For the fourth consecutive year after joining the Arkansas Activities Association, the Conway Christian Lady Eagle soccer team has qualified for the state tournament.
The Lady Eagles clinched the berth Thursday night with a 6-0 romp over Jonesboro Westside.
"Very proud of this team’s accomplishment," said coach Ancil Lea. "The AAA added more teams to our conference this year making it more difficult, but the girls focused, won and qualified. They are champs!
"Our winning starts with a great defensive effort," added Lea. "Our back line has played stellar this season. They have played with skill and lots of heart."
On the defensive back line are Reagan Coffey, Jenny Adolf, Kimmie Hays, and Allison Lea.
"It also helps that we can have a distributed offensive attack as well," said Ancil Lea.
Anna Cain and Sumerlin Criswell both scored 2 goals each with Sarah Nekonchuk and McKinley Wallace each scoring one goal each in the Westside win.
The Conway Christian soccer season continues Thursday, April 27, against Batesville Southside with the girls beginning the action at 5 p.m.
MAYFLOWER — Jordan Burns faced only one over the minimum batters through six innings Thursday in leading Mayflowr (18-6) to a 6-0 victory over Dover.
Burns, a sophomore, walked the leadoff batter in the sixth on a 3-2 pitch. He struck out 10 in the no-hitter.
The Eagles scored in the first on hits by Derek Vickers and Ty Fowler. They scored five in the fifth on hits by Tyler Herrin and Jeremy Barnhart and RBI from Vickers, Burns and Jason Dawson. Mayflower scored three in the bottom of the sixth to envoke the mercy rule.
The Eagles would get on the board early with 2 runs in the first on hits from Derek Vickers and Ty Fowler. In the 5th the Eagles would add 5 runs on hits by Tyler Herrin and Jeremy Barnhart as Vickers Burns and Jason Dawson provided RBI’s. The bottom of the 6th would provide the final margin as the Eagles scored 3 to invoke the mercy rule.
The Eagles were led at the plate by Herrin, who went 2 for 4 with three RBI.
In JV action, the Eagles (22-5) won 10-0 behind Herrin, who struck out 10 with no walks in the no-hit shutout. Garrett Taylor who went 2 for 2 and Tyler Turner went 2 for 2 with two RBI.
GREENBRIER — Greenbrier swept Alma in a softball doubleheader here Thursday to go to 10-0 in 5A West and 19-4 overall.
Aundrea Hardin allowed three hits and struck out seven in a 5-2 victory in the first game. She added a two-run home run. Brittany Merritt was 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and an RBI.
An eight-run first inning, sparked by a two-run homer by Merritt, provided the impetus for the Lady Panthers’ 10-0 win in the nightcap.
Hardin struck out four and allowed two hits in 4 1/3 innings. Charline Lasley got the final two outs in the game shortened by the mercy rule.
Ashley Anderson was 3 for 3 with a stolen base, two runs and an RBI. Autumn Russell was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI.
Conway’s boys soccer team (5-3) moved into second place, one game out, in 7A Central on Thursday night with a 3-0 win over Little Rock Catholic. the conference leader at 5-3.
After a scoreless first half, Conway dominated the second half by controlling the tempo. Shaking off a fever, Keanu Fredric scored three goals to lead the Wampus Cats to their fourth straight win. Fredric was assisted on two of his goals by senior Michael Anthony and junior Victor Ramirez.
Conway’s game against Cabot Monday were postponed because of weather. Those home games will be made up Monday with the junior varsity starting at 4 p.m. followed by the varsity boys and then varsity girls.