Lady Lions drop 9-8 shootout to Devilettes

Lady Lions drop 9-8 shootout to Devilettes

ALEXANDRIA, La. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s bid to make a third SWAC soccer championship game in four years came just short Friday after a lengthy shootout.

Mississippi Valley State won 9-8 after a 1-1 tie to end the Lady Lions’ season at 6-14-2 in the tournament semifinals. Nicolle Forcier converted a goal to give Valley the lead, then Casey Hogan’s shot hit off the crossbar and sailed away to wrap up the Devilettes’ victory.

Forcier also scored the game’s first goal in the 20th minute. Britney Boler tied it up for UAPB in the second half by heading in a shot that came off the pipe.

Valley will play Jackson State for the championship on Sunday. Jackson State defeated Prairie View A&M in a 2-0 shootout after a 1-1 tie.

Blossoms record season-high hit percentage

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Arkansas-Monticello volleyball team posted its best hitting percentage of the season in a 3-2 victory over Union University on Friday in the final non-conference match of the season.

Final game scores were 20-25, 25-12, 24-26, 25-21 and 19-17. With the win, UAM improves to 11-21 overall this season, while Union drops to 4-23. The win gives UAM a season sweep over Union after defeating the Lady Bulldogs 3-1 earlier this season in Monticello.

As a team, UAM posted 63 kills on 143 swings with 20 errors for its season-best .301 percentage. Union had 62 kills on156 attempts with 21 errors for a .263 percentage.

Individually, senior Amy Kleypas led all players with 21 kills on 44 swings with seven errors for a .318 percentage. The Conroe, Texas, native added 12 digs for her 15th double-double of the season. Junior Holly Schweigert also reached double-digits offensively for UAM with 11 kills.


Razorbacks blow out Bearcats in exhibition

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Mike Anderson’s “Fastest 40 Minutes of Basketball” was on full display Friday at Bud Walton Arena as the Razorbacks beat Southwest Baptist 106-78 in an exhibition game.

“We took advantage of our size and athletic ability against a team that had shooters,” Anderson said.

At the close of the game a total of 12 Razorbacks tallied points as the fast-paced offense took over the arena. As a team, the Razorbacks were 38-of-72 in field goals made and 6-of-14 from the three-point line. The Razorbacks also scored a whopping 24 points on the free-throw line, (24-of-26) and outrebounded the Bearcats 40-31.

“Our defense kept them off-kilter to start the game,” Anderson said. “We were active on defense all night.”

The Arkansas freshmen recorded 36 total points, with guard Anthlon Bell leading the team with 17 points. Forward Jacorey Williams led the UA with seven rebounds.

— Staff and wire reports