Conway ran its volleyball record to 22-4 Tuesday with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-12 victory over Greenwood.
Sara Stovall had 21 kills for the Lady Cats, who are 12-1 in 7A/6A Central. Other top players were Javan Massey (seven kills), Abby Mann (19 digs, two aces) and Bailey McKee (47 assists).
The CHS JV won 25-15, 25-12. Alexa Hreha had four aces and Gabby Roark 16 digs for Conway (13-2, 10-2). Madison McNew had eight killsand Sara Nethercutt 15 assists.
Donning pink uniforms for the “Playing for a Cure” game for breast cancer awareness, Conway Christian’s volleyball team took a 25-2, 25-6, 25-8 victory over Perryville on Monday to go to 13-2 in conference.
Payton Cope had five aces and 16 assists. Olivia Meriweather added two aces, two digs and seven kills. Other top scorers were Emily Hill, Landry May, Hannah Cates, Jordan Williams, Andrea Howell, Morgan May and Marissa Payne.
CCS won the JV game 25-12, 25-13.
Top scorers were Hannah Easton, Lyndi Dather, Kathelyn Helms, Sarah Shelton and Morgan Ledbetter.
Mayflower took a 25-16, 22-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-13 victory over St. Joseph on Monday in volleyball.
Madeline Moix had 13 kills and Meagan Briggler nine for the Lady Bulldogs. Sydney Spradlin had five assists and Rachel Briggler four. Taylor Womack had three blocks.
“Very disappointing!” said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis. “No focus. No intensity, no teamwork. Mayflower wanted this game more than we did.”
SEARCY — The Hendrix College women’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 loss to NCAA Division II opponent Harding University at HU Soccer Field on Tuesday night.
The host Lady Bisons (6-6-2) outshot the Warriors (4-8-1) 38-3 and had a 15-1 advantage in shots on goal.
Making her first collegiate start, Warrior freshman keeper Emily Kleinfelter recorded 10 saves. Danielle Nonaka had one save in the first half for Harding.
Hendrix will host Centre College in Southern Athletic Association action at 6 p.m Friday.
The University of Central Arkansas men’s soccer team snapped a five-game losing streak on Wednesday afternoon, downing Missouri Valley Conference foe Missouri State 1-0. The victory is UCA’s first MVC win this season.
The Bears (7-6-0, 1-2-0 MVC) controlled the game from the first whistle, taking 18 shots on the day and placing six of those on goal. Missouri State (5-6-3, 0-4-0 MVC) took four shots during the match, but Matt Bray was the only MSU player to place a shot on frame. Despite constant pressure from UCA, the game remained scoreless until the 67th minute, when Daniel Sampedro dribbled down the right edge of the box and lofted a beautiful cross to Manuel Montal, who headed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net for his fourth goal of the season.
The goal would prove to be all UCA needed on the day, as they were able to combine their offensive pressure with a stifling defense that prevented Missouri State from getting very many good looks.
“We knew what we were going to see, and Jaden Hoth and our defense were prepared for it,” said Coach Ross Duncan following the win. “I credit (assistant coaches) Ryan and Mike: the scout was spot-on and they helped up have the group ready for the game. They’ve been great all year at preparing for opponents and it’s great to reward the boys with a victory.”
The Bears got offense from seemingly everywhere on Wednesday, seeing five different players take multiple shots, and a total of seven players get a shot off, prompting Duncan to state,
Taylor Hart led the Bears with six shots, three of which were on goal. Montal placed both of his shots on target, and Zac Burns added a shot on goal as well.
The win was an important one for the Bears. Not only was it their first MVC win of the season, but it also put the Bears ahead of Missouri State in the standings, granting them some control over their postseason prospects. Duncan was well aware of the significance of the victory.
“It was a great game to get back on track with,” he said, “it was against an opponent we knew well, and we’ve struggled against in the past. We can take some confidence from this game. I think we’ve also got some renewed belief in ourselves for this season; now we control our own destiny.”
The Bears travel to Evansville, Ind., on Friday to square off against the Evansville Aces.