The Hendrix College men’s soccer team remained unbeaten, topping Simpson College 4-3 to open the Warrior Classic on Friday.
Senior midfielder Grant Womack had a hand in every score for the Warriors (5-0-1), recording two goals, including the game-winner, and two assists. Senior forward Connor Silvestri of Conway netted goals in the 7th and 17th minutes to give Hendrix an early 2-0 lead. Womack assisted both goals and sophomore defender Greg Gandy helped on the latter.
The Warriors were finally scored upon in the 20th minute, ending a scoreless streak of almost 490 minutes to start the season,
In the second half, Silvestri found Womack for a goal in the 64th minute. Simpson answered 13 seconds later on Kusy goal to tie the contest 3-3. Womack secured the game for Hendrix with his first career game-winner in the 79th minute.
Freshman keeper Marco Luna recorded four stops for the Warriors and Luke Aronow had seven for the Storm.
Hendrix will wrap up the Warrior Classic on Sunday against UT Tyler.
PURCHASE, N.Y. — The Hendrix College women’s soccer team won its third consecutive match by defeating Manhattanville College 2-1 on Friday night. Freshman midfielder Summerlin Criswell picked up a goal and an assist for the Warriors (4-2).
Criswell, a former Conway Christian standout, scored in the eighth minute on a pass from the endline by fellow freshman Samantha Lallas to give Hendrix an early lead. The Valiants (2-4) tied it back up in the 12th minute when Brittney Smith scored on a tap-in after a through ball by Erika Deetjen. The game remained tied until the 62nd minute, when senior forward Mel Roach, the Warriors’ leader with eight goals, put one in under the crossbar with assists from Criswell and freshman Sydney King.
Senior Megan Childress earned the win in goal with three saves.
HUNTSVILLE — The University of Central Arkansas volleyball team rebounded from their first defeat of the season with a straight-set victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday.
Jessica Hays had 40 kills for the Sugar Bears (12-1, 1-1)
The Hendrix College volleyball team suffered a 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 loss to Birmingham-Southern College in Southern Athletic Association play at Grove Gymnasium on Saturday.
The visiting Panthers (6-4, 2-0) outhit the Warriors (3-8, 1-2) .250 to .133 and had a 45-29 kills advantage.
Senior Melissa Clement led Hendrix with nine kills and also had two block assists. Freshman setter Breanna Wright registered 20 assists, two aces and a season-high seven digs. Sophomore libero Ella Concavage-Nasar led all players with 17 digs.
Friday, Millaps (7-2, 1-1) swept the Warriors, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22 in their home opener.
Sophomore middle blocker Carson Hunters set career-highs with 13 kills and a .423 hitting percentage to go with two blocks for the Warriors. Clement had 12 kills and hit .588 and senior right side Katie Bates added seven kills. Freshman libero Jill Sikes led the defense with 10 digs.
After beginning the season with victories over Greenbrier (26-6) and Little Rock Catholic (13-7), Conway Blue lost its first game, 22-14 at Noth Little Rock on Thursday in junior high football.
Conway scored in the first quarter on a 69-yard pass from Harold Ross to Matt Strickland. Madison Wright ran for the etra point.
Trailing 16-7 i the third quarter, Conway recovered an onside kick and Ross completed passes to Dartanion Thompson and Jordan Ester to set up a short scoring run by Jeff Thomas.
After the Charging Wildcats scored to lead 22-14, Ross passed 40 yards to Strickland on the last play on the third quarter to put the Kittens inside the 5. North Little Rock made a goal-line stand to secure the victory.
JONESBORO — Conway boys and girls had two second-place finishes Saturday in the Hurricane Classic golf tournament.
The boys fired a combined 304. Jonesboro won at 299. Parker Rice led the Cats with a 72. Chase Netherton added a 76, Other scores were: Lincoln Hill, 77; Tanner Bezet, 79; Carson Roberts, 81; Austin Smith, 85. Trent Jones of Jonesboro was medalist at 71.
With Summar Roachell not in the lineup, the CHS girls finished second at 261 to Hot Springs Lakeside’s 260.
Alexis McDaniel led the Lady Cats with an 82. Other scores were: Tristan Jenkins, 88; Logan Tolliver, 91; Emily Lock, and Anna Turner, 93; and Morgan Clark, 104.
Conway Christian’s golf teams wrapped up the regular season lat week with matches at Tannenbaum and Mountain Ranch Golf Club.
At Tannebaum, Brandon Helms led the Eagles with a 39 that included four lipouts. Caleb Kubacek of Maumelle High was medalist at 35.
Breanna Keith led CCS girls with a 46.
At Mountain Ranch, Helms and Jarret Bowden led the Eagles with a 73. Keith led the CCS girls at 49.
CCS will play in its conference tournament Monday at The Links at Cadron Valley.
JOPLIN, Mo. — The Hendrix College men’s cross country team placed 15th in the college division in wet conditions at the Missouri Southern Stampede on Saturday morning. Senior Stephen Borutta paced the Warriors with a 27:17.10 times, good for 43rd place on the 8K course.
Senior Andres Ramirez followed in 62nd place at 27:43.04 and freshman Jeffrey Scott placed 82nd in 28:13.34. Senior Wes Haynie completed the race in 28:24.61, finishing 94th and senior Micah Cothren was 141st in 29:39.60 to round out the scoring for Hendrix
Southwestern (Kan.) won the men’s field with 48 points.
The Warrior women only had three runners compete and did not have a team score. Senior Stephanie Davenport placed 119th, running the 5K course in 21:31.26. Freshman Constance Robinson placed 163rd in 23:07.25 and sophomore Nicholle Cromwell was 192nd in 26:31.63.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Hendrix College field hockey team started the Southern Athletic Association schedule with a 5-0 victory at Transylvania University on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors (3-1, 1-0) picked up their third straight win by outshooting the Pioneers (0-5, 0-1) 26-6 and 18-2 on goal.
Sophomore goalkeeper Betsy Kelly picked up two saves for her third consecutive shutout. TU keeper Sara Aschbacher had eight saves in 43 minutes and Katie Jackel had five in 27 minutes.
Hendrix will face another SAA opponent on Sunday when they travel to Centre College in Danville, Ky.
The UCA women’s soccer team (7-2) easily defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 6-0, Saturday in a weather-shortened game at Farris Field.