Game Day Preview: Women's Soccer Hosts Illinois State to Kick-Off 2010 Season
The Kent State women's soccer team opens up the 2010 regular
season Sunday when the Golden Flashes entertain Illinois State at
the KSU Soccer Field for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Kent State is looking to improve on its 10-3-0 all-time record in home openers. The Flashes are 7-4-2 in program history in season-opening contests.
Sunday's contest will feature live stats, available by clicking here.
In A Flash: Today is the first-ever matchup between Kent State and Illinois State. Interestingly, it is also the first time KSU will face a team from the Missouri Valley Conference.
Scouting the Flashes: Kent State concluded the exhibition portion of the 2010 campaign Aug. 13 with its scrimmage against St. Francis at the KSU Soccer Field. The Red Flash edged Kent State, 2-0. KSU also hosted Duquesne Aug. 11 for a scrimmage, which featured three 30-minute periods. Duquesne out-scored the Golden Flashes, 2-1.
Scouting the Opponent: The Redbirds, who will start their season Friday at Akron, played a pair of Indiana squads in preseason play to get ready for the 2010 season. Illinois State lost a 1-0 contest to Valparaiso Aug. 10 before a 5-1 victory against IUPUI Aug. 14. Against IUPUI, Rachel Bostick had two goals while Jessica Carlson added two assists. Last season, Illinois State advanced to the 2009 NCAA tournament, losing in the first round to Florida, 2-0.
Next Up: The Golden Flashes will return to action Sunday, Aug. 29 when KSU travels to local foe Cleveland State for a 1 p.m. kickoff.