Hendrix falls in overtime
Quarterback Miles Thompson went 24-of-42 passing for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns, but it wasn't enough as Hendrix College fell to Centre College 37-34 in overtime at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium in Conway on Saturday.
Both of Thompson's touchdown passes went to Chad McGonigal. The first one came with 12:54 left in the first half on a 7-yard pass that gave the Warriors a 14-7 lead. The second came on a 9-yard pass with 4:22 left in the third quarter that tied the game at 28-28.
Sandy Burks hit a 19-yard field goal as time expired to tie the game at 31-31, then hit a 29-yarder for a 34-31 lead in overtime for Hendrix. Quarterback Clark Payne hit Mack Cox on a 21-yard touchdown pass to give the Colonels (4-3, 2-3 Southern Athletic Association) the victory.
Kip Vanhoose ran for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns on 21 carries to lead the Warriors (4-2, 2-2) on the ground. McGonigal finished with 7 catches for 92 yards.
UCA men, women earn victories
The University of Central Arkansas men's and women's cross country teams won the Little Rock Invitational on Saturday.
UCA's Jaron Hamilton won the men's race with a time of 26 minutes, 2.8 seconds on the 8K course. Max Nores finished third for the Bears with a time of 26:14.3, and Jared Hamilton finished fifth at 26:38.8.
Sara Steimel placed seventh in the women's race with a time of 18:55.8 to lead the Bears. Tamara Reeves finished in eighth place with a personal-best mark of 19:05.5, and Erin Woddward was ninth with a time of 19:07.2.
The UCA men won the team title with 22 points, followed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (56 points) and Louisiana-Lafayette (99). John Brown University finished fourth with 137 points, while Lyon College (273) was ninth, Williams Baptist (293) was 10th, Central Baptist College (321) was 11th and the University of Arkansas at Monticello (335) finished 12th.
On the women's side, the Bears won with 39 points, followed by Georgia State (49 points) and UALR (74). Arkansas State University (116) was fourth, John Brown (166) was sixth and Henderson State University (253) was ninth. Arkansas-Monticello (295) finished 10th, and Williams Baptist (323) finished in 12th place.
Hogs notch top-15 finish
The University of Arkansas men finished in 13th place with 438 points on Saturday at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
Matt Young led the Razorbacks with a time of 24 minutes, 8.20 seconds, which was good for 30th place individually.
Brigham Young University won the team title with 81 points, followed by Colorado (83 points), Iona (140), Washington (160) and Mississippi (174). Arkansas State University finished in 38th place with 1,037 points.
BYU's Conner Mantz won the individual title with a time of 23:20.8 as the Cougars had four runners finish in the top 20. Bennett Pascoe was ASU's top finisher with a time of 25:15.9.
Ramos' 4 goals lead Harding to victory
Harding University senior Christian Ramos became the second player in school history to score four goals in a game, leading the Bisons men to a 6-3 victory over Oklahoma Baptist in Searcy.
Ramos had both of Harding's first-half goals, scoring in the 22nd minute on an assist from Jack Savage and again on a penalty kick in the 25th minute.
Adrian Renteria scored his first career goal in the 51st minute to give Harding (7-3-2, 6-2-1 GAC) a 3-1 lead before Ramos added goals in the 54th and 67th minutes, the second coming on another penalty kick. Andre Cunha added Harding's final goal with under 10 minutes left.
Oklahoma Baptist fell to 4-8-1 overall and 2-6-1 in GAC play.
Lyon sweeps Hannibal-LaGrange
Lyon College swept two matches from Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday, winning the women's match 4-1 and the men's match 4-2.
Three of Lyon's four goals in the women's match came in the second half. Hailey Gonzales scored early in the second half for a 2-0 lead, followed by goals from Sarah Evans and Emma Brandes. Evans and Gonzales have five goals each this season for Lyon (7-7, 4-5 American Midwest Conference).
