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UCA soccer, volleyball and cross country

Posted: September 1, 2014 - 12:49pm

JONESBORO — The University of Central Arkansas women’s soccer team scored two second-half goals Sunday on the way to a 2-1 victory over Arkansas State.

Arkansas State (1-2) grabbed the lead in the 13th minute, as Jena Kelley and Samhia Simao strung a pair of passes together to feed Mykel Ward, who slid the ball past Central Arkansas keeper Anna Hughes. UCA (2-0-1) got goals from Vanessa Randall and Allie Coleman on a breakaway and held Hughes made five saves to earn the win for the Bears.

UCA MEN’S SOCCER

After a rainout Friday, the UCA men’s soccer team opened the season Sunday with 2-1 victory over Incarnate Word att the Bill Stephens Complex.

Wes Carson and Logan Miller (off a head amidst a group of players) scored for the Bears.

UCA returns to the field on Friday evening against Eastern Illinois at home.

UCA VOLLEYBALL

EUGENE, Ore. — After a 25-10, 25-10, 24-26, 25-19 loss to Ohio State on Saturday night, the University of Central Arkansas volleyball team finished 0-3 in the Oregon Invitational.

Grace Singleton was named to the all-tournament team. OThe sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas led the team with 33 kills, averaging 3.00 kills per set while adding 13 digs and two service aces.

UCA CROSS COUNTRY

MEMPHIS — The University of Central Arkansas men’s cross country team placed three runners in the Top 20 and finished third overall at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic.

The men finished third out of 12 teams, while the UCA women were seventh out of 14 squads.

Freshman Julian Jeandree finished 14th in 20:43.82 for the four-mile run. Junior Ryan Davidson was 15th (20:47.99), while sophomore Grant Williams finished 18th (20:56.58). Junior Al Maeder was 21st (21:03.72), while junior Josh Quiroga was 22nd (21:04.41). Freshman Preston Borg came in 25th (21:08.45), freshman Alonzo Pollum was 28th (21:14.38) and freshman Brant Cook was 29th (21:16.98).

For the UCA women, sophomre Brigette Caruthers led the way with a 27th place finish in 19:17.50 over the 5K course. Freshman Diana Moreno was 32nd (19:23.94), followed by freshman Abigal Topham in 46th (20:05.58). Sophomore Madison Sewell was 55th (20:18.30), while junior Sophie Clauss was 64th (20:37.73) and freshman Helen Senesse was 67th (20:40.30).

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