HU falls No. 17 Fort Hays State
HAYS, Kan. – Seventeenth-ranked Fort Hays State scored all four of their goals in the second half and defeated Harding 4-1 in MIAA men’s soccer action Saturday.
The loss dropped Harding to 5-6-3 overall and 3-5-0 in MIAA play and ended the Bisons’ hopes of qualifying for the MIAA Tournament. Upper Iowa will be the fourth and final team to qualify.
After a scoreless first half, Fort Hays’ Carlos Linares made it 1-0 with a goal in the 54th minute. Harding answered with a goal 63 seconds later from junior Cole Walker, his second of the season. The assist came from his brother, Christopher Walker, and was his team-leading fourth assist.
Fort Hays put the game away with two goals less than two minutes apart.
Fort Hays outshot Harding 22-10, and the Bisons had only two shots on goal.
The game was the third of five straight road games to close out the season for the Bisons. Harding will play again Tuesday against Central Baptist in Conway.
Warriors fall to Lynx
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Hendrix College field hockey team lost to Rhodes College 9-0 in Southern Athletic Association play at Mason Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Warriors (0-12, 0-7) were outshot by the Lynx (8-7, 5-2) 37-6 overall and 17-4 on goal.
Nine different players recorded goals for Rhodes. Julie Hertzman, Christina DiFelice and Mary Rose Hazel had a goal and an assist.
Juniors Erika Jasso and Lotte Kraaijenbrink and freshman Raychl Reger each took two shots for Hendrix, with Kraaijenbrink’s and Reger’s being on goal.
Freshman Gabryele Pochron, the nation’s leader in saves, registered eight stops for Hendrix. Kelly Whelan had four saves for Rhodes.
Hendrix will play their final regular season game at home on Nov. 3 against Sewanee - The University of the South.
A-State claims two titles at invitational
JONESBORO — The Arkansas State women’s tennis team concluded competition at its host tournament, the A-State Invitational, Saturday at Allen Park in Jonesboro to bring an end to the fall season for the Red Wolves.
A-State claimed two titles in the tournament with Tamara Slijepcevic/Janie Nowland earning the flight one doubles championship by defeating Valeriia Kashina/Ekaterina Donetskova of Southeast Missouri 8-7 and Murray State’s duo of Eleonore Tchakarova/Verginie Tchakarova 8-6. Arkansas State’s Julie Gauguery recorded the flight three singles title by earning a hard-fought 7-6, 7-5 win over Megan Blue of Murray State.
The Red Wolves claimed two runner-up finishes, three third-place honors in singles play, and two doubles runner-up finishes on the day.
A-State return to the courts for its spring season Jan. 18-20 at the Florida Gulf Coast Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla.
Warriors take fifth at relays
CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s and women’s swimming teams combined to take fifth place at the 51st Annual Hendrix Relays at Bob Courtway Pool on Saturday.
Oklahoma Baptist won the Relays with 1,016 points. They were followed by Centenary (636), UT-Permian Basin (608), McMurry (474), Hendrix (388), UALR (366) and Oklahoma Baptist B (266).
The women’s 200 yard freestyle relay team of freshman Claire DePree, sophomores Kate Henricks and Bayley Krell and freshman Abby Schlenk placed fifth. Krell, senior Jo Claire Robertson and junior Taylor Keplin were fourth in the 300 backstroke relay.
Junior Laura Price, Keplin and DePree swam in the 1,500 freestyle relay, taking fifth. Robertson, Krell and Schlenk finished seventh in the 300 yard medley individual medley relay. Henricks, sophomore Sarah McHugh, DePree and Keplin were sixth in the 200 yard medley relay.
For the men, senior John Byford, sophomore Eric Mullins and freshmen Chris Griffin and Troy Koser placed fourth in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Senior Samuel Maynard, freshmen Ben Robles, sophomore James Gill and senior Clayton Jacobs were fifth in the 800 freestyle relay.
Robles, Jacobs, Byford and Griffin finished third in the 500 yard freestyle 50-100-200-100-50 relay. Gill, Jacobs, Maynard and Robles were sixth in the 200 medley and Byofrd, Mullins, Koser and Griffin were fifth in the 400 free relay.
Hendrix will return to the pool on Nov. 9 when they host Berry College and Rhodes College.