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Zips sweep quad event

By mrasor Published: November 12, 2006

Swimming and diving

Freshman Katelyn Lofland just keeps winning events.

Four of her teammates also took first, allowing the Zips to win a quad meet at Ocasek Natatorium. The victims included Oakland, Duquesne and Clarion.

Cross country

The Zips had a mediocre outing at the Great Lakes Regional meet this weekend.

The men finished 16th of 31 teams. The women came in 18th.

It does not appear an individual or the team qualified for the NCAA Tournament, which would end the season.

The Zips ran well at the Falcon Invitational, where both men and women took first. Without Beata Rudzinska, a senior last season, the women were unable to repeat as MAC Champions.


With a 3-0 defeat at Western Michigan Saturday, Akron's regular season is over.

The Zips (7-23, 1-15 MAC) will enter the MAC Tournament as the No. 12 seed, where, ironically, they will meet the No. 5 Broncos (18-12, 8-8) Tuesday night.

This season has had some high points, such as two wins over West Virginia and a home victory against Kent State. The trio of freshmen also played well.

I like how the MAC volleyball tournament gives a berth to each team. It means the season really is never over. We'll see if coach Mike Sweitzer can pull off an upset on Tuesday.


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