In a rematch of last year’s Southland Conference tournament championship match, the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears took a 3-1 victory over the Golden Eagles in volleyball Saturday at the Prince Center.
Central Arkansas (15-3, 7-0 SLC) was led offensively by senior Kyle Hartman, who hit .353 on her way to 16 kills, shattering her previous career high of nine. Scout Brooks added 12 kills and Heather Schnars added 11. Marissa Collins had match-high 46 assists to go along with nine digs and two aces. Shelbee Berringer and Corri Hunt led the way defensively, digging up 21 and 13 balls, respectively. Sara Pope led the way offensively for the Golden Eagles (13-4, 5-2 SLC), tallying 12 kills.
UCA MEN’S SOCCER
The University of Central Arkansas got a goal from Wes Carson in the 65th minute Saturday and battled to a 1-1 draw with Bradley in soccer at the Bill Stephens Complex.
Bradley went up 1-0 in the 12th minute, as Christian Okeke lofted a cross into the Central Arkansas box, where it was collected by Wojciech Wojcikj, who put it into the back of the net.
Patxi Shortsleeve made four saves and allowed one goal in net for Central Arkansas, a line equaled by Brian Billings for Bradley.
Central Arkansas returns to action on Wednesday at the University of Memphis.
The Hendrix College volleyball team swept Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps College in straight sets 25-17, 25-22, 27-25, at Grove Gymnasium on Saturday night.
The host Warriors (12-9, 3-5) cruised to a first set victory, connecting on 16 kills and hitting .314 while the Majors (11-10, 4-4) only managed seven kills and hit -.026. In the second set, Hendrix trailed 21-19, but ended the frame on 6-2 run while hitting .344 for the set.
Millsaps led 17-12 in the final game before Hendrix went on 7-0 run, led by three kills from senior outside hitter Katie Burchfield and two from freshman middle blocker Grace Griffin. The Majors pulled ahead 23-22, but a pair of kills from freshman outside MC Rogers and one from Burchfield and junior right side Carson Hunter helped the Warriors outscore the opposing team 5-2 over the final stretch.
Burchfield recorded season-bests with 19 kills and 13 digs while hitting .364 for the Warriors. Freshman right side Natalie Masten had eight kills and hit .438 and Rogers and Griffin each had seven kills. Freshman middle Samantha Stockdale recorded five kills and a season-high five blocks. Sophomore libero Felicia Beeman led the defense with 16 digs, tying her career-high, freshman Leila Matsumoto came up with 10 digs. Freshman setter Allison Gaia had 22 assists and a season-best 11 digs. Senior setter Zoe Calhoun recorded 21 assists, making her the second setter in school history to go over 3,000 career assists with a total of 3,016.
Hendrix will host Birmingham-Southern College at 1 p.m. Sunday.