The Conway Lady Cats went undefeated Saturday as they brought home the Gold from the Russellville Cyclone Invitational.
In pool play, the Lady Cats beat Benton 25-11; 25-17; Clarksville 25-2;25-9; and Alma 25-10; 25-11.
The Lady Cats landed in the Gold bracket with a No. 1 seed and faced Mount St. Mary Academy, a longtime conference foe. The Lady Cats defeated Mount St. Mary 25-11, 25-10. Moving on to the semifinal match, the Lady Cats took on host Russellville. The Lady Cats defeated Russellville 25-17, 25-17. In the championship match against Harrison, the Lady Cats pulled out the victory 25-18, 25-15.
For the tournament, Aryn Blumenberg had 121 assists. Aly Brinkley added 37 kills and seven blocks. Anna Lee Drennan had 31 kills.
Holly Stewart had seven aces. Megan Solberg had five aces and 39 digs. Marlee Scaife had seven blocks.
"The Lady Cats were on a roll Saturday," said coach Laura Crow. "I was extremely proud of how they all stepped up and played."
The Lady Cats take on Mount St. Mary at home on Tuesday starting beginning at 5 p.m.
Conway’s girls cruised to the title last weekend in the 36-hole Wampus Cat Invitational golf tourney.
The boys finished second to Cabot.
The teams played at Nutters Chapel Golf Club the first day and Centennial Valley Country Club the second.
The girls came in at 537. Central Arkansas Christian finished second at 604, followed by Cabot and Har-Ber, 619; and Hot Springs Lakeside, 647.
Casey Ott was medalist with a 70-71-141.
Other Conway scores were; Bailey Hawk, 92-96-188; Whitney Hill, 101-97-198; and Jaclyn Wells, 110-124-234.
Cabot, led by Logan Stephens’ 147, won the boys title with 593. Conway was second at 625.
Other teaqm scores were: North Little Rock, 638; Lakeside, 642; Conway Blue, 652; Har-Ber, 664; and Bryant, 688.
Whit Parker led Conway with a 76f-73-149. He was followed by Blake Brindley, 80-76-156; Jackson Goodwin, 81-78-159; Hunter Hull, 83-79-162; and Michael Tate, 168.
Conway Blue scores were; Jon Jackson, 80-77-157; Jett Tolliver, 77-86-163; Jake Jackson, 77-88-165; Will Rose, 83-85-168; Davis Zimmerman, 86-94-180.
At Fairfield Bay, the Conway Christian tennis teams achieved several high seedings last week in competition for placements at the 2A district tournament on Oct. 3
In boys singles, Winston Strawn and David Belvardi will be seeded 1-2. For boys doubles, Zach Ward and his partner Jake DeBusk earned the second seed.
In girls singles, Katherine Huff is seeded first, with teammate Caroline Henley seeded third.
The Eagles dominated girls doubles, with sisters Macey and McKenna Vaught claimed the No. 1 seed, with teammates Abby Austin and Allyson Oliver seeded second.
Hendrix Men’s Soccer
The Hendrix College men’s soccer team lost to NCAA Division II opponent Harding University, 2-0, at Warrior Field Sunday, ending the Warriors’ winning streak at two.
The game was tied 0-0 at half, but the visiting Bisons (6-1) broke scored in the 53rd minute. They added another goal in the 74th minute.
Harding outshot Hendrix (2-4) 32-4 overall and 12-0 on goal. The Bisons also led in corner kicks 8-1.
UCA Men’s Soccer
At San Antono, Texas, Incarnate Word, which tied the UCA men’s soccer team 1-1 six days before, took a 2-1 overtime victory over the Bears (2-3-1) in the rematch here.
Freshman Niklas Brodacki scored for UCA.
The lead would hold until the 86th minute, when the Cardinals took advantage of a long throw-in that resulted in a poor clearance from the Bears. Jelani Mark collected the clearance and found O’Neal Moore who fired a shot off the UCA defense and in to even the match at 1-1 with the clock winding down.
"We gave the game away late on a long throw," said UCA head coach Ross Duncan. "It’s a very frustrating result, because we put ourselves into a position to take home a road win, and now we’ve lost it."
UIW’s Daniel Nevarez scored the winning goal when he collected his own rebound off the post and fired it in for the golden goal.