Staff report

Kent State University’s women’s golf team leads the Nittany Lion Invitational with one round to play after posting the top score of the tournament with an even-par 288 on the second day.

Raksha Phadke led the Golden Flashes with a 2-under 80, including five birdies on the last six holes. Phadke is ninth in the medalist race.

Josee Doyon and Jennifer Ha shot a 1-under 71 and an even-par 72, respectively. They share the top spot on the overall two-day individual leaderboard.


The University of Akron lost to nationally ranked Ohio University in three sets, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-22.

The Zips (6-7, 0-2) gave the Bobcats (12-0, 2-0) a run for their money in the third set, coming within a point at 23-22 before the Bobcats delivered back-to-back kills to end the match.

Karley Kusan set up the Zips’ offense with 26 assists and Jill Paluch led the defense with 12 digs.

Field hockey

Kent State University lost its fourth consecutive match, 3-2 to St. Francis at Lock Haven University on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Flashes (3-3) got on the board first, scoring a goal ten minutes into the game before Melanie Kahn evened the score at the 24th minute off an assist by Karleigh Carlin.

The score remained tied at half, but the Red Flashes scored the first two goals of the second half to pull away from the Golden Flashes, who fell to 4-6.