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The Sideline: UCA softball teams wins first game

Also, Taylor Gault has big day for UCA; Hendrix's first women's lacrosse match and UCA golf achievement

Posted: February 8, 2014 - 8:14pm

Wallace’s home run lifts Bears

BATON ROUGE, La. — The University of Central Arkansas Bears got only two hits in a softball game against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday, but made the best use of one.

Randi Wallace’s two-run home run was the difference in a 2-1 victory in the Tiger Classic.

Ciara Clampitt (1-1) scattered six hits and struck out three for the UCA women (1-3).

The Bears got only two hits in a 7-0 loss to Minnesota earlier in the day.

UCA wraps up the tournament Sunday against LSU.

Conway’s Gault sparks UALR women

LITTLE ROCK — Led offensively by junior Taylor Gault of Conway’s record-breaking performance, the UALR women’s basketball team defeated Western Kentucky, 58-51, in the Jack Stephens Center on Saturday afternoon.

Gault poured in a game-high 22 points and reached the 20-point plateau for the eighth time in the last 10 games. Fohne blocked three shots to give her 105 in her career, setting a school record that stood at 103 before the day began.

The Trojans (11-10, 6-5 Sun Belt Conference), who lost at WKU (14-8, 6-5) in January by 26 points, avenged that loss and defending an impressive home-court streak. UALR is now 6-0 in Little Rock in Sun Belt play this season and 9-1 on home court overall. The team has won its last six home games.

Gault added four blocks and had two blocks and two assists.

Hendrix women lose 1st lacrosse match

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Southwestern University romped past Hendrix, 18-3, Friday in the first women’s soccer match in Warrior history.

Freshman midfielder Kate Davis put the Warriors (0-1) up 2-0 with goals 1:49 and 4:10 into the game. The Pirates (1-0) answered with 12 straight goals to take a 12-2 lead at halftime. Southwestern tacked on four more goals in the second half, before Davis scored again with an assist from freshman midfielder Raychl Reger.

Hendrix will travel to Irving, Texas on Sunday to face the University of Dallas at 11 a.m.

Saturday, Southwestern defeated the Hendrix men, 10-3.

The host Pirates (1-0) outshot the Warriors (0-1) 39-22 overall and 25-8 on goal. SU also held a 32-24 ground ball advantage, despite Hendrix willing 11-of-16 faceoffs.

Carson Boone, Robbie Borrello scored goals for Hendrix.

Hendrix will host Rockhurst University on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.

Hendrix’s Radack on prospect list

Hendrix College senior outfielder Collin Radack has been named to the Perfect Game USA’s NCAA Top 10 Division III Draft Prospects.

Radack, from Austin, Texas, hit .396 with 34 runs scored, 57 hits, 18 runs batted in, 11 doubles, three triples, 14 stolen bases, a .458 on-base percentage and .514 slugging percentage in 2013. He ranked second in the Southern Athletic Association in average, slugging and triples and was fifth in on-base percentage.

He was an American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division III West All-Region Third Team selection in 2013 and took home All-SAA First Team honors, was named to the SAA All-Tournament Team and was a Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

Radack and the Warriors open the 2014 season against Puget Sound in Frisco, Texas on Feb. 14.

UCA’s Dismuke achieves top instructor status

University of Central Arkansas director of golf Ryje Dismuke has recently achieved the prestigious title of a Level 2 Certified Golfing Machine Instructor.

Certified Golfing Machine instructors have raised the bar for golf instruction worldwide. As new books and breakthrough teaching fads come and go, The Golfing Machine (TGM) has maintained its premier status as the most widely trusted golf instruction in the world since 1969.

As a trained TGM professional golf instructor, Dismuke understands how geometry, physics, and biomechanics are linked together in the golf swing. The knowledge provides a definitive diagnostic approach to golf instruction, and the members of the UCA team will benefit from more productive practice sessions and faster improvement.

Dismuke, who played golf for the No. 1-ranked University of Arkansas golf team in 1997, has been the head men’s golf coach at UCA since August 2003. He came to UCA in 2000 to help resurrect the men’s golf program, then helped start the women’s golf program in 2002. Dismuke has had numerous all-conference and allrRegion golfers, individual and team conference champions and NCAA Regional and National Tournament participants in his 14 years at UCA. Individually, he has earned several conference and regional coach of the year honors. 

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