the third shutout of this season and sixth of her career.
Missouri State edges Central Arkansas
CONWAY — Central Arkansas (2-5) returned to the pitch at the Bill Stephens Soccer Complex on Friday night, playing host to the maroon Bears of Missouri State University. A late own goal proved to be the difference-maker, as Missouri State edged out Central Arkansas 2-1. Ashley Smith led the Central Arkansas attack on the night, placing two of her four shots on goal, while Shelby Wilson and Kelsey Johnson each added a shot on goal of their own. In goal, Anna Hughes and Lauren Mercuri each allowed a goal, with Hughes making three saves and Mercuri adding a pair.
Union score in each half, defeats Harding
JACKSON, Tenn. - Union (1-2-0) scored a goal in each half and defeated Harding 2-0 Friday in non-conference men’s soccer action. The game was the first of three straight road games for the Bisons (0-2-1). Union outshot Harding 19-6. The Bisons had outshot their opponents 30-26 in their first two games. Union had been outscored 5-0 in the second half of its first two games, but doubled its lead against Harding with its goal in the 54th minute. Freshman Jason Diaz had three of Harding’s six shots, including one of its two shots on goal.
Golden Suns fourth at Lois Davis invite
MAGNOLIA — Running in a second straight primetime race, the Arkansas Tech women’s cross country team placed four individuals in the top 28 and finished fourth in the team standings at the Lois Davis Invitational at Southern Arkansas University Friday evening. Shannon McLaughlin finished the 5k course in 20:57, coming in 12th in the 83-runner field, with Mary Simmons coming in six spots later at 18th, finishing in 21:33. Maria Valente (24th, 22:08), Logan Edwards (28th, 22:26) and Adrianna Simmons (44th, 23:58) rounded out the Golden Suns’ scoring contingent, giving Tech a total of 120. Megan Bradley (45th, 24:27), Afia Abdus Samad (46th, 24:28) and Macy Burroughs (50th, 24:53) all finished in the top two-thirds of the field to close out the Tech runners.