The Hendrix College volleyball team upped its winning streak to three Wednesday night by sweeping Rhodes College, 25-22, 25-13, 31-29, at Grove Gymnasium.
With the win, the Warriors improved to 14-9 overall and 5-5 in the Southern Athletic Association, while the Lynx fell to 7-16 and 4-6.
For the match, Hendrix hit .321 with 46 kills, 11 aces, 51 digs and eight blocks. Rhodes hit .238 with 46 kills, two aces, 51 digs and four blocks.
Freshman right side Natalie Masten led the Warriors with a season-best 13 kills and hit .500. Senior outside Katie Burchfield had her fourth double-double of the year with 10 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore libero Felicia Beeman tied her career-high with 21 digs and freshman setter Allison Gaia recorded 22 assists.
Hendrix will go on the road to face first place Berry on Saturday.
UCA MEN’S SOCCER
MEMPHIS — The University of Memphis defeated the University of Central Arkansas men’s soccer team, 2-1, in overtime Wednesday.
The Bears (4-7-2) grabbed the lead in the 18th minute, as Logan Miller fed the ball to Wes Carson along the Memphis back line. Carson turned up field, breaking through the Memphis (7-5-1) defense and slamming the ball home for his seventh goal of the season and fifth in the past five games. Memphis piled the pressure on following Carson’s goal, getting six shots after Central Arkansas took the lead, but each one was either saved by Patxi Shortsleeve or missed the net.
Memphis continued to apply the pressure in the second half, outshooting Central Arkansas 15-2 in the period. In the 86th minute, when Simon Estornel lofted a corner into the Central Arkansas box, where Mark Sherrod headed it home to lock the score at 1-1. Neither team was able to find a game-winner in regulation, sending the match to overtime.
Memphis wasted little time in finding the game-winner, needing just 26 seconds for Shane Keely to fire a cross into the Central Arkansas box, where it was headed home by Fakhry Khulfan to give the Tigers the win.
HENDRIX WOMEN’S SOCCER
The Hendrix College women’s soccer dueled Lyon College to a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Warrior Field on Wednesday night.
The Warriors (6-4-3) scored early in the eighth minute when sophomore midfielder Danielle Luther headed in a corner kick from sophomore forward Samantha Lallas. Hendrix remained up until Monica Ayala scored in the 82nd minute.
The Scots (8-5-1) outshot the Warriors 31-9 overall and 15-3 on goal. Lyon took nine shots in the extra minutes to Hendrix’s one.
Hendrix will host Southern Athletic Association opponent Birmingham-Southern College on Saturday at 5 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH VOLLEYBALL
St. Joseph’s volleyball team wrapped up conference play Wednesday with a 25-7, 25-15, 25-13 victory over Rose Bud at Rose Bud, then defeated North Pulaski.
Meagan Briggler had seven kills for the Lady Bulldogs (17-5, 14-2).
Madeline Moix served 20 of 20 with two blocks. Sydney Spradlin had three aces and 10 digs and Rachel Briggler, 10 assists.
In a 25-20, 25-7, 25-19 victory over North Pulaski, Meagan Briggler had eight kills. Spradlin and Moix were service leaders. Rachel Briggler had 15 assists. Spradlin and Hoelzeman were digs leaders.
"North Pulaski hits the ball really well and we did a good job defending," said St. Joseph coach Luke Davis.
St. Joseph won the JV game, 25-23, 25-21.
The Lady Bulldogs play in the district tournament next week at Harding Academy.