Junior forward Megan Repas scored a goal with just one second remaining on the clock to give host Kent State women’s soccer a 1-0 win over Ohio on Sunday at Zoeller Field.
The win on Senior Day allowed the Flashes (12-6-0, 6-4-0) to clinch the Mid-American Conference East Division regular season title, their first since 2004.
Repas converted from about five yards away from Bobcats goalkeeper Nicole Amari. The play started with a corner kick by freshman Stephanie Haugh. Sophomore Katherine Lawrence was at the back post and sent a quick pass to junior Sara Henderson, who then sent the ball back to the right side, where Repas spun and found the net.
“I thought it was well deserved,” KSU coach Rob Marinaro of his team’s win. “We worked really hard today, and you know what? We came out on top.”
KSU had an advantage over the Bobcats (7-9-2, 4-4-2) in shots (21-11), shots on goal (10-1) and corner kicks (9-4).
Flashes senior goalkeeper Kelly Sherwood got the shutout.
KSU will wrap up the regular season on Thursday at Buffalo for a 3 p.m. match.
The Flashes will host a MAC Tournament quarterfinal match on Sunday against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
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Aubrey Stahl scored a goal in the 87th minute to lift host Buffalo to a 1-0 victory against the University of Akron.
The Zips (6-8-2, 3-5-2) held an edge over the Bulls (10-4-4, 3-3-4) in shots on goal (14-5) and corner kicks (3-0).
Jordan Clark, Rachel Phillip and Kelly DeNiro all had three shots on goal for UA, which will host Ohio on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the regular season finale.
Six players scored a goal to propel host Miami (Ohio) to a 6-5 win against Kent State.
Debbie Bell scored four goals for the Flashes (5-12, 3-5) and Amy Wimsatt had four assists.
Sid Marcum, Amanda Seeley, Emily Gruesser, Kylie Landeros, Olivia Miller and Kaitlin Evans scored goals for the RedHawks (6-13, 4-5).
Junior Kevin Miller shot a 3-under-par 69 to pace No. 12-ranked Kent State in the first round of the sixth U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.
The Flashes shot 7-over-par 295 and are tied for 10th in the 14-team field.
Miller is tied for fifth at three shots off the lead, which is held by Steve Lim of the University of Southern California.
Miller had four birdies and one bogey Sunday. Other Flashes who scored were sophomore Taylor Pendrith (72), senior Mackenzie Hughes (77) and sophomore Corey Conners (77).
USC and No. 4 Auburn share the lead at 6-under-par 282.
The 54-hole event continues today and concludes Tuesday.
University of Akron freshman Olga Shkundina’s run at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships ended Sunday in the round of 16 in Columbus.
Shkundina, a 15-year-old Ufa, Russia native, won five matches in three days and advanced from the singles qualifying bracket to the main draw. She lost to Michigan’s Emina Bektas 7-5, 7-6.
Shkundina won three matches Thursday and Friday in the qualifying draw and posted two victories Saturday in the main draw round of 48 and 32.