Hendrix wins season opener
Kip VanHoose scored on runs of 12 and 14 yards as the Hendrix Warriors opened their season with a 28-20 victory over Lyon College at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium in Conway.
VanHoose ran 14 times for 112 yards, while Hendrix quarterback Miles Thompson completed 11 of 16 passes for 101 yards. Thompson also broke loose for a 14-yard TD run with 5:44 left that gave the Warriors a 28-17 lead.
After Lyon kicker Ignacio Gomez pulled the Scots (1-1) to within 28-20 with a 30-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining, Chad McGonigal recovered an onside-kick attempt to secure the Hendrix victory.
Hendrix led 7-3 at the half and increased its advantage to 21-3 thanks to a 39-yard interception return by Jacob Bremmon with 13:38 left in the third quarter and on VanHoose's 14-yard run with at the 6:04 mark.
Lyon closed to within 21-17 on a 27-yard pass reception by Katom Miguez with 17 seconds left in the third quarter and an 11-yard TD run by Dakota Braswell with 9:36 to play.
Thompson's score capped a seven-play, 55-yard drive.
Lyon quarterbacks Isaiah Bradford and Josh Sierra combined for 227 yards passing. Bradford was 17 of 28 for 128 yards. Sierra was 12 of 20 for 99 yards and a touchdown.
San Diego State slips past Arkansas
Despite 28 kills and 11 digs from freshman Jillian Gillen, the Arkansas Razorbacks suffered a 3-2 loss to San Diego State.
San Diego State won 26-24, 16-25, 25-19, 17-25, 15-12.
Maggie Cartwright recorded 11 kills and 10 digs for the Razorbacks while junior setter Gracie Ryan came up with 18 assists and 12 digs. Junior Liz Pamphile led the Arkansas defense with four blocks.
Arkansas Tech falls in five sets
Allie Anderson turned in 18 kills but Arkansas Tech University could not get past the University of Auburn at Montgomery, 3-2, in Rolla, Mo.
Makenzie Eford had six blocks for Tech, while Anyse Smith added 13 kills and 12 digs. Madison Grantham led the Suns with 15 digs. Emily Acker handed out 25 assists.
Harding wins one, loses one
Harding University defeated Lees-McRae and lost to host Alabama-Huntsville in the Alabama-Huntsville Invitational.
Ally Stoner came up with a season-high 12 kills for the Bisons (3-1) in the 3-0 victory over Lees-McRae. Emily Smith and Logan Smith added 11 kills each. Katherine Cowart led the team in digs with 17 and Arika Johnson had a season-high 39 assists.
Against Alabama-Huntsville, Emily Smith made 15 kills and three blocks in a 3-1 loss. Stoner made 11 kills, 6 digs and 3 blocks. Cowart had a career-high 29 digs. Johnson had 21 assists and 15 digs.
St. Mary's knocks off Southern Arkansas
Southern Arkansas University freshman setter Morgan Schuster was named to the all-tournament team of the Lady Buff Classic in Canyon, Texas.
The Muleriders (1-2) dropped a 3-0 decision to St. Mary's University on Saturday. Schuster led SAU with 35 assists while Seven Powers compiled a team-high 12 kills.
Hendrix splits Saturday's matches
Sesalie Satterwhite made 23 assists and served two aces as Hendrix earned a 3-0 victory over Illinois-Wesleyan Saturday morning in Bloomington, Ill.
Mallory Carty led Hendrix with 10 kills while Sadie Walker came up with nine.
Later in the day, Hendrix (4-2) dropped a 3-0 decision to Otterbein.
Lauren Dwyer and Carty led the Warriors with five kills each while Satterwhite led the team with nine assists.
Lyon turns back Dallas Christian
After suffering a 3-1 loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan earlier in the day, Lyon College got back on track with a 3-0 victory over Dallas Christian in Bartlesville, Okla.
Lyon (5-5) picked up 11 kills from Alley Edwards and eight from Courtney Erby. Kendra Davidson collected 14 assists and Elizabeth Baldridge tallied a team-best 13 digs.
In the loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan, Michayla Shanks recorded 12 kills.
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Bears claim UCA Challenge title
The University of Central Arkansas placed four individuals in the top seven places to earn the UCA XC Challenge held Saturday at Beaverfork Lake in Conway.
Emmanuel Kipngetich of Oral Roberts turned in the top time at 18:59 over the 6K course. Hunter Henderson led UCA with a time of 19:08. UCA's Parker Jackson was good for fourth in a time of 19:13.
UCA finished with 25 points while runner-up University of Arkansas at Little Rock had 68 points. Southern Arkansas was third with 93.
Lexington Hilton was SAU's top finisher, coming in eighth with a time of 19:32. Carter Reynolds of UALR was ninth at 19:34.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
UCA dominates home meet
Gracie Hyde paced Central Arkansas by winning the UCA XC Challenge. She finished the 4K course in 14:32.
UCA had the top five runners in the event and finished with 15 points. Erin Woodward took second with a time of 14:47, and Sara Steimel clocked in a third-place effort at 14:55.
UALR was the runner-up with 82 points while Southern Arkansas was third in the team standings with 95 points.
SAU's Carley Hale finished sixth individually with a time of 15:20. Ariana Garcia was UALR's top runner with a time of 15:38, which was good enough for eighth place.
-- Democrat-Gazette Press Services
Lyon's early goals stun Principia
Sarah Evans and Alexandria Denton both scored in the first eight minutes, and Lyon College went on to take a 3-1 victory over Principia College in Batesville.
Denton and Evans also would come up with assists as Lyon improved to 3-1. Tabetha Troxler added Lyon's final goal in the second half.
Sports on 09/08/2019
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