Kent State field hockey beat Temple and Maine over the weekend, putting them 3-2 on the season.
Kent State outshot Temple 17-12 on Friday, beating them 3-0. This is the first win for the Flashes in September, following a two-game losing streak.
“We had a little bit of a rough patch, with losing to Michigan State and then Louisville,” coach Kyle Desandes-Moyer said. “It’s nice to go 2-0 on a weekend at home.”
On Sunday, Kent State beat the University of Maine 2-1.
“Beating a ranked team means a really strong program, so we knew it was going to be a battle,” Desandes-Moyer said. “I’m just really proud of my team.”
Maine outshot Kent State 16-10. Kent State’s goalkeeper Azure Fernsler had 10 saves, and the Flashes won 2-1.
“We just came out and played for each other, and played for the women who played before us,” Fernsler said.
Despite the win, Maine outshot Kent State 16-10.
“I think we really stuck together as a team,” sophomore forward Luisa Knapp said. “I think it just worked out today.”
Knapp scored the first goal of the game in the first period, with junior Clara Rodriguez Seto following with a goal of her own in the second.
“We just try to give our best and try to stick together as a team,” Knapp said.
The Flashes have most of the week off before traveling to St. Louis on Friday to play Fairfield University and Saint Louis University on Sunday. They have two more weekends before MAC play begins.
“We just want to keep the energy high through all four periods,” Fernsler said. “We want to stay gritty.”
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