Harding ties Mississippi College
CLINTON, Miss. — Harding (3-2-1) kept its three-game winning streak alive on Sunday as they tied Mississippi College 0-0 in double-overtime. Harding had nine shots in the game and five different players had at least one shot. Three Lady Bisons played the entire 110 minutes of the contest. Mississippi College (5-0-1) took 19 shots in the game and 10 were on frame. Freshman forward Bethany Sutherland took three shots for Harding. Sutherland, Averie Albright and Audrey Adkison each had a shot on goal for the Lady Bisons. Harding senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Miller had 10 saves in the game. It is the second time this season she has had 10 or more saves in a game. Miller had 11 at Missouri Western State earlier this season. Harding will open GAC play on Sept. 24 when it hosts Oklahoma Baptist at 5 p.m., at the Stevens Soccer Field.
Moore takes SAA weekly award
CONWAY — Hendrix College ophomore midfielder Lucy Moore was named the Southern Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Moore, of Little Rock, scored four goals, with one game-winner, as the Warriors went 1-1-1 on the week. In Tuesday’s 4-1 loss to NCAA Division II foe Harding, Moore scored the only goal for Hendrix. She had both goals in Friday’s 2-2 double overtime tie at Greenville then scored the only goal of the game from 25-yards out in a 1-0 win at Fontbonne on Sunday. Moore leads the SAA with 10 goals and has scored in six of the Warriors’ eight games this season. This is the second SAA Offensive Player of the Week award of the year for Hendrix, as Samantha Lallas earned it last week. Moore and the Warriors will travel to Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas on Sept. 25.
Hendrix records fourth shutout
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Hendrix College women’s soccer team recorded their fourth shutout of the season with a 1-0 road win against Fontbonne University on Sunday afternoon. The Warriors’ (5-2-1) starting back line of juniors Symone Bennett and Ashley Baker, sophomore Maddie Mae Seyer and freshman Amanda Hamilton limited the Griffins (3-5) to a scoreless day. Sophomore keeper Jordan Rausch recorded nine saves in goal as well. The lone goal of the game came from sophomore midfielder Lucy Moore in the 37th minute, her SAA leading 10th of the season. Fontbonne had a 12-9 advantage in shots and a 9-4 edge in shots on goal. The Warriors took three corner kicks to the Griffins one.
Fontbonne tops Hendrix
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Hendrix lost to Fontbonne University 5-1 on the road Sunday afternoon. The host Griffins (2-5) jumped out to an early lead when Brendan Kopff scored just 1:18 in. Matt Rapisardo added another goal a little over two minutes later to give Fontbonne a 2-0 advantage. Corey Schmidt added another goal in the 31st minute. The Warriors (1-5-2) scored in the 37th minute on a goal by sophomore midfielder Dalton Clement and an assist by senior Jacob Pierce. Fontbonne added two more goals in the second half. The Griffins outshot the Warriors 28-9 and 11-5 on goal. Both teams took five corner kicks. Jerry Thomeczek recorded six saves in goal. He ranks third in the Southern Athletic Association with 27 on the year. Hendrix will open SAA competition in Memphis, Tenn. on Sept. 26 against Rhodes College.
Hendrix sweeps Sewanee
CONWAY — Hendrix completed a three-set sweep of Sewanee - The University of the South in Southern Athletic Association action at Grove Gymnasium Sunday. The Warriors (9-6, 3-0) topped the Tigers (8-4, 1-2) 25-15, 25-13, 25-23. For the match, the Warriors hit .269 with 47 kills, four aces, 62 digs and six blocks. Junior outside hitter MC Rogers hit a career-best .600 on 12 kills and no errors in 20 attempts. She also posted seven digs. Sophomore right side Lauren Petrisin had nine kills and hit .304. Sophomore middle blocker Sara Dyslin hit .467 with nine kills and three blocks. Junior Katie Beard recorded five kills and a season-best eight digs. Junior middle Victoria Amadi had four kills and two solo blocks. Senior libero Felicia Beeman ran up 20 digs, the fifth 20+-dig performance this season. Setters Allison Gaia and Amber Melcher had 16 assists each. Hendrix faces Birmingham-Southern College and Maryville College at home on Sept. 26.
