Kent State matched a program-best 13 wins Sunday with a 4-0 win over Ball State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference’s Women’s Championship.
Kent State advances to the semifinal round for the first time since 2006 and Friday will face top-seeded Miami. Game time will be announced later.
Senior Sara Henderson posted her second game-winning goal in as many games off a corner kick by Jaclyn Dutton.
The other goals came from Megan Jackson, Dutton off a long free kick by senior Hannah Newhouse, and Jessacca Gironda on an assist from Stephanie Haugh.
The University of Akron set a school record in smallbore on its way to defeating John Jay (N.Y.) College and Indiana (Pa.) University.
The Zips set the school record in smallbore with a score of 2,287 out of a possible 2,400. The Akron air rifle squad kept up the pace by breaking into the 2,300s, posting a season-high 2,311. The combined scores gave Akron a season-high score of 4,598, which placed UA ahead of John Jay (4,027) and Indiana University-Pennsylvania (3,291).
Swimming and diving
The University of Akron fell to Ball State 162-137 in its home and MAC opener Saturday at Ocasek Natatorium.
Sophomore Kelsey Ferrante and junior Carla McNamara each won two events for the Zips as Ferrante won the 100- and 200-yard backstroke, while McNamara took the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions.
Senior Becca Zimmer took first in the 500-yard freestyle and was second in the 200 free. Catherine Carr easily took the top spot in the 400-yard IM.
The Kent State women’s team had a solid round with a 300 Sunday on the first day at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the University of Texas. Four KSU players combined for an even-par 144 to start and are in 10th place in the 15-team field.
Erin Hawe led the Golden Flashes with a 1-under 71, with three birdies to two bogeys on her round. Josée Doyon shot a 3-over 75 to tie for 34th place. Jennifer Ha finished with a 4-over 76 to tie for 39th overall. Jackie Yanch shot 6-over 78, while Natalie Goodson tallied an 80.