HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team jumped to a first-place tie Monday after two rounds of the Little Rock Golf Classic being played at Diamante Country Club.
UCA shot 295 on Monday to go with a first-round 298 and is tied with UTEP at 593. UMKC and North Texas are next at 597, followed by Sam Houston State (601), Missouri State (602), Houston Baptist (603), Little Rock (604), Stephen F. Austin (613), Wichita State (616), Arkansas State (620), Oral Roberts and Jacksonville State (621), ULM (624), Montana (631) and Northern Iowa (642).
UCA senior Brenda Gonzalez is tied for sixth overall with rounds of 73-73 for a 2-over 146. Sophomore Cindy Oh is in eight place with rounds of 75-72-147, while junior Fernanda Lira (73-77-150) is tied for 17th, sophomore Emma Svensson (78-74_-52) is tied for 25th and senior Morgan Best (77-76-153) is tied for 27th. Freshman YeJi Lim, playing as an individual, is tied for 32nd (78-76!54) and sophomore Sally Fridstrom is tied for 51st (77-80-157).
The final round is set for Tuesday morning.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: John Brown University defeated Central Baptist College, 104-94, in men’s basketball Saturday in the Mustangs’ season opener.
CBC had 27 points off 19 forced turnovers and would score 25 points on second-chance shots.
Fred Albright had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs. Marcellous Green and Mike Evans added 18.
VOLLEYBALL: CBC’s volleyball team won its second American Midwest Conference game with a 25-21, 24-26, 25-17, 25-22 victory over St Louis College of Pharmacy.
Hope Johnson had 35 assists. Lenee Gibson had 21 digs. Gloria Bell had 14 kills.
SOCCER: At St, Louis, the Mustangs lost, 3-1, to Missouri Baptist in their final AMC game of the season.
The Mustangs (2-14, 1-10), got on the board with seven minutes in the game on a kick by Ben Holmes. He was assisted by Corey Laisure and Oscar Martinez. Missouri Baptist (8-7-3) would be held to four shots in the first period but connected before half on a shot by Joshua Phillips with an assist by Erick Ocampo. Ocampo added to his goal total with a second half shot (53:52) that would give the Spartans the lead 2-1. Thales Teixeira scored for MBU to make the final margin.
Sage Ricker had four saves.
In the women’s game, Missouri Baptist romped to a 10-0 victory. CBC (2-15, 2-10) was held to no shots.
UCA MEN’S SOCCER
The University of Central Arkansas men (6-7-2) came from behind Saturday night for a 3-2 overtime victory over Drake (5-10, 2-5-1) in men’s soccer at Des Moines, Iowa.
After some early pressure by Drake to open extra time, the Bears found the game-winner on the counter, as Niklas Brodacki played a ball forward to junior William Woody on the breakaway. Woody went far post for the golden goal, giving the Bears the 3-2 win.
Chris Holmes and Harris Partain also scored for the Bears.
Central Arkansas closes out the regular season at Saturday, playing host to Missouri State. Prior to the match, the Bears will honor the career achievements of seniors Jordan Bates, Brandon Wilde, Dylan Brog, Kayiraba Toure, Wes Carson, and Alejandro Moquete.