Warriors shutout Tigers
SEWANEE, Tenn. — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team picked blanked Sewanee - The University of the South 3-0 in road Southern Athletic Association action on Friday afternoon.
The win was the second consecutive shutout for the Warriors (5-8-3, 1-4) with sophomore keeper Marco Luna, who broke the program career shutout record on Monday, registered the 11th blanking of his tenure with a career-high 12 saves.
The Tigers (6-7-2, 1-4) outshot the Warriors 21-16, but just 12-9 on goal.
Sophomore midfielder Jacob Pierce put Hendrix on the board with his team-leading eighth goal of the year. Freshman defender Spencer Holt recorded the assist. Sophomore forward Will Dunaway found the net on a pass from sophomore defender John McGrath to put the Warriors up 2-0. Dunaway struck again in the 85th minute with his second goal of the game.
Brian Maloney took seven shots, five on goal, for Sewanee. Goalkeeper Derek Williams recorded six saves.
Hendrix will travel to Danville, Ky., for a conference game against Centre College on Sunday.
Lady Tigers overpowers NWOS
ARKADELPHIA — The Lady Tigers overpowered the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers on Friday, by a score of 7-0.
The GAC leader in goals, Haley Hatcher, continued her streak of scores by earning a hat trick for the Lady Tigers in just the first half. Hatcher also recorded an assist in the match.
Hatcher’s first goal was assisted by Abby Emanuel.
Tristian Mazzu scored the Lady Tiger’s third goal of the match, followed by Hatcher’s third goal just a minute later. The Lady Tigers went into halftime with a 4-0 lead.
The first goal of the second half, and fifth of the match, was scored by Mazzu, her second of the contest. Mazzu then added an assist in the 73rd minute on a cross that led to Megan Clay finding the back of the net.
The last goal of the match came as the buzzer sounded, as Bryson Rial scored on a shot from 25 yards out.
The Lady Tigers took at total of 26 shots in the match.
Sarah Broyles, OBU’s starting goalkeeper, recorded three saves in the first half. In the second half, however, Broyles was moved to midfield. Katy Alexander came in as relief for Broyles, adding three saves of her own. Barrett Gay also saw some action at keeper, and saved three shots as well.
This is the second time this season in which the Lady Tigers have scored seven goals in a match.
The Lady Tigers move to 9-4-1 on the season and 4-2-1 in the conference. The Lady Tigers return to action on Sunday as they take on Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Sewanee tops Hendrix in double OT
SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Hendrix College women’s soccer team suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to Sewanee - The University of the South on the road in an Southern Athletic Association match on Friday night.
The host Tigers (10-3-1, 3-2) outshot the Warriors (6-6-3, 1-3-1) 25-8 overall and 15-6 on goal.
Sewanee’s Allie White broke the scoreless game with less than three minutes left in the first half on a pass from Katie Morrison. Hendrix sophomore Samantha Lallas tied the game in the 71st minute with her team-leading ninth goal of the year. A 1:15 later, sophomore forward Syndey King put the Warriors up 2-1.
Nikki Johnson tied the game on a Shelby Meckstroth assist in the 84th minute. White scored the game winner 5:38 into the second overtime.
Warrior sophomore keeper Rachel Zweig tied her career-high with 12 saves on Friday. Olivia Glascoe recorded two saves for the Tigers.
Hendrix will travel to Danville, Ky., for a SAA game against Centre College on Sunday.
Hatcher’s goal lifts HU past No. 18 SWO
SEARCY – Sophomore midfielder Larkin Hatcher scored the game winning goal as the Harding women’s soccer team defeated No. 18 Southwestern Oklahoma 1-0 in Great American Conference action on Friday.
It was the Lady Bisons second straight win as they improve to 4-8-1 overall and 3-4-0 in the GAC.
It was Harding’s first win over a ranked opponent since 2006 as the Lady Bisons defeated No. 18 Barry on the road 3-0.
Hatcher’s goal came in the 71st minute as a defensive miscue led to the goal. Hatcher’s shot came from 40 yards out and hit the crossbar before finding the back of the net. It was her first goal of the season and her four career goal. It was also her first game winning goal.
It was Southwestern Oklahoma’s first conference loss this season as they fell to 9-3-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the GAC. It was also the Lady Bulldogs’ first conference loss since the 2011 season as SWOSU went 9-0-1 last season in the GAC.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlyn Miller had four saves and recorded her second consecutive shutout as HU defeated Ouachita Baptist 1-0 last Friday in Arkadelphia.
Harding will be back in action on Sunday as they host Northwestern Oklahoma, at the Stevens Soccer Complex.
UALR falls to Texas State
SAN MARCOS, Texas – The UALR soccer team lost at Texas State by a 4-0 score on Friday night, and now the Trojans will have to wait until Sunday to see if they will be in the conference tournament for the first time since 2009.
The Bobcats (6-8-2, 3-4-1 SBC) scored two goals in the first half and added one more in the second, controlling most of the play and keeping the Trojans (4-13, 1-7) off the scoreboard in their final match of the regular season.
UALR took six shots on goal, including two by Alyson Rohane, but Texas State goalie Caitlyn Rinehart was equal to all of them. Kylie Wilson made six saves of her own in the loss for the Trojans.
UALR’s postseason fate now rests in the hands of ULM. If the Warhawks lose on Sunday against South Alabama, the Trojans will take the eighth and final spot in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. UALR defeated ULM 1-0 earlier in the year and as a result owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Warhawks that would put UALR into the tournament even if the teams finish tied with three points.
Should UALR advance to the conference tournament, its first game will be on Nov. 6 in San Marcos against the league’s top seed.