Adam Najem scored in the 108th minute of double overtime to give the University of Akron men’s soccer team a 1-0 win over host Buffalo on Friday.
Najem scored on a cross from Saad Abdul-Salaam with three minutes remaining in double overtime to give the Zips (10-3, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) the win.
The Zips had a 9-2 advantage in shots on goal and outshot the Bulls (2-9-2, 1-3) 18-9 overall.
Goalkeeper Fernando Pina (10-3) had two saves, and Abdul-Salaam led the Zips with four shots. Najem and Bryan Gallego each had two shots on goal to help the Zips’ attack.
The Zips host Michigan State on Wednesday and Northern Illinois next Saturday.
• Jenna Hellstrom scored in overtime in the 92nd minute to give the Kent State women a 3-2 win over Western Michigan at Zoeller Field in Kent.
Hellstrom scored off a corner kick after Morgan Mah’s shot attempt was blocked.
The Golden Flashes (10-5-0, 5-2-0) were behind 1-0 at halftime and 2-0 in the second half after the Broncos (7-4-3, 5-1-1) scored in the 56th minute.
Mah scored in the 65th minute to cut the deficit to one goal, and the Flashes tied the score on Stephanie Haugh’s goal in the 87th minute.
The Flashes outshot the Broncos 17-14, but the Broncos led 8-6 in shots on goal. Goalkeeper Stephanie Senn had six saves.
The Flashes host Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. Sunday.
• The University of Akron women lost 2-0 to visiting Central Michigan.
The Zips (4-8-3, 1-5-1) gave up two goals in the second half and were outshot 9-7 in the match.
Kelly Deniro led the Zips with two shots on goal, and goalkeeper Alex Luevano-Harden had two saves in the match.
Senior Kyle Kmiecik shot a 1-under-par 71 and senior Corey Conners carded an even-par 72 to lead the 19th-ranked Kent State men’s team to a 13th-place finish after the first round of the U.S. Collegiate Championship in Alpharetta, Ga.
The Golden Flashes will begin the second round today 17 strokes behind leader Georgia Tech in a 15-team field that includes nine top-25 teams.
Senior Taylor Pendrith shot a 4-over-par 76 and sophomore Jake Troyer carded a 5-over-par 77 for the Flashes.
KSU will be paired with Stanford and USC during the second round and will tee off between 10:40 and 11:20 a.m.
Alex Cocklin had eight kills, Tori Lanzillotti had 17 digs and Ashley Holder had 16 assists for the University of Akron in a straight-sets loss to Western Michigan at Rhodes Arena.
The Zips (6-12, 0-7) had a .084 hitting percentage in the match and were led in blocks by Mary Delich with four.