Junior forward Jaclyn Dutton scored in the 49th minute to give the Kent State women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Buffalo at Zoeller Field on Friday.
Junior Jessacca Gironda (Archbishop Hoban) one-touched a pass to Dutton, who beat Buffalo goalkeeper Ainsley Wheldon from 12 yards out for the game-winning goal.
The goal was Dutton’s 11th of the season and her third game-winning goal.
Freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Senn had four saves for her fifth shutout of the season.
KSU (7-3-2, 2-2-1 MAC) will play the University of Akron at 1 p.m. Sunday in Akron as part of the Wagon Wheel Challenge.
The University of Akron women’s soccer team scored two goals within eight minutes late in the second half but it was not enough to come back in a 3-2 loss at Ohio University on Friday.
The Bobcats scored in the 42nd, 74th and 75th minute to take a 3-0 lead with 15 minutes remaining in the match.
UA junior midfielder Amber Kern scored her first career goal in the 78th minute and senior forward Ashley Hughes scored her team-high fifth goal of the season in the 86th minute to cut the deficit to a goal, but the Bobcats were able to hang on for a conference win.
The Zips (4-8-0, 0-5-0 MAC) host Kent State at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Tinuke Aderemi-Ibitola had 20 kills and Aleksandra Nowak had 24 assists to lead the Kent State volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Buffalo in Kent on Friday.
The Bulls won the first set 25-14 but the Golden Flashes (4-12, 1-3) rallied to win the next three sets 25-17, 25-22, 26-24.
Jenny Buczek had 12 digs and Hannah Herc had 10 digs for the Flashes.
Morgan Kuhn had 28 assists and Jill Paluch had 10 digs for the University of Akron volleyball team in a 3-0 loss to host Ohio on Friday.
The Bobcats defeated the Zips 25-20, 25-23, 25-17 for their fourth conference win of the season.
Alex Cocklin led the Zips (9-8, 2-3) with 10 kills.
Kent State graduate Mackenzie Hughes, a two-time Canadian Men’s Amateur Champion, is currently tied for third as an individual after the opening round of the World Amateur Championship in Turkey.
Hughes shot a 5-under-par 66 in the first round that included an eagle, four birdies and one bogey.
KSU junior Corey Connors shot a 1-under-par 70 and is currently tied for 36th.
The United States holds the lead at 13-under-par while Canada is currently tied for seventh place.
The Hiram College men’s soccer team was ranked 20th in the latest D3soccer.com national poll and 21st in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll earlier this week.
The Terriers have a 9-0-1 record and are 1-0-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference play.
Junior Andy Harding (Revere) leads the team with 10 goals, including three game-winning scores. Harding also leads the team in shots with 35 and is tied for third with three assists.
— Staff report