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On the record: UA soccer falls on penalty kick in second OT

Staff report

Jimmy Mulligan scored on a penalty kick in the 106th minute in the second overtime to give host and 23rd-ranked St. John’s a 2-1 win over the No. 5-ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team on Friday in Queens, N.Y., at the St. John’s Tournament.

Eric Stevenson scored in the 70th minute to give the Zips (2-1-0) a 1-0 lead. The Red Storm (2-1-0) tied the score three minutes later on a goal from Josh Godec.

The Zips play Rutgers at 
1 p.m. on Sunday.

• The University of Akron women’s soccer team played to a 1-1 tie with Youngstown State on Friday in Youngstown.

Lani Smith scored off an assist from Sarah Sivic in the 17th minute to give the Zips (2-1-2) a 1-0 lead that held up until the Penguins (1-3-1) tied the match in the 79th minute.

Each team had six shots on goal and UA goalkeeper Klaire Adee had five saves.

• Fia Jonsson scored off an assist from Mikayla Williams in the 60th minute to give Coastal Carolina a 1-0 win over the Kent State women’s soccer team in the first game of the College of Charleston Cup in Conway, S.C.

The Golden Flashes (3-2) were outshot 15-6 by the Chanticleers (3-1-1) and managed one shot on goal compared to eight by the Chanticleers.

Goalkeeper Stephanie Senn had seven saves and Megan Johnson led the Flashes with two shots. The Flashes play the College of Charleston at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Field hockey

Rebecca Lee and Julia Hofmann each scored two goals for Kent State in a 5-1 win over Monmouth on Friday in East Lansing, Mich.

Lee scored two goals in the first eight minutes of the game and Hofmann scored two second-half goals to give the Golden Flashes (2-1) the edge. Shannon Martin also scored a goal in the second half. Abbie Carrico assisted on two goals and Madison Thompson and Karleigh Carlin also had assists. Lee’s second goal was unassisted. The Flashes play No. 5-ranked Syracuse at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.


Julia Smagacz got the game-winning kill off an assist from Karley Kusan to give the University of Akron a 28-26 win in game three of a straight sets win over Niagara in the Akron Invitational on Friday.

Alex Cocklin had 13 kills and Kusan had 16 assists to lead the Zips (4-0). The Zips defeated Tennessee Tech earlier in the day and play Milwaukee at 2 p.m. today.

• Kent State lost in straight sets to Cal State Fullerton on Friday in the first game of the Fullerton Classic in Fullerton, Calif.

The Flashes (1-3), making their first trip to California, lost 20-25, 10-25, 19-25 in the first meeting ever between the schools.

Hannah Herc had 14 digs and Kelly Hutchinson had seven kills to lead the Flashes. The Flashes play two games today, taking on Gardner-Webb at 1 p.m. and William & Mary at 7 p.m.


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