MEN'S SOCCER

Zips drop season opener

The second-ranked University of Akron dropped its season opener 2-0 to Xavier Friday night in Cincinnati.

Akron outshot Xavier 16-7, including 6-4 on goal. Matthew Rosenberg recorded the shutout for the Musketeers (1-0) with six saves.

Karsen Henderlong scored for Xavier in the 12th minute for a 1-0 first-half lead. Samson Sergi added a second score with a header off a deflection off the crossbar for the second goal.

 

FIELD HOCKEY

Knapp's two goals lead KSU

Luisa Knapp scored twice as Kent State opened its season with a 5-2 win over visiting St. Francis.

Hailie Balachick, Ashley Bonetz and Caitlin Holland also scored goals for the Golden Flashes.

 

VOLLEYBALL

Kent State splits

At the Charlotte Invitational, Kent State won in three games over Eastern Kentucky before falling to the host 49ers 3-1 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Alex Haffner had 25 assists for the Golden Flashes in their win over EKU.