Beacon Journal staff report
The Kent State men’s golf team is in third place after the first round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club at the Ridges in Jonesborough, Tenn.
Senior Corey Conners leads the Golden Flashes with a 2-under 70. Senior Taylor Pendrith and freshman Josh Whalen each shot a 1-under 71.
Kyle Kmiecik and Nick Scott each shot a 1-over 73.
The Flashes are 11 strokes behind leader East Tennessee.
• The University of Akron scored two first-half goals, but a late Ohio University goal and two scoreless overtimes left the game ending in a 2-2 draw.
Holly Harris put the Bobcats (5-4-4, 1-2-2 MAC) ahead at the 15-minute mark off a shot from the far right wing.
In the 23rd minute, the Zips (4-6-3, 1-3-1) tied the score when Lani Smith scored off an assist by Kelly Deniro.
Five minutes later, Deniro scored off a pass by Smith.
The Bobcats tied it up in the 69th minute to send the game to overtime.
The Zips outshot the Bobcats 24-9, but Bobcats keeper Mattie Liston made seven saves to keep the Zips from adding on.
Both Zips keepers, Alex Luevano-Harden and Klaire Adee allowed a goal, though Adee made three saves.
• All Kent State University needed was a Jessacca Gironda (Archbishop Hoban) goal three minutes into the game as the Golden Flashes shut out host Buffalo 1-0.
Sophomore keeper Stephanie Senn made eight saves to earn her fifth shutout of the season.
The Flashes improve to 8-5-0, 3-2-0 MAC. The Bulls drop to 4-6-2, 1-4-0.
The University of Akron remains winless in the Mid-American Conference after falling 3-0 to host Miami University.
The Zips (6-10, 0-5) battled in the first set, but the RedHawks (9-8, 1-4) pulled it out 26-24.
Julia Smagacz led the Zips with 10 kills.