The Hendrix College volleyball team moved to 5-0 in Southern Athletic Association play with a 25-22, 25-13, 25-8 win at Millsaps College on Sunday afternoon.
Senior outside hitter MC Rogers recorded nine digs in the match, giving her 1,008 for her career. She is the first player in program history to reach both the 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig milestones. Freshman outside hitter Lauren Dwyer had 14 kills and seven digs.
UCA women’s soccer
The Central Arkansas women’s soccer ran its total to 13 goals in three Southland Conference matches Sunday with a 4-1 victory over Lamar (1-9-1, 0-2-1) at Beaumont, Texas.
UCA (8-3-0, 3-0-0 SLC), who has led in 10 of its 11 matches this season, had goals from Dayna Mounie, Camille Bassett, Ashley Smith and Jordan Slim.
In goal, junior Anna Hughes went untested in the first half, while sophomore Lauren Mercuri made a pair of saves in the second half, as the UCA defense allowed just three shots on goal on the day.
Central Arkansas returns to the Bill Stephens Complex for a pair of matches next weekend. The Bears will host Incarnate Word on Friday night, before welcoming Abilene Christian on Sunday afternoon.
At Abilene, Texas, the Hendrix College women’s tennis team had the most successful ITA Southwest Regional in school history as they racked up 17 total wins Friday and Saturday.
Junior Sarah Nieman suffered a first-round loss in the C bracket, but rebounded to win four straight matches to capture the C Consolation bracket title. Senior Pratheepa Ravikumar won three matches en route to the B Consolation bracket finals, but chose not to participate in Sunday’s finale.
Freshman Rebecca Sherman won a pair of matches before being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the C bracket. Senior Julia Lefler picked up a win in the A bracket and senior Lauren Mahaney won her first-round match in the B bracket.
In doubles, Ravikumar and Sherman won four straight to become the B bracket champion. Nieman and freshman Sara Hoopchuk advanced to the C bracket quarterfinals with a victory.
Conway Christian’s volleyball team moved to 11-1 last week with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-13 victory over Perryville.
Madelyn Black led the team in kills with 12 in the match. Madelyn also had three aces. Katie Dather led the team in aces with nine. She had 7 kills. Adrianna Ferrand had nine kills and four aces. Lauren Kinley had four kills and two aces.
UCA cross country
At College Station, Texas, the University of Central Arkansas men finished eighth and the women 12th on Saturday at the Texas A&M Invitational at the Dale Watts ‘71 cross country course.
Sophomore Markus Schweikert led the Bears with a 19th-place finish, covering the 8K course in a time of 25:03.86. Junior Preston Borg finished 35th in 25:30.81, followed by sophomore Brock Collins in 67th (26:18.80), freshman Jaron Hamilton in 73rd (26:33.07), senior Grant Williams in 83rd (26:40.44), sophomore Alonzo Pollum in 84th (26:41.01) and sophomore Brant Cook in 118th (27:41.20).
Host Texas A&M won the event with 33 points, while UCA was eighth out of 15 teams with 221 points.
On the women’s side, senior Brigette Caruthers finished 34th over the 6K course in a time of 21:55.45 as UCA was 12th out of 17 teams. Rice won the event with 70 points while UCA had 315.
Sophomore Alejandra Ruiz finished 38th in a time of 22:02.45. Sophomore Taylor Dunn finished 108th (24:08.75), followed by freshman Kaylee Stewart in 110th (24:14.78), sophomore Sara Shaw in 117th (24:28.59) and junior Abby Foreman in 119th (24:33.72).
Despite having a small team, Conway Christian managed to have a medalist (top twenty finisher) in each age division in the Cyclone Invitational cross country meet.
For the senior high boys, Bennett Pascoe finishing was seventh among 270 runners in the 5K race with a time of 17:30 in the 5k race, earning him a seventh-place finish out of 270 runners. In the junior high boys division, Brady Pascoe finished 13th out of 333 runners with a time of 11:41 in the two-mile race. Katelyn Ohlde came away with a medal for a 17th-pinish out of 256 athletes in the junior high girls’ two-mile race with a time of 14:42.
This was the first time in school history that Conway Christian had three medalists in the Cyclone Invitational.