Kent State Falls At No. 12 James Madison
Golden Flashes unable to overcome early scores by JMU
HARRISONBURG, Va. — The Kent State field
hockey team played even with No. 12 James Madison for 66 minutes,
but a four-minute span of the first half proved to be the
difference as the Golden Flashes fell by a final of 4-0 today at
the JMU Field Hockey Complex. The loss evens KSU's record at
1-1 while JMU improved to 2-0.
"We had some chances but just didn't get it done today," said Head Coach Kathleen (Schanne) Wiler. "Right now we are focusing on the process and trying to get better every week."
The game was scoreless through the first nine minutes before Lindsay Cutchins score on a penalty corner. Less than a minute later Auburn Weisensale struck to give the Dukes a 2-0 advantage. The lead grew to 3-0 at the 12 minute mark on a goal by Amy Goldstein. James Madison then added its final goal at 13:33 when Dolores de Rooij scored off a penalty corner opportunity.
Held with out a shot attempt the first 16 minutes of the game, Kent State started to get in an offensive flow, but was unable to capitalize on its opportunities. The Golden Flashes ended the game with a 14-13 advantage in shots taken and a 7-6 advantage in penalty corners.
Junior Debbie Bell (Hamilton, New Zealand / Waikato) led the team with five shot attempts while freshman Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia/The Scots School) added three.
The Golden Flashes travel to Columbus next weekend to face No. 8 Syracuse and No. 14 Ohio State.