The Kent State University field hockey team (19-3, 10-0 MAC) had a fast start out of the gate and held Ohio University (10-10, 6-4 MAC) scoreless for the second straight week to
defeat the Bobcats 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference Championship game. Kent State has now won 18 games in a row and will head to its third straight NCAA Tournament.
Kent State started early as freshman Els Brouwer (Utrecht, The Netherlands) penalty stroke goal three minutes in the game. Sophomore Helen Jerdan (Glasgow,
Scotland/Craigholm School) scored three minutes later on a lifted penalty corner from sophomore Kristen Clayton (Trevose, Pa./Bensalem) and senior Meagan Class (Harrisburg,
Pa./Central Dauphin). Freshman Arlette van Cleeff (El Voorburg, The Netherlands) ended the scoring in the first half and the game on a tip from Brouwer with 3:39 left in the first half.
Junior Jodi Lume (DePew, N.Y./Lancaster Central) had five saves to earn the win and her eighth shutout of the season, which ties her for third place on the Kent State
single-season shutout list.
The representatives on the MAC All-Tournament Team were Kari Roche and Angie Snedden from Miami University, Danielle Barr and Pip Sanders from the University of
Louisville, Andrea Pettinatto, Courtney Foster, and Jen Watt from Ohio University and Brouwer, Clayton, Jerdan and senior Terri Waseleski (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) from Kent
Kent State will now wait until Tuesday, Nov. 7, to see what campus site it will head to for the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, Nov. 11.
SCORING BY PERIODS:
Kent State 3+0=3
Kent State 32:52(1) Els Brouwer
Kent State 29:38(1) Helen Jerdan (Kristen Clayton, Meagan Class)
Kent State 3:39(1) Arlette van Cleef (Els Brouwer)
Team (Player) Minutes, Saves, Goals, Save Pct.
Ohio (Tara Elliot) 70:00 2 3 .400
Kent State (Jodi Lume) 62:08 5 0 1.000
(Jessica Creeden) 7:52 0 0 .000
SHOTS, CORNERS, DEFENSIVE SAVES, PENALTY STROKES
Ohio 8 6 1 0
Kent State 8 7 0 1-1