Girls Soccer: Maumelle Charter rolls past Lincoln

Results from the high school state tournaments being played around Arkansas today.

3A soccer at Burns Park

GIRLS

Maumelle Charter made it look easy on Thursday in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament at Burns Park.

The Lady Falcons defeated Lincoln, 7-0, as junior Kayla Jackson scored four goals, while sophomore Allison Holzwarth added two.

Maumelle Charter (9-3-2) is now riding a seven-match winning streak and will face Episcopal Collegiate at 2 p.m. on Friday at Burns Park. Episcopal is 12-0-1 on the season, per its record on Scorebooklive.com

Coach Marc Gates said before the tournament that Jackson and Holzwarth were the team’s “top goal scorers” and they showed why as the Lady Falcons played an aggressive style on offense and shut Lincoln down defensively.

It wasn’t that goalkeeper Abbey Mahony had another “clean sheet” or shutout, it was that Maumelle Charter didn’t even allow Lincoln a shot on goal as Mahony spent most of the match just standing there.

Jackson scored two goals in the first half, while Holzwarth added one, to make 3-0 going into the second period. Jackson made it a hat trick when she scored early in a scrum in front of the goal, while Holzwarth’s second goal was a circus shot from practically midfield.

Maumelle Charter also had at least four shots on goal that either ricocheted off a crossbar, or sailed just barely over.

CAC's "for the other thumb" campaign begins on Friday when they face Conway St. Joseph at 10 a.m. on Bob Rhoads Field, or Field 1, at Burns Park.

St. Joseph's defeated Lisa Academy West, 6-0 on Thursday, while CAC had the bye.

The complete bracket can be read by clicking here.

BOYS

CAC rolled past Lincoln, 4-0, in the first round of the state tournament on Thursday.

CAC will now face Cave City at noon on Friday.

The Mustangs (9-3-3) scored three goals in the second half to put Lincoln away.

Maumelle Charter’s season is over after a 4-2 loss to Decatur. The complete bracket can be viewed by clicking here.

5A girls soccer at Siloam Springs

It was a nailbiter in Siloam Springs as Maumelle defeated Greene County Tech, 2-1, in overtime on Thursday in the first round of the state tournament. Maumelle’s Taylor Hill scored the game-winner in overtime as Maumelle will now face Hot Springs Lakeside on Friday in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m.

The complete bracket can be read by clicking here

6A soccer at Har-Ber High School in Springdale

Coach Michael Klucher and his squad won’t play until Friday and against Rogers at 4 p.m. Friday. For the bracket, click here.

6A baseball at Fort Smith

North Little Rock defeated Fayetteville, 6-0, on Thursday afternoon in Fort Smith to advance to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

North Little Rock (13-15) will face 6A-Central rival Cabot at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Cabot and North Little Rock played twice this season with the teams splitting the series. The first game, on April 13, went to North Little Rock, 4-3, while the second, and most recent on  May 5, went to Cabot, 7-2.

The rubber match winner will play in the semifinals on Saturday.

For the bracket, click here

6A softball at Cabot

North Little Rock's softball season is over after Fort Smith Southside defeated the 'Cats, 3-2.

North Little Rock ends the year with an 11-13 record.

For the bracket, click here.

The games and matches are, of course, weather permitting and the forecast calls for sunny skies across the state and temperatures in the low to mid 70s and continuing through Semifinal Saturday.

In a break from years past, all state championships will be played in Benton, instead of the University of Arkansas due to the ongoing pandemic.

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If you go

All tickets must be purchased online and no paper tickets will be sold at the game or match. To buy the tickets, go to http://gofan.co/app/school/AAA and search for the tournament you’re interested in. Tickets are $6 each and are available now for all three days of the tournaments.

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