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College Round-Up for Sept. 30

GOLF

Lady Reddies clinch HSU classic

Henderson State posted team scores of 313 and 306 to finish in first-place at the HSU Lady Reddie Invitational, Saturday at DeGray Lake Golf Course.

The Lady Reddies claimed the top three spots as Kendall Earp was the individual medalist with rounds of 75 and 73 on the par 72, 5178-yard course.

Earp led the 20-player field in par-4 scoring at 4.10 and was tops in birdies with five.

Ally Harris placed second by carding scores of 75 and 77, while Katie Flinn was third with a 154 total after rounds of 80 and 74.

Harris was even-par in par-3 scoring and was 4-over par on the 20 par-4 holes for the event.

The Lady Reddies claimed the title by 32 strokes over second-place East Central. The Tigers had a 651 total, followed by Arkansas-Monticello in third with a score of 658. Ouachita Baptist rounded out the field with a team score of 715.

SOCCER

UALR suffers loss to A-State

LITTLE ROCK — Red Wolves scored twice in the final five minutes to claim a 2-1 victory.

The Trojans got out to a lightning-fast start as senior Paige Mason put UALR ahead 1-0 before four full minutes had elapsed. On the first shot of the game for either team, Mason took a through ball from freshman Mikayla Uyokpeyi in open space, beat a defender and had an empty net in front of her. The senior scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season to hand the Trojans an early cushion.

UALR (3-7, 0-1 Sun Belt Conference) held that lead for more than 80 minutes, playing staunch defense and getting four saves from freshman keeper Sara Cavanagh.

But in the 85th minute, the Red Wolves (6-3-2, 1-0) finally equalized off the foot of Loren Mitchell. Her shot just snuck past Cavanagh. Fewer than three full minutes later, Samhia Simao got the game-winner for Arkansas State.

UALR and Arkansas State each had six shots on goal while the Trojans took seven corners to the Red Wolves’ five.

The Trojans return home next weekend for two more Sun Belt Conference games. UALR hosts South Alabama on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. before also facing Troy on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.

FIELD HOCKEY

Tigers defeat Hendrix

SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Hendrix College field hockey lost to Sewanee-The University of the South 6-2 in a road Southern Athletic Association game on Sunday.

The host Tigers (4-3, 2-2) outshot the Warriors (0-6, 0-4) 48-8 overall and 35-6 on goal. Freshman keeper Gabryele Pochron, the nation’s leader in saves, kept the Warriors in the game with 29 saves, the second most in school history.

Hendrix junior midfielder Lotte Kraaijenbrink scored in the 40th minute to cut the lead to 4-1. Warrior senior Lindsay Chott added her second goal of her career in the 59th minute for the final score.

Hendrix will take on SAA foe Centre College in Danville, Ky. on Oct. 5.

TENNIS

A-State finishes at SIU Invitational

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Arkansas State women’s tennis team competed in the Southern Illinois-Carbondale Invitational Sunday at University Courts in Carbondale, Ill.

The Red Wolves, Eastern Illinois, and host Southern Illinois-Carbondale all competed against each other in matches that only went to eight points in singles and six points in doubles.

Tamara Slijepcevic defeated EIU’s Janelle Prisner 8-3, while Biljana Miloshevska claimed an 8-6 decision over EIU’s Kelly Iden. Jess Heeps-Eriksen beat EIU’s Kamil Stadalninkait 8-4 and Chiara Stefanov recorded an 8-5 victory over Hannah Kimbrough of Eastern Illinois. A-State’s true freshmen both recorded victories on the day too as Victoria Pisani defeated Southern Illinois-Carbondale’s Polina Dozortseva 8-2 and Julie Gauguery shut out EIU’s Ali Foster 8-0.

Heeps-Eriksen/Pisani recorded A-State’s only doubles victory over Stadalninkait/Kimbrough by a score of 6-3.

The Red Wolves continue its fall tournament schedule at the Louisiana-Lafayette InvitationalOct. 4 and Oct. 5 in Lafayette, La.

CROSS COUNTRY

Lady Lions win first meet

FORT SMITH — The UAFS women’s cross country team made history Saturday morning, winning its first meet in the five-year history of the program.

UAFS scored 28 points in the six-team 5k event, edging runner-up John Brown University by 24 points. Ouachita Baptist was third (57) followed by Arkansas Tech was (fourth, 75), University of Arkansas-Monticello (fifth, 140) and University of the Ozarks (sixth, 164).

Junior Kelsea Geschwentner also made history, becoming the first Lady Lion to win a meet. The junior college transfer from Garden City (Kan.) Community College covered the course in a time of 18:52 to lead the 43-runner field.

She was one of four Lady Lions to finish in the Top 5. Sophomore Katy Carter was second (19:21) followed by freshman Hannah Holstein was (third, 19:41) and freshman Natalie Flippo (fifth, 20:03).

Lions clinches first win

FORT SMITH — The UAFS men’s cross country team made history Saturday morning, winning its first meet in the five-year history of the program.

UAFS scored 28 points in the four-team event, edging runner-up John Brown University by 18 points for the championship. Host University of the Ozarks was third (68) and University of Arkansas-Monticello was fourth (106).

It was the third meet of the season for UAFS, which was coming off a 14th-place finish in the Missouri Southern State University Stampede last week.

UAFS had six runners finish in the Top 10 in the 8k event.

Senior TaTaris Earnest finished second with a time of 26:58, followed by TaBaris Earnest was (third, 27:30), sophomore Isai Carranza (sixth, 28:15), junior Ian Brecht was (eighth, 28:56), junior Mariano Mendez (ninth, 29:07), and freshman Ian Carter (10th, 29:14).

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