The Central Arkansas volleyball team managed a five-set victory Saturday over Southeastern Lousiana to push their record to 14-1 on the season.
The Sugar Bears (14-1, 3-1 SLC) hit .253 for the match, led by Taylor Hammonds, who hit .458 on her way to 13 kills on day. Jessica Hays led Central Arkansas with 22 kills, but the Sugar Bears saw five different players record double-digit kills. Heather Schnars and Kyle Hartman both turned in 11 kills, and Alicia Dittrich collected ten. Marissa Collins drove the offense, distributing 58 assists in the match. Shelbee Berringer helped lead the Central Arkansas defense, with 22 digs.
Southeastern Louisiana (5-7, 1-3) hit .269 for the match, highlighted by a third set in which they hit .542. Courtney Donald led the way with 17 kills and a hitting percentage of .469. Becky Bekelja turned in 36 assists, and Megan McMilin collected 19 digs.
The Sugar Bears hit the road for their next two games, traveling to Natchitoches, Louisiana to battle Northwestern State on Thursday, and to Nacogdoches, Texas, for a match with Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.
The Central Arkansas men’s soccer team edged Mercer, 2-1, Saturday to move to 6-1 on the season.
UCA took the lead in the 34th minute when Ethan Miller corralled a rebound and slid it into the back of the net for his second goal of the season. They added some insurance in the 75th minute when Alex Ghiffari collected a pass from Mickey Segura and blasted it home from 15 yards out for his first goal of the season.
UCA took 14 shots, placing four of them on goal. They were led by Miller, who put two of his four chances on goal. Mercer (4-3-1) fired off eight shots on the day, with Carl-Oscar Andersson, Will Betts, and Ryan King each placing one on goal.
Cody Gibson made three saves in goal for the Bears, but the true defensive standout was the Central Arkansas back line, which “did a nice job of eliminating any serious chances,” said coach Ross Duncan.
The Bears battle the Kangaroos of UMKC at on Wednesday evening before traveling to Saint Louis to battle the Bilikens of Saint Louis University on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rhodes College(4-2, 3-0) handed Hendrix College its first conference field hockey defeat Saturday, 2-1.
The Lynx (4-2, 3-0) won the contest 2-1, despite the Warriors (4-2, 2-1) having a 5-2 shots advantage.
After a scoreless first half, the Lynx scored in the 39th minute when Katie Faucher found the cage with an assist from Kat Simpson. Simpson assisted Kate Taylor’s goal in the 51st minute to put the Lynx up 2-0. Hendrix sophomore midfielder Dani Coley broke the shutout in the 63rd minute on a team-leading fifth assist of the year by junior defender Elizabeth Lancaster.
Conway Christian girls golf team qualified for the Class 2A state tournament by winning the 2A-3 championship at The Links at Cadron Valley.
The Lady Eagles posted a team score of 144, led by senior Breanna Keith’s low round of the day, 40. Leanna Sartain posted a 51 and Sarah Nekonchuk posted a 53.