Women’s rugby beats Bowling Green in MAC showdown

Kyle Samec

In their first Mid-American Conference matchup of the season, Kent State defeated the Bowling Green Falcons by doing exactly what they work on in practice every week.

“We were able to facilitate the ball to our playmakers much more efficiently today than we have been able to in previous matchups,” coach Jeff Horton said. “BGSU was playing extremely aggressive on defense and because of that, we were able to exploit the weak points in their line.”

The Flashes (2-1) beat the Falcons (1-2) 44-5 on Sunday.

Although the Flashes took down the Falcons without much struggle, Horton said this Falcons’ team was much improved from previous ones.

“The team we faced today was much more physical than any other BGSU team I can recall us facing in previous years,” Horton said. “I think once they become a little more disciplined they will be an extremely competitive team.”

Flashes’ team president and senior center Hannah Henry said that the Falcons’ backline struggled to tackle in part because of the way the Flashes played.

“There were a lot of times where we were able to get the ball out to the wing, and (players) just staying in support and following our passes gave us the opportunity to score on multiple occasions,” Henry said. “We stress running into the ball instead of catching it flat footed in practice. I think we did a good job of that today as well.”

Kyle Samec is a sport reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].