Women’s soccer team heads to Michigan to continue MAC play


Junior defender Morgan Mah is pulled back from the ball by Buffalo forward Taylor Thompson during Kent State’s 1-0 win over Buffalo October 5 at Zoeller Field. Photo by Shane Flanigan.

Erika Brun

Kent State’s women’s soccer team travels to Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan to continue Mid-American Conference play. The Flashes will play WMU 4 p.m. Friday and EMU 1 p.m. Sunday.

Senior Sara Henderson said the team is confident after a good week of practice.

“We’ve been practicing against what kind of formations they’re going to be playing against us, and I think we’re feeling really confident in our abilities to handle their formations,” Henderson said.

After shutting out the Buffalo Bulls 1-0 and defeating the Akron Zips in overtime 3-2, the Flashes hope to continue improving their standing in the MAC. The Flashes have a MAC record of 3-2-1 and overall record of 8-3-2.

WMU ended the last weekend with a loss against Miami and a tie with Ball State, with junior goalkeeper Michelle Watson totaling 12 saves against Ball State.

“Western Michigan is very athletic, physical and looking for a real good game but our main focus is us continuing to improve and looking to see a little more consistency on real good play for 90 minutes,” head coach Rob Marinaro said.

The EMU Eagles suffered their first conference losses against Ball State and Miami, giving the Eagles a MAC record of 4-2-0. Eastern Michigan will face the Ohio Bobcats Friday.

“No matter what, we want to play for a win. We want to play hard and really go out there with heart and represent Kent State to the best that we can,” senior Megan Repas said.

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