The Hendrix College women’s soccer team, sixth seeded in the Southern Athletic Association tournament, defeated second-seeded Birmingham-Southern, 4-2, Friday to advance to Sunday’s championship game at Danville, Ky.
The Warriors (8-8-4) will play top-seeded Centre in the title game.
Hendrix rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with goals by Melissa Miller, Lucy Moore, Maddie Mae Seyer and Hagan Griffith.
Jordan Rausch made seven saves.
At Mount Berry, Georgia, Birmingham-Southern defeated Hendrix in a hard-fought, five-set match in the Southern Athletic Association volleyball semifinals, 25-19. 25=20, 21-25, 21-25, 15-13.
Bradi Ryan had 11 kills for the Warriors and Lauren Petrisin added 10 kills and eight digs.
Jeanette McGrath had 25 digs and Amber Wilkerson 18.
Petrisin and Lauren Dwyer made first team all-conference. Ryan was named to the second team.
UCA women’s soccer
At Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday, top-seeded Lamar eliminated the University of Central Arkansas (11-10) from the Southland Conference soccer tournament, 2-1, in the semifinals.
Trailing 2-0, UCA got its only goal in the 60th minute from Dayna Mounie.
Despite controlling the possession over the remaining eight minutes, the Bears were unable to find an equalizer.
Central Arkansas held a seven to six advantage in shots, but put just two on frame. In goal, Anna Hughes made one save for the Bears.
At Columbia, Mo., on Friday, Stephens College (4-18, 4-9) eliminated the chances of Central Baptist College of making the American Midwest Conference tournament, ending the season for the Mustangs (11-20, 3-9) with a 25-22, 25-14, 26-24 victory.
“I’m just proud of the growth we had this year,” said coach Shatel Gaines. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build this program. We accomplished a lot. We are very young and I’m looking forward to the future.”
Kelsy Knox led the way for CBC with 11 kills. Hope Johnson posted 29 assists as well and Lenee Gibson ended the season with 19 digs as the all-time digs leader for the Mustangs with 1,728.
The 11 victories were the most the Mustangs have had since 2012.
CBC cross country
At Elsah, Ill., on Friday, the CBC men finshed ninth and the women 10th in the American Midwest Conference cross country meet.
Macy Burroughs was the top Mustang finisher for the women, posting a time of 21:52.43 to place 29th in the field. Gloria Bell was next, finishing 43rd with a time of 23:18.30 followed closely by Allysia Marbley’s time of 23:41.71, good for 47th. Burroughs was also named the CBC Champion of Character.
TJ Tapley was the top finisher for the men’s team, posting a time of 37:52.93, beating Sean Baskin, who had been the top finisher in four meets this season. Baskin’s time of 38:30.51 was the second best on the team. Jian Bender finished third amongst the Mustangs, his best finish of the season, with a time of 41:21.16. Timothy Turner was selected as the Champions of Character recipient for the Mustangs.