The University of Central Arkansas women’s soccer team defeated Arkansas-Little Rock for the first time in history Wednesday night.
The Bears (6-1) won 4-1 for the first victory in six meetings with the Lady Trojans.
Elizabeth Brady scored first for UCA on a cross from Maddi Poteet. Vanessa Randall then scored on a rebound shot from 8 yards out. In the 50th minute, Brady fed to the middle of the box where Adrianna Lucar scored her ninth goal of the season. After the Lady Trojans scored in the 56th minute, the Bears responded when Conway’s Brooke Ballard found the net off a corner kick from Vanessa Randall.
Kelsey Gochnauer made four saves in 45 minutes and Lyndzey Goff made one save and allowed one goal in 45 minutes.
The Bears play this weekend at SIU-Edwardsville and Arkansas State.
Morrilton swept volleyball matches from Greenbrier on Wednesday night.
In varsity play, Morrilton won 25-23, 25-13, 25-15.
MacKenzie Neumeier had three aces, nine assists and 19 digs for the Lady Panthers (4-4, 0-2). Mackenzi Burrow was 11 of 12 on serves with 13 digs. Marrissa Hollenbaught was perfect on serves with four kills and four blocks. Kenzie Batterton had 10 kills and seven blocks. Cameron Roberts had four kills and Haley Heacox was perfect on serves.
Morrilton won the JV games 25-12, 25-19.
Hayley Hillard, Emma Scribner and Heather Wilcox were service leaders for the Lady Panthers. Scribner had 11 digs as did Haley Miller, who had five kills. Sarah Langston had two kills.
Playing its first volleyball match in its history, Ruth Doyle Middle School seventh-graders lost to Carl Stuart Middle School on Wednesday night, 25-22 and 25-23.
Bailey Glover and Madison Hefner had six aces each for Ruth Doyle.
Carl Stuart won the B game 25-18, 25-12. Lacey Simpson led Ruth Doyle with six aces and three digs.