Senior forward Connor Silvestri of Conway broke the Hendrix College career goals record as the Warriors topped the University of the Ozarks, 5-0, in soccer Tuesday night.
He scored a pair of goals, giving him 37 for his career, passing Duncan Keegan’s (2008-11) mark of 36. Silvestri is also eight points behind Keegan’s school record of 93.
Hendrix (2-0-1) also set another milestone as it was the first time the Warriors have recorded three consecutive shutouts in the program’s 22-year history. Freshman keeper Marco Luna has been in goal for all three of the matches and he recorded three saves in Tuesday’s win over the Eagles (0-1-1).
Silvestri opened the scoring just 2:33 into the game, finding the net on passes from freshman Pedro Sagone and sophomore Joe Esrock. Freshman midfielder Jacob Pierce found the net with an assist from sophomore Greg Gandy eight minutes into the contest to go up 2-0. Silvestri scored the record-breaking goal on a spectacular scissor kick from 18 yards out after a pass from junior Tresor Mukiza in the 19th minute. Freshman C.J. Thompson gave the Warriors a 4-0 lead in the 39th minute after he knocked in Sagone’s shot that bounced off the crossbar. Sophomore Kyle Wicks blasted a kick through the Eagles’ keeper hands with one minute to play for the final score of the game.
Hendrix outshot Ozarks 22-7 and had an 11-3 shots on goal advantage.
Hendrix will play the second game of a six-match home stand on Friday against East Texas Baptist at 8 p.m.
ARKADELPHIA — The Hendrix College women’s soccer team lost to NCAA Division II opponent Ouachita Baptist 1-0 here Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers (2-1) outshot the Warriors (1-2) 17-5 overall, but only had a 5-3 advantage in shots on goal.
After being tied at the half, OBU’s Leah Anderson broke the scoreless game in the 57th minute.
Hendrix freshman keeper Rachel Zweig, making her first collegiate start, made four saves in goal. Shelby Shepherd stopped three shots for the Lady Tigers. Hendrix will be back in action on Friday when they host East Texas Baptist at 6 p.m.
Conway’s boys and girls tennis squads dominated the Benton Panthers in a non-conference match played on Tuesday at the Hendrix Courts.
Conway’s girls won all five contested matches while the boys swept singles matches and split doubles tilts.
“We had a good day and it was good to be back on the courts,” said Conway Coach Jeff Gifford. “All of our players have been working hard and it’s good to show that hard work off against a long-time rival.”
Both teams return to action on Thursday when they travel to Russellville to take on the Cyclones.
Individual results for the Cats and Lady Cats: