Field Hockey stumbles in home opener

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

For the first time all season, the Kent State field hockey team played in front of a home crowd this Friday.

The Flashes (4-8, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) fell by a score of 1-0 to Miami (OH) (5-6, 3-0 MAC). The game ended an 11-game road trip for the Flashes, who had to wait for the renovations at Murphy-Mellis Field to be finished before they could host a match. 

The Redhawks lone goal came in the 6th minute when junior, Paula Portugal, knocked the shot in after fellow junior Estel Roig set it up with an inserter from a penalty corner. 

Overall, the Flashes peppered the Redhawk defense with shots all afternoon, as they outshot Miami, 16-6. 13 of their shots came in the second half. 

Senior, Ines Depech, had six shots while senior, Jamie Fries, complimented her with three. 

Miami goalkeeper, Maddie Passarella, finished with seven saves, all of which came in the second half. Freshman goalkeeper, Kylie LeBlanc, finished with two saves for the Flashes.  

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