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Sports roundup: UCA surges past Lamar for 19th vollyeball win

Posted: October 6, 2012 - 8:44pm

The Central Arkansas volleyball team defeated the Lamar Cardinals in straight sets on Saturday, pushing its record to 19-1.

After trailing 3-2 in the first set, the Sugar Bears (19-1, 7-1 SLC) took the lead and refuse to give it back, not trailing for the rest of the match on their way to set victories of 25-16, 25-16, and 25-18.

Scout Brooks led Central Arkansas in kills, collecting 13, to go along with five digs and .500 hitting percentage. Jessica Hays turned in 11 kills, eight digs, two service aces, and a block. Marissa Collins keyed the offense, dishing out 42 assists, and Shelbee Berringer helped pace the defense with 11 digs.

Lamar (9-12, 1-6 SLC) hit .133 for the match.

The Sugar Bears play at Missouri State on Monday.

The Central Arkansas women’s soccer team endured two separate weather delays before Friday night’s match was called in the 77th minute due to darkness, giving the visiting Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks a 1-0 victory.

After seven minutes of play, the game was delayed due to lightning. After a thirty minute stoppage, play resumed for only four minutes before lightning again delayed the game. When play resumed, the teams battled out the rest of the half, heading into halftime tied at 0-0.

The only goal of the game came in the 67th minute, when Becky Johnson blasted home a free kick from 35 yards out for her first goal this season.

The Bears (8-4-1, 0-1-1 SLC) took six shots, placing four on frame. They were led by Adriana Lucar, who placed two of her three shots on target. The Ladyjacks (10-3, 3-0 SLC) placed five of their 16 shots on goal.

Kelsey Gchnaeur played all 76 minutes in goal for the Bears, making four saves and allowing one goal.

The Bears return to the pitch on Sunday, facing off with McNeese State.

The Hendrix College field hockey team defeated Transylvania University 1-0 in Southern Athletic Association action at Warrior Field on Saturday.

The Warriors move to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in league play. With their fifth shutout of the season, Hendrix sits in second place behind Rhodes College, who is 5-0 in conference, with three games to play.

The Warriors dominated the Pioneers (1-9, 0-5) in possession with a 14-3 shots advantage and 13-3 edge in penalty corners.

Hendrix will host third-place Centre College on Sunday at 11 a.m.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham Southern took a 25-15, 19-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory over Hendrix College in Southern Athletic Association volleyball play Saturday.

In the fourth set, which featured 19 ties and eight lead changes, BSC and Hendrix were tied at 20-20, before the Panthers went on a 5-2 run to take the set and the match.

Senior middle blocker Melissa Clement led the Warriors with 12 kills, four blocks and hit .323. Clement now has a career kill total of 1,213, 17 away from Becca Clancy’s (2007-10) record of 1,230.

CLINTON, Miss. – After finishing as the runner-up the previous two years, the Hendrix College men’s cross country won the Mississippi College Watson Ford Invitational at Choctaw Trails on Friday.

The championship is the first for the Warriors in a full meet since joining NCAA Division III in 1992.

Hendrix had five three of the top five finishers, with senior Andres Ramirez running a season-best 8K time of 27:09.54 to capture first place. Senior Wes Haynie finished fourth in 27:24.07 and senior Stephen Borutta was fifth in 27:30.24. Freshmen Jeffrey Scott and Andy McCall both ran season-bests, with Scott taking 10th in 27:58.17 and McCall finishing 13th with a time of 28:22.55.

“The guys raced like monsters,” said head coach Patrick MacDonald. “They finally put together a great race from what has been building for the last month, and the owned the second half of the race.”

The Warriors scored 33 points and were followed by Mississippi College (60), Xavier (La.) (64), Millsaps (79), East Texas Baptist (130), Belhaven (166) and Tougaloo (200).

The Hendrix women finished fifth place. They were paced by senior Stephanie Davenport, who completed the 6K course in 26:54.14, placing 12th. Freshman Haley Stratton placed 27th in 29:43.83 and sophomore Laura Gressler was 28th in 30:00.94. Freshmen Constance Robinson (31st, 30:40.43) and Leah Bishop (34th, 31:17.84) rounded out the scoring for the Warriors.

Xavier and Mississippi each scored 37 points to tie for first place. Tougaloo and East Texas Baptist each had 131 points, Hendrix had 132 and Hinds CC finished with 134.

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