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The Sideline: UCA Digs for a Cure; Hendrix field hockey, Hendrix volleyball, UCA women's soccer

Posted: October 12, 2012 - 11:18pm

The University of Central Arkansas volleyball team will play its “Digs for the Cure” match Saturday against Oral Roberts at the Prince Center.

The game, which begins at 5 p.m., will one of a series of events as the UCA athletic department puts the emphasis on breast cancer awareness.

After the second set Saturday, Laura King, from Greenbrier, Milisa Moore, an administrative assistant for the athletic department staff, and Linda McRoberts, mother of former Sugar Bear coach Steven McRoberts, will be recognized for their battles with breast cancer. The three women will be presented with the “Battlin’ Bears” Award, an award developed through a partnership between the Sugar Bears volleyball team and Sears of Conway. On Oct. 27, there will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser hosted by the friends and family of Laura King.

“Digs for a Cure” is part of “Bears for a Cure,” a program that will have events for all UCA sports in October. The men’s soccer program will host a “Kicks for a Cure” game on Oct. 17, while the women’s soccer program will do the same on Oct. 19. On Oct. 20, the softball team will host a “K’s for the Cure” game. Pom-pons, T-shirts, and pizza will be sold at all events, with the proceeds going to benefit the Conway Regional Health Foundation.

A check will be presented to CRHF at UCA’s Nov. 3 homecoming game against Northwestern State.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. ­— The Hendrix College field hockey team lost to NCAA Division Ii member Limestone College 1-0 in a neutral site contest on the campus of Lindenwood University on Thursday night.

After a scoreless first half, the Saints (8-3) picked up the lone goal in the 42nd minute when Sara Parker found the back of the cage on a penalty corner pass from Kathleen Troutner.

Sophomore keeper Betsy Kelly recorded six saves in the losing effort, while LC keeper Lindsey Hinton had two saves.

The Warriors will play their final home game Saturday, Oct. 20, against Rhodes College.

Hendrix will play their final home game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 20 against Southern Athletic Association foe Rhodes College.

BEAUMONT, Texas— The Lamar Lady Cardinals got the go-ahead goal from Kimmy Albeno in the 55th minute Friday night to down the University of Central Arkansas Bears 2-1 in Southland Conference play at the Lamar Soccer Complex.

UCA (9-5-1, 1-3-1) had tied the game on Alexandra Wurst’s penalty kick in the 48th minute. But Albeno found an opening in the middle to give the Lady Cardinals the victory. Albeno set the school single-season goals record with her ninth of the season.

“We did a really good job keeping them out of there all night,” said UCA head coach Jeremy Bishop. “We were just a little slow that time and it was a good job of finishing it on her part.”

Lamar (7-7-1, 3-1-0) took a 1-0 lead late in the first half on Jannet Hernandez’ goal in the 39th minute. After UCA’s Adriana Lucar was tackled in the box, Wurst came on and nailed the penalty kick to tie it at 1-1 at the 47:23 mark.

The Bears play at Southeastern Louisiana at 1 p.m. Sunday in Hammond, La.

The Hendrix College volleyball team nearly knocked off Berry College, the first place team in the Southern Athletic Association, at Grove Gymnasium on Friday evening, falling 25-17, 25-27, 26-24, 21-25, 16-14.

The Warriors (10-14, 3-7) had the match point serve at 14-13 in the fifth set, but the Vikings (17-3, 10-1) answered with three straight kills, including the final two from Anna Keappler to win the match.

The match had 35 ties and 18 lead changes.

Senior right side Katie Bates led Hendrix with a career-best 16 kills and senior middle blocker Melissa Clement knocked down 15 and hit .317. Junior outside hitter Katie Burchfield poste her fifth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 22 digs to go with three aces. Freshman setter Breanna Wright recorded a season-high 48 assists to go with nine digs.

The Warriors host Oglethorpe at noon Saturday

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