The University of Central Arkansas women’s soccer team, off to a 2-0 start, claimed two of the three Player of the Week honors for last week’s play in the Southland Conference.
UCA junior midfielder Kristen Pollard was named offensive player of the week, while senior teammate Kelsey Gochnauer was named goalkeeper of the week. Stephen F. Austin senior was selected as defender of the week.
Pollard started the season with three assists and two goals in coming off the bench in both of UCA’s wins. Against Alcorn State, Pollard, a Broken Arrow, Okla., , native, picked up her three assists while adding a goal. Pollard scored another goal against Louisiana-Monroe, giving her seven points on the early season.
Gochnauer allowed just one goal in two matches last week to help the Bears sweep their season-opening road trip. Against Alcorn State, the Lee’s Summit, Mo., native, stopped the only shot she faced to preserve the shutout. Against Louisiana-Monroe, Gochnauer recorded six saves on seven chances to lead Central Arkansas to a 2-1 win.
Conway Christian opened its volleyball season Monday with a 25-15, 25-10, 16-25, 16-25 15-10 loss to Class 5A’s Central Arkansas Christian.
"I told the girls that they played well against CAC, but just because you win two games in a row doesn’t mean you stop trying and being aggressive," said first-year coach Suzanne Feimster. "This was great experience for our team to start the season against a good team like CAC."
Emily Hill had 32 digs and five assists for the Lady Eagles. Payton Cope had two aces, three kills, two blocks and 21 assists. Andrea Howell had 10 kills and seven blocks. Jordan Williams added four kills, one block and four digs. Olivia Meriweather had 12 kills and six digs. Other top efforts were by Morgan May, three kills, two blocks; Landry May, three aces, three digs, one block, two kills; Marissa Payne, nine assists.
The Lady Eagles play in the Cave City Classic this weekend.
The Arkansas Baseball Academy and the Arkansas Travelers are hosting a showcase tryout/fundamentals camp on Sept.30 from noon to 5 p.m.
The showcase camp is open to high school players, ages 15-18, at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. It will be conducted in front of college coaches and pro scouts. A fundamentals camp will follow the showcase.
Early registration is $90 by Sept. 15. The cost will be $95 for registration between Sept. 15-28 and $100 the day of the camp. The cost will include a shirt and an evaluation.
One hundred slots are available. Further information can be obtained at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-765-4805.