The Hendrix College volleyball team secured the program’s first winning season by sweeping Sewanee-The University of the South 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 in Southern Athletic Association action Sunday.
The Warriors improved to 16-11 overall and 7-7 in conference play. The Tigers fall to 13-12 and 4-10. Hendrix finished the SAA regular season in a third-place tie with Millsaps and Birmingham-Southern, but Millsaps won the tiebreaker and will be the third seed at the SAA Tournament in Mount Berry, Ga., on Nov. 8-10. The Warriors have the next tiebreaker and will be fourth seed and face #5 Birmingham-Southern at the tournament.
In the match with Sewanee, Hendrix hit .352, the second highest percentage of the year, to go with 53 kills, six aces, 60 digs and four blocks. The Tigers hit .241 with 39 kills, two aces, 57 digs and two blocks.
Senior outside hitter Katie Burchfield led the Warriors with 15 kills and no errors to hit .484. The Cabot native also recorded a career-high 24 digs. Freshman outside MC Rogers added 12 kills.
UCA WOMEN’S SOCCER
Stephen F. Austin (14-3-1, 9-1) outshot the University of Central Arkansas women’s soccer team, 18-10, Sunday on the way to a 2-1 victory at the Bill Stephens Complex.
Kate Koch scored the only goal for the Bears (7-9-2, 4-6).
Central Arkansas wraps up regular season with a pair of games in Conway this weekend — Lamar on Friday and McNeese State on Sunday.
The Central Baptist College men’s soccer team earned its first conference victory, shutting out visiting Central Christian College 2-0, Saturday afternoon.
The Mustangs (6-9, 1-3) scored two goals in the second half, one by Jayson Caballero and another by Sabelo Hlongwane.
CBC returns to action Tuesday against Harding at 6 p.m. at Centennial Park.
The Mustangs close out Midland Conference play Saturday, hosting York College (kickoff 2:30 p.m.). The Mustangs are in a win-or-go-home situation, with the final spot in the conference tournament on the line. Saturday also marks Senior Day for the Mustangs.
The women (4-12, 1-3) also won their first conference game, 3-2, over Central Christian.
Tarra Hendricks scored twice for the Lady Mustangs and Jessica Wisenor added another goal.
Central Baptist closes out Midland Conference play at noon Saturday, hosting York College. The Mustangs will honor their seniors during the match.
DANVILLE, Ky. — Southern Athletic Association leader Centre defeated the Hendrix women’s soccer team, 2-1, Sunday.
The host Colonels (11-4-2, 5-0-1) outshot the Warriors (6-7-3, 1-4-1) 26-2 and 15-1 on goal. Centre also had an 11-1 corner advantage.
Hendrix sophomore forward Samantha Lallas scored on a free kick in the 22nd minute.
Tori Dillard scored the game-winner in the 86th minute for Centre.
Hendrix will play its final game of the regular season at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. on Saturday.
Centre won the men’s game, 1-0.
The Hendrix men fell to 5-9-3 and 1-5.
The Colonels are 8-4-3, 2-3-1.
Robbe Tarver scored the only goal of the game on an assist from Jack Gobilrsch in the 49th minute.
GREENBRIER JUNIOR FOOTBALL
Greenbrier defeated Russellville East, 26-14, last week to up its record to 6-0.
Carter Burcham connected with Alex Massey for scoring tosses of 50 and 20 yards, then passed 25 yards to Paxton Wallace. Burcham scored on a 5-yard keeper. Wallace ran for a two-point conversion.
Cody Bradley and Dakota Holliman were dominant in the offensive line, according to coach Blake Benton.
Defensive standouts were Kyle Harshberger, Michael Oluokun, Hunter Barnes, Jimmy Strough, Deondre Smith, DJ Harmon, and Jason Hill.