Staff report

The Kent State women’s golf team continued its dominance of the Mid-American Conference as it won its 16th championship in a row on Sunday in Fishers, Ind.

Jennifer Ha won the event for the second consecutive year and repeated as MAC Women’s Golfer of the Year.

Natalie Goodson was the runner-up medalist while Wad Phaewchimplee finished the event in third place and was named MAC Freshman of the Year.

Meanwhile, three Zips finished inside the top 25 as the University of Akron closed its season in a tie for fifth at the MAC Championship Tournament.

Laura Murray posted her second-consecutive top-20 finish while Lina Bengtsson and Frida Fougberg posted their first top-25 finishes at the final event of the 2013-14 campaign.

Softball

•?A pair of home runs provided all the offense Kent State needed to defeat Western Michigan 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Ebert Field.

The Golden Flashes (24-16, 10-4 MAC) have won eight of their last nine games.

After Western Michigan took the lead, Kent State answered when senior Abbey Ledford put the Flashes on top with a two-run homer.

Sophomore Erika Warren (Hoover) added a solo home run in the fifth.

Warren, who was 2-for-3, has rebounded from a slow start and has hit safely in six consecutive games.

Kent State had nine hits in the game. Kirkpatrick and sophomore Lauren Kesterson also had two hits apiece.

Freshman Ronnie Ladines threw a complete game to improve to 6-5.

Ladines had seven strikeouts and allowed one run on five hits.

•?Jessica Schneider hit a walk-off three-run home run in the sixth inning to highlight Akron’s 9-0 victory over Ohio on Sunday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.

After shutting out Ohio for the second time in as many days, Akron improved its record to 24-13 overall and 9-5 in the Mid-American Conference, while the Bobcats slipped to 26-22 and 10-6 in league play.

Schneider’s home run was her fourth of the season and capped a strong showing for the senior at the plate. The Zips senior first baseman was 2-for-3 with three RBI, a pair of runs scored and a double.

Sophomore pitcher Erin Seiler recorded the win with five strikeouts.