Sideline: UCA soccer reaches title game; Sugar Bears win in a rout

The University of Central Arkansas men’s soccer team (8-10-1) defeated Bradley, 8-7, after two rounds of penalty kicks Friday night to advance to the Missouri Valley Conference championship game Sunday at Peoria, Ill.


Regulation ended 1-1. Brad Schindler scored the winning PK.

UCA-Hendrix basketball

The University of Central Arkansas Sugar opened their season Friday night at the Farris Center but it wasn’t much of a game.

The Sugar Bears led 37-5 at the half on the way to overwhelming Division III Hendrix, 79-22.

The Warriors were held to eight of 41 shooting (19 percent) and committed 32 turnovers. Kamry Orr had 14 points and seven steals. Taylor Sells had 14 points and six rebounds.

It’s the second lowest point total that the Sugar Bears have held a team in 155 games under coach Sandra Rushing,

UCA volleyball

McNeese State came from behind Thursday night for a 18-25, 18-25, 26-24, 25-17, 20-18 volleyball victory over the University of Central Arkansas (23-4, 12-3) at the Prince Centeer.

The fifth set proved to be the most exciting of the night, as the sides exchanged the lead eight times and played to 12 tie scores, but the Sugar Bears found themselves unable to salvage the victory despite saving match point on four occasions. Armstrong picked up eight more assists in the set, and Central Arkansas got three kills each from Haley Tippett, Allen, and Anderson.

Elizabeth Armstrong collected her fourth double-double of the night, handing out 60 assists and adding 17 digs to go along with six kills, three aces, and a pair of blocks. Samantha Anderson collected a match-high 25 kills, five digs, and three blocks, while Allen tallied a career-high 17 kills with four blocks, and Nash added 13 kills, six digs, and five blocks.

Central Arkansas will close out the regular season on Saturday afternoon, hosting the Nicholls Colonels at the Prince Center at noon. Despite Thursday night’s setback, the Sugar Bears could still earn a share of the Southland Conference title, with a win over the Colonels, combined with a Lamar upset of Stephen F. Austin.

CBC soccer

At Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College (17-2-2) took the American Midwest Conference men’s title with a 2-0 victory over Central Baptist College (9-110.

Sam Collins made six saves in net for the Mustangs.

The nine wins for the Mustangs are the most since they won 10 games in 2014.

Greenbrier basketball

Greenbrier opened its girls basketball season Thursday with a 45-38 victory over Fountain Lake.

Breleigh Simmons led the Lady Panthers with 16 points. Blysse Harmon added nine.

Greenbrier won the boys game, 74-45.

Mayflower junior girls

At Mayflower on Thursday, Mayflower’s junior girls led 21-5 at the half for a 39-25 victory over Guy-Perkins.

With 10 points each, the leading scorers for Mayflower were Karley Brown and Avery Muse.

CBC wrestling

At Little Rock on Thursday, Central Baptist College wrestlers won seven matches, three by forfeit on the way to a 31-0 victory over Arkansas Baptistg.

Jeff Williams won his match at 133 pounds by pinning his opponent with 4:11 left in the second period. JoeQuan Richardson outscored his opponent 12-10, winning by major decision at 149 pounds while Andres Perez won, 8-5, at 197 pounds and Darius Nathan won at 285 pounds, 6-3.



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