ITTA BENA, Miss. — The Central Arkansas women’s soccer team easily handled Mississippi Valley State on Friday, 7-1, to improve to 4-1 overall and 3-0 on the road this season.
Central Arkansas built a 3-0 lead in the first period, then extended it in the second half in an offensive onslaught in which Adriana Lucar record her second hat trick of the season, four Bears in all record goals and seven credited with assists.
Lucar, who has seven goals on the season, the most by a UCA player since moving to Division I, got the scoring started in the 12th minute. Emma Reed added her first goal in the 30th, and the first-half scoring was capped by Marisela Chavez netting her fourth of the season.
Lucar struck again just more than eight minutes apart in the second half, putting the Bears ahead 5-0 before the Devilettes got on the board in the 80th minute. The Bears closed it out with a pair of goals from Cristin Curl in the 84th and 90th minutes.
The Bears tallied 17 shots, putting 16 of them on frame, while holding MVSU to five shots.
UCA’s road swing ends on Sunday when the Bears travel to Alabama A&M for a 1 p.m. start.
RICHARDSON, Texas – The Hendrix College volleyball team ended the UT Dallas Labor Day Tournament on a high note, topping LeTourneau University 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 in their final match of the weekend on Saturday.
The Warriors (1-3) lost to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 25-17, 25-23, 25-11 earlier in the day.
Against LeTourneau, senior middle blocker Melissa Clement paced the Hendrix offense with 13 kills and added three blocks.
After dropping the first set 25-17 to the Cru (3-0) in the opener, the Warriors trailed 23-19 in the second frame. Hendrix went on a 4-0 run, including a service ace from junior Katie Burchfield and a Clement kill, but UMHB stopped the rally with a pair of kills to take the set.
The Warriors will be back in action on Friday at the UT Tyler/Trinity Mother Frances Invitational. They will open the tournament with a rematch against UMHB.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – For the second straight match, the Hendrix College men’s soccer team pitched a shutout, but this time took home a 1-0 victory against Piedmont College on Saturday.
Freshman goalkeeper Marco Luna has now started his career with two consecutive shutouts after the Warriors (1-0-1) tied Maryville College 0-0 on Friday.
“We played a fresh team after we played last night,” said Hendrix head coach Doug Mello. “We were worried about our recovery time, but we stepped up and played hard in hot conditions today.“
Freshman forward Pedro Sagone scored the lone goal in the 50th minute on a passes from freshman midfielder Jacob Pierce and freshman defender John McGrath.
“Defensively, two of our senior captains, Dylan Reed and Kevin Gregory, ruled the middle against strong Piedmont players. They cleared the box and helped initiate our attacks,” said Mello. “Overall, it was good weekend,” Mello said. “We really came together and gelled. We have a good defense and they played really well. However, we need to a do a better job of taking advantage of our scoring opportunities.”
The Warriors will return home to host the University of the Ozarks on Tuesday at 7 p.m.