Selimovic earns offensive award
LITTLE ROCK – After a career-high 17-kill performance against Georgia Southern in the Sun Belt Conference opener on Friday, Little Rock’s Edina Selimovic has been named the Sun Belt’s Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Monday. Selimovic earned her 17 kills on just 26 attempts and recorded a season-high .577 hitting percentage, the highest total through the first weekend of Sun Belt competition. On defense, Selimovic tallied a team-high five total blocks. For the year, Selimovic leads the conference with an efficient .385 hitting percentage. This is Selimovic’s second-career Sun Belt weekly award. In 2014, Selimovic was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27 after an 11-block peformance. Selimovic becomes just the second player in program history to win an offensive and defensive weekly award in her career. The last to accomplish this feat was Jelena Radovanovic in 2001. Selimovic and the Trojans take on Troy in the home opener at the Jack Stephens Center on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
May grabs fourth SBC honor
JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s Carlisa May has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Volleyball Freshman of the Week for her outstanding performance in the Red Wolves’ first two conference matches over the weekend, the league office announced Monday. The award is May’s fourth honor from the conference this season, including her third Freshman of the Week accolade and second straight FOW award. The three SBC Freshman of the week honors tie her with Jessica Uke’s school record of three set in 2014. May, a native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., registered another solid weekend for the Red Wolves as she helped the team to road victories against South Alabama and Troy to open SBC play. She led the squad with 26 kills (3.25 per set) in the two matches on a .377 hitting percentage. She had 10 kills against South Alabama Sept. 18 on a .368 percentage before tallying 16 kills on a .382 attack percentage with five digs and two blocks against Troy Sept. 19. The true freshman outside hitter is second on the team with 141 kills, but is the leader in kills per set at 3.53 per set. She is second on the team with a .312 attacking percentage along with 26 digs and 12 blocks defensively. A-State hosts UT Arlington Sept. 25, in the team’s home opener. First serve from the Convocation Center is set for 6 p.m.
Harding wins seven at tourney
CONWAY — Harding women’s tennis recorded seven victories over NCAA Division I opponents and eight victories total at the UCA Fall Invitational Tournament, played Sept. 18-19. Harding won five singles matches with Piper Huey, Brittany Smyser, Arielle Butler, Emily Faulkner and Lexi Beaver each recording wins. Butler and Faulkner combined to win two doubles matches, and Smyser and Beaver also won in doubles. Harding will compete again this weekend at a second UCA tournament.
Warriors defeat Pioneers for first win
CONWAY — The Hendrix College field hockey picked up their first win of the season in decisive fashion, defeating Transylvania University 4-1 in Southern Athletic Association play at Warrior Field Sunday. Sophomore midfielder Elisabeth Kraaijenbrink put the Warriors (1-6, 1-2) on the board in the seventh minute with her first career goal. The score was assisted by forward Morgan Fires. Freshman Holly Heeb followed less than three minutes later when she found the cage off the rebound of a Madeline Nelly shot. In the second half, the Orange & Black expanded their lead over the Pioneers (0-4, 0-3) to 4-0 with a pair of goals from junior forward Raychl Reger in the 39th and 54th minute, respectively. Heeb assisted Reger’s first score. Transy finally scored in the 59th minute on a Caroline Patrick goal assisted by Alyson Bergman. The Pioneers outshot the Warriors 21-16 overall, but only 13-12 on goal. TU also had a slight edge in penalty corners 8-7. Junior Gabryele Pochron, the national leader in saves per game, came up with 12 stops. Hendrix will face Ferrum College in Sewanee, Tenn. on Sept. 26.