Emanuel Santos accounted for three of the Lyon men's four goals. His first goal came in the 38th minute to give Lyon a 1-0 halftime lead. He then added goals in the 52nd and 86th minutes, giving him six goals for the season. Leo Galdino also added a goal for Lyon (11-4-1, 7-1-1 AMC).
Ozarks earns split
The University of the Ozarks split its matches with East Texas Baptist on Saturday, winning the men's match 2-1 and losing the women's match 1-0 in overtime.
Tanner Young scored on a header in the 40th minute of the men's game to tie it at 1-1, then Drew Mott scored on a penalty kick in the 66th minute to give Ozarks (10-3-1, 6-2 American Southwest Conference) the victory. The East Texas Baptist men fell to 4-10 overall and 3-5 in conference play.
The East Texas Baptist women (6-8-1, 3-5) got their goal with two minutes remaining in overtime. Ozarks fell to 5-7-3 overall and 2-6 in conference play.
ASU sweeps UALR
Arkansas State University won its fifth consecutive match in Little Rock against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, sweeping the Trojans 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 on Saturday at the Jack Stephens Center.
The Red Wolves (12-7, 3-4 Sun Belt) won for the third time in their past five matches, and beat the Trojans (3-16, 1-6) for the ninth time in the past 10 meetings.
Macey Putt had 15 kills and 13 digs, both match highs, to lead ASU. Malgorzata Andersohn added 22 assists and 11 digs for the Red Wolves, while Julianna Cramer added 20 assists. Alyssa Nayar led UALR with 13 assists, while Diana Gordani had 12 digs and Carol Barbosa had 9 kills.
Harding streak snapped
Harding University saw its seven-match winning streak end Saturday with a 28-26, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21 loss to Southwestern Oklahoma State in Searcy.
Southwestern Oklahoma (11-8, 4-5 GAC) used a 9-2 run to take a 15-11 lead in the first set, then withstood a 7-0 Harding run to score four of the final five points to win the set. The Bulldogs used a 7-1 run to win the second set and lost the third set despite an 11-2 run. An early 4-0 run in the fourth set gave Southwestern Oklahoma a cushion it would not relinquish.
Logan Smith led Harding (15-7, 6-3) with 13 kills and 20 digs, while Libby Hinton added 12 kills and a season-high 11 blocks.
ATU comeback falls short
Madison Grantham had a match-high 21 digs and Brianna Merkel led the match with 40 assists, but Arkansas Tech University fell in five sets (25-18, 10-25, 27-25, 17-25, 15-11) to Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Mackenzie Eford had a team-high 17 kills for the Golden Suns (13-8, 6-3 GAC). Kiauna Clark had a match-high 18 kills to lead the Rangers (16-8, 6-3), while Kaydee Honeycutt had 19 digs and Kaitlyn Robinson added 31 assists.
Southern Arkansas swept at home
Southern Arkansas University was swept in its homecoming match by Southern Nazarene on Saturday, losing 26-24, 25-21, 25-13 in Magnolia.
Seven Powers led SAU (2-18, 2-7 GAC) with 10 kills, Kayley Davis had 10 digs and Morgan Schuster added 27 assists. Bailee Turang had 11 kills, Logan Matthews had 12 digs and Kylie Smith had 32 assists -- all match highs -- to lead Southern Nazarene (15-8, 7-2).
Hendrix sweeps Oglethorpe
Jeanette McGrath had 15 digs and Claire Smith had 19 assists to lead Hendix College to a 25-22, 25-23, 25-22 victory over Oglethorpe on Saturday in Atlanta.
Sadie Walker led the Warriors (15-4, 9-1 Southern Athletic Association) with nine kills. Alex Potts had 17 digs, TaKorya Green had 10 kills and Grace Holder had 21 assists -- all match highs -- to lead Oglethorpe (5-16, 0-11).
-- Democrat-Gazette Press Services
Sports on 10/20/2019
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