Petrels defeat Hendrix
CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team lost a Southern Athletic Association match to Oglethorpe University 3-0 at Warrior Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Stormy Petrels (7-2-1, 3-0) opened the scoring with a Nick Williamson goal on a Justin Graves assist in the 25th minute. Nikos Papanikolopoulos scored in the 29th and 31st minute, both assisted by Sean King.
For the game, OU outshot the Warriors (4-7-2, 0-3) 21-2. Playing shorthanded in the second half, Hendrix held Oglethorpe scoreless and limited them to only three shots on goal.
Junior keeper Eric Bracy recorded six saves in 75 minutes in goal. Sophomore forward Jacob Pierce and junior defender Greg Gandy each took a shot for the Warriors.
Hendrix will take on Birmingham-Southern College on Saturday for another SAA game.
Hendrix’s ladies down Oglethorpe
CONWAY — Sophomore forward Samantha Lallas scored three goals and added two assists as the Hendrix College women’s soccer team defeated Oglethorpe University 5-3 in Southern Athletic Association action on Sunday afternoon.
Lallas, who has scored eight goals and five assists in the last five games, put the Warriors (6-4-2, 1-1-1) on the board in the fifth minute on an assist from sophomore forward Hannah Sigda. The Stormy Petrels (5-6-1, 0-3) tied the game in the 11th minute on a Claire Stauber score.
Sigda assisted Lallas again in the 14th minute , then Lallas returned the favor, passing to Sigda for a goal in the 27th to go up 3-1. Katie Muller scored for OU with 37 seconds left in the first half to make the game 3-2 going in to the break.
In the 61st minute, the Petrels tied it up when Laura Betancourt scored on an assist from Emily Silva. Sophomore midfielder Danielle Luther scored the game winner for Hendrix in the 74th minute off a Lallas corner kick. Lallas added another goal in the 78th with an assist by sophomore forward Sydney King.
For the game, Hendrix outshot Oglethorpe 16-8 and 11-5 on goal.
Michaela Seltzer had two saves for the Warriors in 64 minutes. Bailey Evans had four in 62 minutes and Caitlin Hollis recorded two in 28 minutes for the Petrels.
Hendrix will return to action on Wednesday night when they host Lyon College at 7 p.m.
Lady Bisons fall at Souther Nazarene
BETHANY, Okla. — The Harding women’s soccer team fell at Southern Nazarene 1-0 on Sunday in Great American Conference action. The Lady Bisons fall to 2-8-1 overall and 1-4-0 in the GAC.
Southern Nazarene (7-5-0, 3-2-0 GAC) scored its only goal in the 28th minute when Sherri Collins’ shot deflected off HU’s goalkeeper and went to Kayla Miller for the follow up. It was Miller’s first goal of the season.
The Crimson Storm held Harding to only three shots in the game.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlyn Miller had nine saves for HU.
Harding will wrap up its six-game road stint on Friday as they travel to Arkadelphia to face Ouachita Baptist at 4 p.m., in GAC action.
Late goal sinks A-State
LAFAYETTE, La. — The Arkansas State women’s soccer team suffered a setback Sunday afternoon, falling to Louisiana-Lafayette 1-0 in a Sun Belt Conference match.
The Ragin’ Cajuns scored the only goal of the match in the 70th minute when Elizabeth Manuel connected on her first goal of the season. The A-State (7-6-2, 2-3 SBC) defense initially cleared a corner kick from UL, but the Ragin’ Cajuns collected the clearance and sent the ball back in and scored the go-ahead goal.
The Red Wolves had scoring opportunities early on and sophomore Loren Mitchell nearly connected with her first shot of the match in the 15th minute, but ULL (7-5-2, 4-1) goalkeeper Cory DeMarco stopped the shot for her only save of the match. DeMarco was replaced at halftime by Kendall Graham, who finished with five saves in 45 minutes of action.
Amanda Lee made nine saves in goal for the Red Wolves and was just one away from tying a career-high in the category.
A-State will return home Oct. 18 for a Friday afternoon matchup with Western Kentucky and will then play its final home match of the year Sunday, Oct. 20 against Georgia State. The Red Wolves will honor their four seniors after the conclusion of the match against the Panthers.
UALR women’s team nabs first league win
MONROE, La. – In a Sun Belt Conference game that could very well determine the Trojans’ postseason fate, the UALR soccer team nabbed its first league victory thanks to a late second-half goal by freshman Dakotah Sparrman and another terrific effort in net by goalie Kylie Wilson.
The Trojans (4-10, 1-4 SBC) knocked off ULM (5-10-1, 0-5) by a 1-0 score on the Warhawks home field Sunday afternoon, snapping a seven-game losing streak and grabbing sole possession of eighth place in the conference.
The league’s top eight teams out of nine make the conference tournament in early November. UALR and ULM entered the afternoon tied for that eighth-place spot.
UALR got its first victory over the Warhawks since the 2011 season and also recorded its fourth win of the season, doubling its total of two from all of 2012. UALR also matched its total number of Sun Belt victories from last season.
Sparrman’s goal came in the 73rd minute off a tangle in front of the net. Senior Paige Mason got a foot on the ball, knocking it loose to Sparrman. The freshman poked the ball past ULM goalie Holly Mallinson, giving the Trojans the lead for good. Mason tallied her first assist of the season and takes over sole possession of the points lead on UALR with nine.
Wilson made a total of eight saves just two days after setting a new career high with 11 at Louisiana. Wilson picked up a shutout for the second time this season. She didn’t have to make a single save after Sparrman’s goal, as the Warhawks were held without a shot for the final 18 minutes.
The Trojans are back home next weekend, taking on Georgia State and Western Kentucky in the team’s final home matches of the season.