Sophomore Shannon Martin (Williamsville, N.Y.) paced the attack for Kent State scoring two goals on seven shots. Martin first but the Golden Flashes on the board just before the end of the first half scoring from the right side after a caused turnover to cut the deficit to 3-1. The second year midfielder then scored off a rebound in the 56th minute.
Sophomore Julia Hofmann (Bad Muenster, Germany) added the final score of the day in the closing minutes finding the back of the cage from 15 yards out off a corner opportunity.
Sophomore goalie Jahna Jordan (Fallbrook, Calif.) made seven saves in goal.
In the second game of the day, James Madison defeated Vermont, 3-2.
On Sunday Kent State will face James Madison at 12:00 pm followed by Vermont and Indiana at 2:30 pm.
Richmond, VA - The Missouri State field hockey team couldn’t stop a high-powered Virginia Commonwealth attack, as the Bears fell to the Rams by a 6-1 score.
“Basically, it was a learning experience and a wake-up call,” head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa said. “We’ll learn from it, fix what we need to fix and get ready for the next one.”
The teams dueled to a scoreless tie in the first 15 minutes of play. The Bears out-shot the Rams 6-2 in that time, but VCU soon went on a scoring spree, as the Rams rattled off three goals in the span of about five minutes. Goalkeeper Andrea Bain held VCU at bay until near the end of the first half, when the Rams’ Haley McBee scored her second goal of the day on a wide-open breakaway shot from the top of the circle. MSU trailed 4-0 at the half.
Backup goalkeeper Katie Mulloy replaced Bain in the second half, but VCU capitalized on Missouri State’s mistakes. The Rams scored off a MSU turnover in the circle in the 48th minute before adding another on a penalty shot just four minutes later.
The Bears got on the board at the buzzer when freshman defender Leah Reitmayer slammed home a shot off a short corner to break the shutout. Junior defender Laura Tavares and senior midfielder Chelsey Medlock were credited with assists on the goal.
Missouri State will take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday, Aug. 31, at Bloomington, Ind.
Ohio 3, Colgate 1
Hamilton, N.Y. - Ohio Field Hockey opened the 2012 season with a 3-1 victory at Colgate this evening as senior Taylor Brown scored twice for the Bobcats.
"This was a great start to the season," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "We certainly have some things to work on but I'm very please with how we attacked and applied pressure coming out of halftime."
Colgate had five of the first six shots of the game and the first four penalty corners but Ohio made the intiial mark on the scoreboard.
Brown scored the 32nd goal of her career in the 16th minute to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. Luli Gomez Teruel notched her first collegiate assist.
The Bobcats dominated play during the remainder of the first period not allowing Colgate to get a shot. Meanwhile, the Green and White had five tries and one penalty corner. Despite the advantage over the final 20 minutes, Ohio's lead was only one heading to the break.
Ohio attacked immediately in the second half with five shots and two penalty corners in the first five minutes. Brown capitalized with her second goal of the game, firing a shot to the top-left corner. Jessica Jue, who set the Ohio single-season record for assists last season with 18 picked up her first of the season on the play.
"That second goal by Brown is already probably the goal of the season," Macmillan added. "The ball was crossed in from the right and she showed amazing hand-eye coordination to rocket a one-timer past their keeper, who was solid today in goal."
Five minutes later, Caelyn Hartley deflected a shot from Andrea Biegalski past the Colgate goalkeeper for a 3-0 lead at 47:48. Leading by three goals, Ohio controlled the tempo for the remainder of the game despite Colgate scoring in the 58th minute.
The Bobcats finished with 15-7 edge in shots, 11-4 in shots on goal. Ohio did allow seven penalty corners but goalkeeper Brittany Walker made three saves.
The Bobcats continue their New York road trip with a contest on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. against No. 7 Syracuse.