Kent State Soccer Drops 2-0 Contest to Western Michigan
The Golden Flashes will look to get back on track Sunday, Oct. 9 at home against Northern Illinois at 1 p.m.
KENT, Ohio – The Kent State soccer team (8-5-0, 2-3-0 MAC) suffered its second straight shutout loss Friday afternoon with their 2-0 loss to Western Michigan at Zoeller Field.
"It just wasn't our best performance," said head coach Rob Marinaro. "I think we worked hard, we just weren't very smart as a unit today. Western Michigan capitalized on two of our mistakes."
Western Michigan (7-6-0, 3-2-0 MAC) scored in the 38th minute when the Broncos got deep in Kent State's end and scored off a cross from the right side.
The Broncos then added what proved to be an insurance goal in the 60th minute. After a dynamic point-blank save by Kent State goalkeeper Kelly Sherwood (Strongsville, Ohio), Western Michigan gathered the rebound, crossed it past the goal mouth and were able to knock it in for the lone score of the second half.
The Golden Flashes weren't without their chances, as the team out-shot Western Michigan 22-10, including a 13-4 discrepancy in the second half. Kent State also had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Sherwood finished with two saves in the setback, while WMU's Michelle Watson tallied seven stops in shutting out Kent State. Leading the Golden Flashes offensively was Stephanie Haugh (Richmond Hill, Ontario), who had six shots; Jaclyn Dutton (Bridgeport, Ohio) added five shots for Kent State.
The Golden Flashes are back in action Sunday, Oct. 9 for a 1 p.m. contest against Northern Illinois.