WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING

Zips win MAC

The No. 23-ranked University of Akron captured its sixth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday at the Ocasek Natatorium. The Zips scored 867 points, breaking their own record of 827.5, in the eight-team field. Eastern Michigan was second (583) and Buffalo third (502).

Over the course of the four-day meet, Akron qualified three relays to the NCAA Championships, broke seven MAC records and nine program records. The Zips also won all five relays for the second time in program history.

Sixth-year coach Brian Peresie was named MAC Coach of the Year of the sixth consecutive year, Sarah Watson was named Freshman Swimmer of the Year and Kamryn Goodrick was honored as Co-Freshman Diver of the Year. Six Zips were named to either the first or second All-MAC teams.

On Sunday, Akron hosted a Last Chance Meet and Long Course Meter Invitational. In the 50 freestyle, Watson swam a personal-best 22.96, narrowly missing the NCAA "B" Cut time standard.
 
In the 50 butterfly, both Brooke Lamoureux and Emma King qualified for National Invitational Championships.
 
Sadie Fazekas was under the U.S. Olympic Trials time standard of 1:02.69 with a personal-best time of 1:02.59, which qualified her for the Canadian Nationals.

 

BASEBALL

Kent State wins in North Carolina

Pavin Parks (Manchester) hit a three-run home run in top of the fifth inning to lead Kent State to a 5-3 win in Charlotte, N.C.. Parks' first home run of the season put the Golden Flashes up 4-0.

Luke Albright earned his first win, pitching in relief of starter John Schreiber. Jack Zimmerman (Green) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season for Kent (4-7).

 

SOFTBALL

Kent road trip ends with loss

Kent State concluded an 11-day road trip with a five-inning, 8-0 loss to Drake in the University of Arizona's Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. Nicole Newman held the Golden Flashes (6-11) to one baserunner on a fourth-inning single by Kennadie Goth.