Kent State Drops 2-0 Decision At Ohio
Golden Flashes have two game win streak snapped, return to action at home on Sunday
ATHENS, Ohio — Kent State had its two game winning streak stopped this afternoon with a 2-0 loss at Ohio. Winners of three of the last five going in, the Golden Flashes held a 9-7 edge in shots taken, but were unable to find the back of the cage as they were shutout for the first time since the season opener vs Northwestern.
Ohio's Louzeth Schutte accounted for both Bobcat goals scoring first in the 28th minute to break the a scoreless tie, then again in the 57th minute to add an insurance goal. Both scores came off of direct corners.
In addition to the edge in shots taken, Kent State also led corner opportunities by an 8-7 count. Sophomores Alyssa McFerren (Gibbsboro, N.J.) and Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia) led the team with three shots each. Freshman goalie Jahna Jordan (Fallbrook, Calif.) recorded three saves.
"We certainly had a few chances, but just didn't get it done today," said Kent State Head Coach Kathleen Wiler. "We played well for the majority of the game, but when are inside the 25 we have to capitalize and limit our mistakes."
The Golden Flashes now sit at 3-2 in the Mid-American Conference and 5-9 on the year. The Bobcats meanwhile maintained their hold onto first place improving to 5-0 in the MAC and 12-3 overall.
Kent State returns to action at home this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Missouri State.