Kent State University senior Jessacca Gironda (Archbishop Hoban) scored a goal in the 85th minute of an exhibition match to give the Golden Flashes a 1-0 victory over Oakland University at OU Soccer Field.
Morgan Mah assisted on the goal.
Stephanie Senn and Julie Keslar split the goaltending duties for the Flashes and held Oakland scoreless.
Kent State hosts St. Bonaventure on Friday to open the regular season.
Track and field
• The University of Akron plans to reorganize its coaching staff in an attempt to help the program better recruit and develop prospects.
Current track assistant coach Lee LaBadie will oversee both men’s and women’s cross country programs.
The Zips have also hired Jared Nelson as recruiting coordinator for men’s and women’s track and field.
Nelson has spent the past two seasons at the University of Wisconsin.
• University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber placed 16th in his group at the IAAF World Championships, representing Team Canada.
Barber, the youngest competitor in the field, cleared 17 feet, 8½ inches on his final attempt but it was not good enough to qualify for Monday’s final round.
• University of Akron women’s cross country coach Scott Jones resigned Monday after leading the program for 17 seasons.
Jones led the Zips to MAC championships in 1999 and 2005.
• The University of Akron men’s basketball team has been selected to take part in the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon.
The Zips will face Saint Mary’s College at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif., at 3 a.m. Nov. 12 on ESPN2.
This is the Zips’ first appearance in the Tip-Off Marathon and they are one of two MAC schools participating in the event. Kent State is the other MAC team. The Golden Flashes will play Temple.