St. Joseph basketball teams net victories

The St. Joseph basketball teams opened their seasons with two victories apiece, downing Kipp Delta on opening night before defeating LISA Academy.

On Thursday, the St. Joseph girls defeated Kipp Delta 62-10. Heather Moix led with 27 points, while Anna Mayor had 12 points and eight rebounds. Taylor Welch scored five points, while Jennifer Hegeman, Abby Kordsmeier and Taylor Womack all had four points each.

The Bulldogs captured a 62-32 win.

Andrew Beck led the way with 19 points and added five rebounds. Cole Schichtl scored 14 points, while Andrew Kordsmeier had seven points and seven boards. Drake Cooper added six poins.

Friday night, the Lady Bulldogs took a 49-11 win over LISA Academy.

Moix again led the way, this time with 13 points. Anna Mayor scored nine points, while Hanna Kordsmeier and Morgan Kordsmeier all had eight points each. Welch chipped in seven.

For the boys, Andrew Beck scored 14 points in the 63-38 win. Drake Cooper added 12 points, while Drew Bates scored eight. Andrew Kordsmeier and Landon Enderlin both scored seven.

UCA women, Northwestern State battle to tie

UCA SPORTS INFORMATION

NATCHITOCHES, La. — The University of Central Arkansas women’s soccer team ended its five-game losing streak in Southland Conference play on Friday, playing Northwestern State to a 1-1 tie at the Demon Soccer Complex. 

The Bears (5-9-2, 1-5-1 Southland) struck first, getting a goal from Kristin Pollard in the 25th minute, her fourth of the season. The goal came as a result of a throw-in for the Bears. The goal was one of three shots on goal for Pollard. 

The Lady Demons (7-9-1, 1-5-1) tied the game in the 65th minute on a goal from Rachel O’Steen. The goal was the first of the season for her. She was assisted by Megan Hunter, who contributed her fifth assist of the season. 

Neither team was able to get on the board again, resulting in a tie for the first time in the seven games between the teams. 

UCA had 17 shots with seven on goal. In addition to Pollard’s three, the Bears got shots on goal from Elizabeth Brady, Cassie Lange, Marissa Hicks, and Emma Reed. The Lady Demons had 15 and six, with on-goal attempts from O’Steen, Ashlee Savona, Alex Rios, and Cassidy Browning. O’Steen and Savona both provided two attempts on goal.

Kelsey Gochnauer manned the net for the duration of the game for the Bears, making a total of five saves on six shots faced. Christian Marks started in goal for the Lady Demons, contributing 45 minutes played and two saves on three shots faced. Jessica Danku took over in the net at half-time and logged 60 minutes played while stopping all four shots that she faced. 

The Bears will conclude their regular season next weekend on the road at Lamar and McNeese State. 

Hendrix men 

win, women tie 

in soccer

HENDRIX SPORTS INFORMATION

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Senior forward Duncan Keegan scored two goals and had two assists to help the Hendrix College men’s soccer team to a 5-1 victory at Southwestern University on Friday night. With the win, the Warriors improve to 7-6-3 overall and 3-3-1 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Hendrix also moved into sixth place, the final SCAC Tournament spot, with two games to play.

Keegan, the Warriors’ career leader with 87 points, assisted junior Connor Silvestri’s 11th goal of the year in the 22nd minute. Keegan scored in the 26th minute and junior midfielder Tresor Mukiza netted his first goal of the year in the 28th minute to put Hendrix up 3-0. Keegan and senior Collin Sitler assisted freshman Jake Thielke’s first career goal in the 42nd minute to give the Warriors a 4-0 halftime lead.

Keegan tied Silvestri, of Conway, for the team lead with 11 goals by scoring in the 57th minute. The Pirates (6-7-1, 3-3) avoided the shutout with a Thomas Davis score in the 74th minute.

Senior Adam Legg came up with three saves in goal for the Warriors. 

Hendrix outshout Southwestern 16-12 and 8-4 in shots on goal.

The Warriors will play at first place Trinity, the fifth-ranked team in the country, Sunday in San Antonio.

WOMEN

After 110 minutes of play, the Hendrix College women’s soccer team finished with a 1-1 double overtime tie at Southwestern University on Friday evening. With the tie, the Warriors (8-7-1, 4-2-1) moved into second place of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference by themselves with only one game remaining.

Hendrix now has 13 points in the standings and will play at first-place Trinity, who has 15 points, in San Antonio on Sunday. A win over the No. 3 Tigers would give the Warriors three more points and into first place. However TU will have two more games left and third-place Birmingham-Southern has three games remaining.

Against the host Pirates (6-6-2, 1-4-1), junior Morgan Scott put Hendrix up 1-0 in the 15th minute when she shot from 18 yards out and found the left side of the goal. The score was the sixth of the season for Scott. Southwestern tied the game in the 47th minute when Lindsay Jakszta scored on a penalty kick.

Warrior senior keeper Allison Mosley recorded 11 saves, while Sarah Nonaka had three for the Pirates.

Freshman Kerry Moon and juniors Hannah McGrew and Rebecca Rahn each took a shot on goal for Hendrix.

Texas State powers past Sugar Bears

Caleigh McCorquodale had a huge day for Texas State with 41 assists, 21 digs and three blocks Saturday afternoon and Amber Calhoun added 15 kills and 10 total blocks as the Bobcats knocked off the University of Central Arkansas by the score of 3-1 (25-13, 25-27, 25-18, 25-20).

The Sugar Bears struggled out of the gate, hitting just .000 in the opening set and dropping a lopsided set by the count of 25-13. The Bobcats hit .500 in the opening set and really never looked back through the remainder of the afternoon. 

With the victory, Texas State (18-6, 9-1) earned their ninth straight victory. The loss for UCA marked the first Southland Conference loss since Northwestern State defeated the Sugar Bears on Oct. 5.

Scout Brooks paced UCA (13-11, 7-3) on the afternoon, posting 11 kills, four digs and two service aces. Lindsey Barron chipped in 10 kills of her own and had one block. Marissa Collins posted a double-double with 41 assists and 13 digs. 

UCA returns home for their next match on Thursday to square off against Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Match time is set for 7 p.m.