Field Hockey loses close game against Buckeyes


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Sophomore midfielder Alayna Harris makes a pass at the field hockey game against Ohio State on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The Flashes lost 3-4.. Photo by Rachel Le Goubin.

Chris Ginley

The Kent State field hockey team faltered in the waning minutes, falling 4-3 in a close match to the Ohio State Buckeyes Tuesday afternoon at Murphy-Mellis Field.

The two teams took turns trading goals until Buckeyes midfielder Mona Frommhold scored on assists by Brooke Hiltz and Nora Murer at the 54-minute mark of the second half to put the Buckeyes ahead for good.

The first half was relatively even, as the Flashes (4-5) received goals from junior midfielder Hannah Faulkner and senior midfielder Melanie Kahn. Kahn’s goal answered two Ohio State goals and tied the game at two going into halftime.

Junior midfielder Missy Ramsey gave the Flashes their second lead of the game early in the second half. Two unanswered goals by Ohio State, the first of which came at the 51st minute, put the Buckeyes back in control. The Flashes were unable to overcome the Buckeyes late offensive surge.

Junior goalkeeper Jahna Jordan had her third straight match with at least five saves and her sixth in the last nine matches this season. The Buckeyes lead the game in shots with 23, while the Flashes were called for 46 fouls compared to the Buckeyes’ 33 fouls.

Following Tuesday’s loss, the Flashes will now prepare to head to Lock Haven, Pa. to square off against the St. Francis Red Flash at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and the Lock Haven Eagles at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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