Eastern Michigan and Kent win regular season MAC titles

Updated 10/29/1999
EASTERN MICHIGAN DEFEATS CENTRAL FOR TITLE

MOUNT PLEASANT (October 29) -- Central Michigan (8-3 MAC) fell to Eastern Michigan (8-1-2 MAC), 1-0 on Friday afternoon. Eastern Michigan took a 1-0 lead with a goal from Robyn Maples at 43:30. With the victory, Eastern claimed the regular season MAC title and the number one seed in the tournament.

KENT DEFEATS OHIO FOR TITLE

The Golden Flashes (15-5, 8-2 MAC) defeated the Ohio University Bobcats (12-8, 7-3 MAC) 3-1.

With the win and Ball State's 2-1 victory over Miami, Kent clinched a share of the Mid-American Conference regular-season title. A Ball State loss to Louisville tomorrow would give the Golden Flashes the outright title. The victory was also the eighth straight win and 14 straight home win.

It was a defensive struggle in the first half, with neither team putting the ball in the back of the net. The second half scoring started with a Lisette Haars (Driebergen, The Netherlands) goal with 29:51 remaining. Five minutes later, Inge Corten (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) scored off a Kristen Clayton (Trevose, Pa./Bensalem) pass, giving Kent a 2-0 lead. Corten added a goal on a penalty stroke with 6:08 left in the game. Ohio scored late on a Jen Watt goal to spoil a shutout.

Janelle Lynch (Morrestown, N.J./Morrestown), in her last game at Dix Stadium, earned her eighth straight victory in goal, but had no saves on the night.

Kent's next game will be on Friday, Nov. 5, when the Golden Flashes will play in the MAC Tournament. The opponent and time have yet to be announced.

SCORING BY PERIODS:
Ohio 0+1=1
Kent 0+3=3

SCORING SUMMARY:
Kent 29:51 (2), Lisette Haars
Kent 24:26 (2), Inge Corten (Kristen Clayton)
Kent 6:08 (2), Inge Corten
Ohio 0:29 (2), Jen Watt