With Friday’s 1-0 victory over Little Rock Central, with Cailyn Carroll scoring the only goal, the Conway girls soccer team completed a 3-0 week without allowing a goal.
The Lady Cats (15-1-1, 11-0) defeated Cabot, 6-0, with goals from Julia Pettit, Alex Fahr, Caitlyn Carroll, Sarah Phillips and two from Ashley Johnson. In a 6-0 victory over North Little Rock, Alex Carter scored three goals, Alex Fahr with two and Ashley Johnson with one.
"It was a long week for the girls and they are definitely tired," said coach Whitney Allison. "I am very happy with how the girls are playing right now. The teamwork and work ethic on the field is impressive and inspirational.
"Next week is a huge week for us. Tuesday we go to Bryant, whose only loss in conference is to us. They will give us everything they have Tuesday. Then we return home Friday for our Senior Night vs Van Buren. The 11 seniors on this team have been a vital part of this program’s success and Friday night will be a celebration of their impact and imprint on this team."
Also on Friday, the Lady Cats will be hosting a "Shootout for the Summers," the family of Morgan Summers, a daughter of Marty and Jordan Morgan Summers. Morgan has been diagnosed with Larsen’s Syndrome. Every team member will be collecting sponsors. Donations can be made as a lump sum or so much per goal the Lady Cats score. There will also be donation jars at the boys and girls soccer games that evening.
The University of Central Arkansas Bears pounded out 13 hits and junior Jeffery Enloe struck out nine as the Bears downed the UTSA Roadrunners 8-4 in Southland Conference action on Friday night at Bear Stadium.
The Bears (17-21, 11-11) won their sixth consecutive home conference game as Jonathan Davis, Ethan Harris and Garrett Brown had three hits each off a pair of UTSA pitchers. Brown went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBI, while Davis and Harris were both 2 for 5 with two RBI each.
No. 5 Oklahoma run-ruled the University of Central Arkansas, 8-0, in six innings at Farris Field on Saturday.
The win was the 11th run-rule win of the season for the Sooners (40-7). UCA fell to 35-19 but still clinched its first berth in the Southland Conference postseason tournament because of conference results elsewhere. The Bears have a series remaining at McNeese State.
Keilani Ricketts got the start in the circle for the Sooners and responded with her 17th game this season with at least 10 strikeouts to move to 25-6 on the year. Ricketts finished the game by allowing just one hit, her sixth one-hit game of the year, and striking out 13 while not allowing a walk. Kelsie Armstrong took the loss for UCA to fall to 22-12.