Hendrix falls to Berry
CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team suffered a 4-1 defeat to Southern Athletic Association foe Berry College at Warrior Field Friday night.
The visiting Vikings (6-4-1, 2-0) outshot the Warriors (4-6-2, 0-2) 22-10 and 12-3 on goal.
Hendrix cut the defecit to 2-1 in the 56th minute when sophomore midfielder Jacob Pierce headed in sophomore Will Dunaway’s corner kick. The goal was the team-leading seventh of the year for Pierce.
Sophomore keeper Marco Luna had eight saves for Hendrix, while Logan Hill recorded two for Berry.
The Warriors will take on Oglethorpe University on Sunday in another SAA tilt.
Vikings defeat Warriors
CONWAY — The Hendrix College women’s soccer team lost to Berry College 4-2 in Southern Athletic Association action at Warrior Field on Friday night.
The visiting Vikings (8-3, 1-1) outshot the Warriors (5-4-2, 0-1-1) 25-4 and 10-3 on goal.
Sophomore forward Samantha Lallas tied the game on a penalty kick, her second in two games, less than a minute after the first score. After the Vikings led 4-1, Lallas scored her fifth goal in the last four games with assists from freshmen Janie Stultz and Natalie Mulkey in the 71st minute.
Lallas took all three shots on goal for Hendrix and sophomore forward Syndey King had one shot.
Sophomore keeper Rachel Zweig recorded five saves in 65 minutes in front of the net and freshman Michael Seltzer had one for the Warriors. Melissa Sanchez stopped one for Berry.
Hendrix will host another SAA contest on Sunday against Oglethorpe University at noon.
Wilson gets career-best in UALR loss
LAFAYETTE, La. — A clutch goal by Alyson Rohane set off a frantic final 10 minutes for the UALR soccer team as it tried to equalize at Louisiana, but the Trojans could not strike twice.
Rohane had the team’s only goal and Kylie Wilson set a new career high with 11 saves in a 2-1 loss at the Ragin’ Cajuns Soccer Complex on Friday night.
The loss keeps UALR (3-10, 0-4 Sun Belt Conference) winless in league play and sets up a crucial game on Sunday with the also winless ULM Warhawks. The winner of that game could earn the final spot in the Sun Belt Tournament in early November. Louisiana (6-5-2, 3-1-0), meanwhile, is comfortably placed nearly the top of the conference standings after four games.
UALR had multiple dangerous crosses in the final 10 minutes but could not get a shot on goal. In the final seconds, Ariel Galletti put a looping ball into the six-yard box, but Graham was there to catch it before it found the head of a Trojans player. She punted the ball down the field and out of bounds as the final horn blew.
Wilson was making her first career start since Sept. 13 against Louisiana Tech, a night where she set her previous career high of seven saves. She made the most of her evening, besting her career mark by four. She had five saves in the first half alone and added six in the second half.
UALR stays in Louisiana for a Sunday afternoon game against ULM. The Trojans and Warhawks are set for a 1 p.m. start.
East Central grabs win from Lady Bisons
Ada, Okla. — The Harding women’s soccer team fell to East Central 3-2 on Friday in Great American Conference action. The Lady Bisons fall to 2-7-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the GAC.
Harding got on the board first on a goal by sophomore midfielder Melissa Minnich in the tenth minute. Minnich’s shot was to the left side of the goal on a free kick. It was her second goal this season.
East Central (2-8, 2-1 GAC) tied the game on a goal by Kourtney Holleman in the 25th minute.
After being tied 1-1 at half, ECU took the lead when Milan Galloway found the back of the net in the 57th minute.
Harding tied the game when freshman forward McKenna Smith took advantage on a one-on-one with ECU’s goalkeeper. It was her first career goal.
East Central got the game-winning goal in the 75th minute when Katie Glutz found Ashley Bradford at the left corner of the box. It was her second goal of the season.
The Lady Bisons had two opportunities to tie the game again but both shots were saved by Lady Tiger goalkeeper Taylor Lowe.
Harding took 18 shots in the game, 10 were on goal.
The Lady Bisons will be back in action on Sunday as they travel to Bethany, Okla., to face Southern Nazarene in GAC action at 2 p.m.
Mitchell’s late goal lifts A-State
MONROE, La. — The Arkansas State women’s soccer team ended a two-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over Louisiana-Monroe Friday afternoon at the ULM Soccer Complex.
The Red Wolves (7-5, 2-2 SBC) held a 2-0 advantage after the first 45 minutes of action, but the Warhawks (5-9-1, 1-3) came back with two goals in the second half to tie the match. Loren Mitchell scored the go ahead goal in the 68th minute when she scored off a deflection on the ULM goalkeeper’s hands for the game’s final goal.
It was Mitchell’s third game-winning goal of the year and the fourth of her career, which is tied for the fourth most all-time at Arkansas State. The sophomore from Lawrenceville, Ga., has a team-high eight goals and was ranked third in scoring in the Sun Belt Conference coming into the weekend.
Sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Lee had six saves in the match, five of which came in the second half and improved her record to 6-4-1 in goal on the year.
Christina Fink and Simao led A-State with three shots in the match with all three of Simao’s shots landing on goal. Katey Carmichael finished with two shots on goal while Mitchell also had two shots in the match.
The Red Wolves will return to the pitch Sunday at Louisiana-Lafayette. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.