Fort Smith Southside remained unbeaten with a 27-25, 25-20, 25-15 victory over Conway in a volleyball matchup of tradtional 7A powers Tuesday night at Buzz Bolding Arena.
The Lady Rebels upped their mark to 7-0 and 4-0. Conway fell to 10-3 and 2-2, having lost to both Southside and Fort Smith Northside.
Courtney Campbell led the Lady Cats with eight kills and Sara Nethercutt added 26 assists and seven kills. Rachel Skinner had 18 digs and Jada Benton two blocks.
Southside won the JV match, 26-24, 25-17. Amber Morrow had eight kills, one ace and nine digs for Conway (6-1, 3-1). Morgan Mourot added 21 assists and seven digs.
HENDRIX VS. CBC VOLLEYBALL
Hendrix’s volleyball team swept Central Baptist College in two matches Tuesday night at A.R. Reddin Fieldhouse.
The Warriors (9-5) defeated the Lady Mustangs (2-8) 25-14, 25-10, 25-14, and 25-16, 25-17, 25-20.
In the opener, freshman middle blocker Grace Griffin hit .500 with seven kills for the Warriors and freshman right side Natalie Masten had five kills. Freshman middle Jen Karnes added four kills and three blocks. Junior libero Ella Concavage-Nasar led the defense with 11 digs and freshman Leila Matsumoto had nine digs and three aces. Senior setter Zoe Calhoun recorded eight assists.
The Lady Mustangs were led by Gloria Bell with five kills and Samantha Tillman with eight digs. Tiffani Curtwright had 12 assists and eight digs.
In the second match, Karnes hit .421 with 10 kills and four blocks and Griffin had eight kills while hitting .429. Masten chipped in six kills. Concavage-Nasar came up with 14 digs to go with four aces and freshman Holyn Duyck had 15 assists and six digs.
India Stinson and Kristie SIlor each had six kills for the Lady Mustangs. Curtwright recorded 20 assists and eight digs.
Hendrix will go on the road for a Southern Athletic Association match at Millsaps College on Saturday.
CONWAY CHRISTIAN VOLLEYBALL
Conway Christian ran its conference volleyball record to 5-2 Tuesday with a 25-21, 24-26, 25-9, 25-16 victory over Perryville at home.
Adrianna Ferrand had 11 aces, one dig, seven kills and three blocks for the Lady Eagles while Lyndi Dather added nine aces, two digs, five kills and a block. Other statistical leaders were: Shelby Shelton, four aces, one kill; Megan Ledbetter, three aces, 21 assists; Autumn Jones, three digs; Taylor Williams, one block, one kill, one assist and Elizabeth Kennedy, one ace, nine kills.
“Perryville has improved a lot from last year,” said CCS coach Suzanne Feimster. “Our girls came out a little sluggish to start the game and were timid getting to the ball. After losing set two they came out ready to fight and our front row was very aggressive along with our serving to finish off sets three and four.”
HENDRIX WOMEN’S SOCCER
The Hendrix College women’s soccer team lost to NCAA Division II foe Harding University, 2-1, in double overtime at Warrior Field on Tuesday night.
The game was scoreless until the 71st minute when Jenna Taylor of the Lady Bisons (1-4) scored. The Warriors (4-3-1) tied the game about 11 minutes later when sophomore midfielder Samantha Lallas dribbled past several defenders and beat the keeper to the right side.
Harding won the game just 1:39 into the second overtime on a Sierra Hollingsworth score with assists from McKenna Smith and Melita Sutherland. Sophomore keeper Rachel Zweig recorded seven saves for the Warriors.
GREENBRIER CROSS COUNTRY
GREERS FERRY — Rachel Barhardt won a 1.5 mile race Tuesday to lead Greenbrier cross country runners at the Greers Ferry Inviatational in a field of 117 girls.
The Lady Panthers’ Shelby Duke finished 19th overall, followed by Jayden Glover in 22nd, Jailen Griffen in 23rd, and Lydia Morgan in 53rd. The junior boys took fourth of 14 teams on the 1.5 mile course led by Ian Kelly’s 9:45 time, followed by Ethan Smith, 9:54, and Colton Ray, 10:01. The other Panther junior boy runners were Cain Newton, Caleb Galloway and Corbin Pack.
The Greenbrier senior boys finished third out of 11 teams on the 5K course. Ryan Treat led the Panthers with a fifth-place finish in 19:27. Baker finished at 20:21. The other senior Panther runners were Gabe Bray, Jared McKenzie, Hunter Glover and Andrew Cook.
RUTH DOYLE VOLLEYBALL
Ruth Doyle Middle School seventh-grade girls volleyball team won the A game Tuesday night, 26-24, 25-13, at Ruth Doyle. Blaklee Scott had three aces and three digs, while Olivia Parker had three aces and two digs.
The B team lost, 27-25, 25-21. Aliyah Fisher led all players with four aces.