State sports briefs

By: Democrat-Gazette Press Services
Published: Monday, November 12, 2012

— FOOTBALL

Media roundtable to address LRTD club

A four-person panel of local media members will discuss Arkansas’ coaching search at the Little Rock Touchdown Club today at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

The panel will include Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports editor Wally Hall, KATV sports broadcaster Steve Sullivan, former Razorback Bruce James and KABZ’s David Bazzel.

The cost is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for those who want to attend and not eat. Club memberships are $50. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at noon.

VOLLEYBALL

Arkansas rallies past Kentucky

Arkansas lost the first two sets before rallying to a 22-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-10 victory on Sunday in Fayetteville.

Jasmine Norton had 22 kills and Roslandy Acosta had 17 kills for Arkansas (19-8, 10-6 SEC). Raymariely Santos had 43 assists for the Razorbacks, while Emily Helm and Acosta each had 20 digs.

Whitney Billings had 18 kills for Kentucky (17-10, 11-6).

UALR falls in season finale

Edina Begic had 19 kills and 11 digs but UALR lost to North Texas 25-21, 27-25, 25-22 on Sunday in Denton, Texas.

UALR (13-13, 9-5 Sun Belt) and North Texas (23-11, 9-5) tied for the Sun Belt West Division title, its first division title of any kind since it won the East in 2000.

Marleen de Zoete had 32 assists while Emily Pepperman and Sawyer Shaedig each had 10 digs.

The Trojans enter the Sun Belt Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed, and will face fifth-seeded Arkansas State at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

ASU downs Louisiana-Monroe

Arkansas State closed its regular season with a 25-15, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Sunday in Monroe, La.

Kelsey Sullivan had 14 kills and Allison Kearney had 10 kills, 36 assists and 25 digs for Arkansas State (18-13, 8-6).

Ocana Blanca had 13 kills for Louisiana-Monroe (5-18, 1-13). Arkansas State is the No. 5 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, and will face fourth-seeded UALR at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The schools split a pair of matches during the regular season.

Sports, Pages 20 on 11/12/2012

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