Harper, Apelt lead field hockey to win over CMU


Kent State freshman Clara Rodriguez Seto looks for a pass in the game against Miami University (OH) Sept. 29, 2017. Miami won 1-0.

Henry Palattella

The Kent State field hockey team’s quest toward another Mid-American Conference title took a step in the right direction Friday, as the Flashes (6-9, 3-1 MAC) blew out Central Michigan (0-15, 0-4 MAC), winning 7-0. 

The Flashes’ offensive attack was led by juniors Helen Harper and Jessica Apelt, who each notched two goals. Harper opened the scoring up with her goal in the ninth minute, with Alpet’s goal being followed up 11 minutes later. They both scored in the second half as well.

The Flashes’ other three goals came from senior Alison Harmatz, sophomore Laila Richter and senior Ines Delpech. Deplech’s goal was her sixth of the year, a team-high.

Freshman Clara Rodriguez Seto led the Flashes with two assists. 

In total, Kent State’s offensive attack overwhelmed the Chippewas, as they recorded 30 shots, 20 of which were on goal. Central Michigan had four. 

The Flashes hit the turf again next Saturday, when they welcome Longwood University to Murphy-Mellis Field for a match at noon.

Henry Palattella is the sports editor. Contact him at [email protected].