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College Round-Up: Soccer for Sept. 16

Soccer

Harding falls to Christian Brothers

SEARCY — The Harding women’s soccer team fell to Christian Brothers 3-0 on Sunday in non-conference action. The Lady Bisons fall to 0-4-0 on the season.

The Harding defense held Christian Brothers scoreless until the 30th minute when Emily Smith dribbled through the HU defense and found the lower right corner of the net to put the Lady Bucs up 1-0.

Harding sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlyn Miller had eight saves for the Lady Bisons. Lady Bison sophomore midfielder Melissa Minnich had four shots, two on goal.

HU will hit this road this week. The Lady Bisons travel to Hendrix on Tuesday for a 7 p.m., kickoff and then travel to Texas Woman’s on Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

A-State drops heartbreaker at Oral Roberts

TULSA — Arkansas State held a two goal advantage in the second half, but Oral Roberts scored three unanswered goals, including one in overtime, as the Golden Eagles defeated the Red Wolves 3-2 in overtime at the Case Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

A-State (3-2-2), which played its third overtime game of the season, built a two goal lead by scoring two goals to start the second half.

Katey Carmichael gave the Red Wolves the lead in the 61st minute after she gathered a loose ball inside the box and turned and fired it into the net for her second goal of the season. Samhia Simao then converted just two minutes later on her first goal of the season to give the Red Wolves a two goal advantage.

Loren Mitchell picked up an assist on both goals, setting a new career high and tying her for the second most assists in a match in school history. Mykel Ward also assisted on the goal by Simao.

The lead would not last however, as the Golden Eagles (5-2-0) ended the match by scoring three goals, including the go-ahead goal in the first overtime period to keep A-State from picking up its first win ever against Oral Roberts.

Amanda Lee finished the afternoon with five saves and came up big at the end of regulation by making a pair of saves to keep the match tied and send it into overtime.

Simao finished the afternoon with three shots on goal, while Carmichael had two of her own. Mitchell and Sheppard also had shots on goal during the match.

The Red Wolves will return home to take on in-state opponent Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the A-State Soccer Complex.

Hendrix ties, wins classic

CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team battled the University of Texas at Tyler to a 1-1 double overtime tie, but still captured the Warrior Classic title for the second straight year on Sunday afternoon.

The Warriors (2-3-2) won the trophy by total goals scored, having defeated Centenary 3-1 on Saturday, while the Patriots (1-0-3) topped Rhodes 2-0.

Hendrix sophomore midfielder Jacob Pierce netted his fifth goal of the year in the 58th minute with an assist from junior defender Greg Gandy. The assist was the ninth of Gandy’s career, tying him for ninth in program history.

UTT outshot Hendrix 29-5 and had a 16-2 on goal advantage.

Sophomore keeper Marco Luna tied a career-high with 11 saves and the Warrior defense added four team saves.

Hendrix will return to action on Saturday when they host Louisiana College at 6 p.m.

Lady Warriors, Centenary tie on Sunday

CONWAY — After winning the previous day 1-0, the Hendrix College women’s soccer tied Centenary College of Louisiana 1-1 in regulation at Warrior Field on Sunday.

The game was scoreless until the 66th minute when sophomore forward Emily Kleinfelter put the Warriors (4-2-1) on the board with a goal after a pass by junior defender Arianna Hart. The Ladies (2-3-1) tied the game in the 83rd minute on a Chelsea Russell goal.

Centenary outshot Hendrix 14-5, but only had a 7-5 on goal advantage.

Kleinfelter and sophomore forward Sydney King each took two shots on goal and freshman Savannah Maensivu took one.

Freshman Michaela Seltzer had five saves for Hendrix. Erika Coker and Lauren Cullen each had one for Centenary.

Hendrix will return to action on Tuesday when they host Harding University at 7 p.m.

Lady Warriors blank Centenary

CONWAY — The Hendrix College women’s soccer team shut down Centenary College of Louisiana 1-0 at Warrior Field on Saturday afternoon. The Warrior (4-2) backfield of junior captain Kacey Hight and freshmen Katie Larson, Kelly Cunningham and Sydney Meyer limited the Ladies (2-3) to just four shots for the game.

Hendrix took 14 shots, including five on goal.

Despite the Warriors getting plenty of chances against the Ladies, the game remained scoreless until the 76th minute when sophomore Sydney King scored on a pass from sophomore Hannah Sigda.

Sophomore keeper Rachel Zweig was in goal for Hendrix, picking up three saves for her second career shutout.

Dunaway strikes twice for Warriors

CONWAY — The Hendrix College men’s soccer team opened the Warrior Classic with a 3-1 victory over Centenary College of Louisiana at Warrior Field on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore forward Will Dunaway netted two goals for the host Warriors (2-3-1).

Freshman forward Anthony Galick put Hendrix on the board in the fourth minute with a goal, assisted by junior defender Greg Gandy. Less than two minutes later, Dunway found the net on a pass by freshman defender Spencer Holt.

Hendrix led 2-0 until the 44th minute when Jeremy Klespis scored on a pass from Chris Berrios for the Gents (0-4). Dunaway added another goal with less than five minutes left - this time with the assist going to freshman Ryan Mason.

The Warriors outshot the Gents 21-4 overall and 10-2 on goal. Rylan Whan had six saves for Centenary in the first half and Chase Duet had one in the second. Junior Hendrix keeper Eric Bracy stopped one shot.

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