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FOOTBALL

Hendrix loses conference opener

Kip VanHoose ran for 100 yards or more for the second time this season, but it wasn't enough as Hendrix College (1-2, 0-1) lost its Southern Athletic Association opener Saturday 45-6 to Centre (3-0, 1-0) at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium in Conway.

The Warriors took a 3-0 lead with 6:23 left in the first quarter on Sandy Burks' 25-yard field goal, but the Colonels reeled off 21 unanswered points to take a 21-3 lead before Burks hit a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half. Centre then scored 24 points in the second half on the way to compiling 504 yards of total offense.

VanHoose finished with exactly 100 yards on 16 carries, while quarterback Mason Doerr went 13-of-35 passing for 125 yards and 2 interceptions. Quarterback Tanner Young led Centre by going 14-of-22 passing for 277 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Both touchdowns went to Jaylon Hibbs, who had five catches for 123 yards.

VOLLEYBALL

Razorbacks drop nonconference finale

Logan Brown had a team- and career-high 20 kills, while Hailey Dirrigl and Rachel Rippee each had double-doubles to lead the University of Arkansas in a 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17 loss to Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Dirrigl had 16 kills and 11 digs for the Razorbacks (6-4), and Rippee had 47 of Arkansas' 53 assists to go along with 10 digs. Okiana Valley led the Razorbacks with 20 digs.

ASU sweeps Jackson State

Arkansas State University swept Jackson State University 25-15, 25-17, 25-22 on Saturday to win the A-State Invitational in Jonesboro.

Arkansas State (8-5) hit .295 in the match and held Jackson State (1-10) to an .058 percentage as the Lady Tigers committed 21 attack errors. Sara Betts, Isabel Theut and Madison Brown led the Red Wolves with nine kills each, while Julianna Cramer added 26 assists.

UALR wins in four sets

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock finished its nonconference schedule Saturday with a 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-16 victory over Villanova at the Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans.

The victory was the first for the Trojans (8-5) over a Big East opponent since defeating Georgetown in 2000. Mya Robinson led UALR with 18 kills and 18 digs, while Veronica Marin added 13 kills, 8 digs and 6 blocks. Sydnee Martin had a team-high 31 digs, Maritza Mesa had 24 and Diana Giordani added 20. Mesa also had eight kills.

GOLF

Blennow paces UALR

Behind a career-low 3-under 69 from senior Emelie Blennow, the UALR women sit in seventh place after the first day of the USA Intercollegiate in Mobile, Ala.

Blennow started on the back nine and got birdies on Nos. 10 and 15, then got another birdie on No. 4. She finished with no bogeys on the day. Malena Austerslaatt shot an even-par 72 on Saturday and is tied for 20th in the individual standings. Tilde Booker shot a 2-over 74, Sydney Scraba shot a 76 and Thea Wakeford-Wesmann shot a 77.

California Baptist holds the team lead with a 6-under 282, two shots better than South Florida, which shot a 4-under 284. Lamar is third, followed by Tulane, South Alabama and Western Kentucky.

ASGA Scramble set for Rebsamen Park

The third annual Arkansas State Golf Association Scramble will be held at noon Oct. 8 at Rebsamen Park Golf Course in Little Rock.

The four-man scramble benefits the ASGA Scholarship and Junior Golf programs.

Entry fee is $600 per team and includes lunch prior to play, snacks and awards afterward. Hole-in-one opportunities and raffles for gift baskets will be held. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Entries will be accepted until the event is full or Oct. 2. Contact the ASGA office for more information at (501) 455-2742 or at ASGA.org.

South Korean leads El Dorado Shootout

Hyemin Kim of South Korea shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead heading into today's final round of the Symetra Tour's El Dorado Shootout at Mystic Creek Golf Club.

Kim had two bogeys and four birdies, including one on the par-5 18th to finish off her round. Kim, who sits at 6-under 138, will play in today's final group with first-round leader Casey Danielson (4-under 140) and Elizabeth Szokol (3-under 141).

Two players, Dottie Ardina and Sandy Choi, sit at 1-under 143, while Morgane Metraux, Kauren Kim and Pavarisa Yoktuan are at even-par 144.

Jackie Stoelting, the inaugural champion of the event in 2014, leads a group of seven at 1-over 145.

Former University of Arkansas standout Summar Roachell of Conway shot a 3-over 75 and sits in a tie for 47th at 7-over 151. Roachell's round Saturday included three birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey. She'll tee off today at 8:47 a.m.

Regina Plasencia (Razorbacks) had a 6-over 78, finishing with a 13-over 157, and missed the cut. Plasencia made her lone birdie in the second round while suffering five bogeys and one double bogey.

Sports on 09/16/2018

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