Kent State picked up its first Mid-American Conference victory Sunday, 3-2 in double overtime at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Emma Bressler scored the game-winner in the 86th minute, assisted by Jessica Apelt, as the Golden Flashes improved to 3-9 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
Apelt scored first for Kent State in the 16th minute and it stood for a 1-0 halftime lead. After the Lancers (7-3, 2-1) tied the score 1-1, Apelt scored again just two minutes later. Longwood then tied the game again at 2-2 in the 65th minute.
A defensive battle ensued after the regulation buzzer. Only two shots were taken in the first overtime period, both by Longwood. The game went into the second overtime period before Bressler fired the game-winning goal past the diving goalkeeper. Apelt was credited with an assist on Bressler's shot.
• In a match offensively dominated by the University of Akron, which had 14 shots and a plus-5 shot-on-goal differential (7-to-2), the Zips were handed a 1-0 MAC loss to Central Michigan at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ten players tallied a shot, but none found the net, for UA (4-7-1, 1-3-0).
Freshman goalkeeper Erin McKinney and the UA defense turned away the Chippewas (5-7-0, 3-1-0), except for Madison Costner's goal early in the second half.
• After a scoreless first half, Kent State scored four times to defeat Miami 4-1 in a MAC game at Dix Stadium. Vital Kats and Maddie Holmes each scored twice for the Golden Flashes, who improved to 6-5-1 overall and evened their league record at 2-2.
The KSU defense allowed just one shot on keeper Faith O'Neill, which was a late score for Miami (2-8-1, 0-4-0).
Despite losing 4,704-4,662 to No. 1-ranked West Virginia on Saturday, the 14th-ranked University of Akron posted a school record in points. The Zips' score topped their old mark of 4,657, set a season ago against Navy.
At the conclusion of smallbore competition, freshman Andre Gross was tied with the Mountaineers' Sarah Osborn with a score of 584. After two levels of tiebreakers, Gross came out on top. Caleb Lloyd, Kera Kaufman and Anthony Jackson all fired the same score of 576 to round out the top four shooters for UA.