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Successful shootout keeps field hockey in first place heading into final regular-season MAC battle

James Goddard, Reporter October 27, 2022

A shootout is nerve-wracking, field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer said. But it’s a challenge her team was ready for Sunday. “We practice shoot outs every practice,” she said. “We felt...

Kent State and Toledo fans come to Glass Bowl Stadium to watch the Flashes take on the Rockets. Toledo won the game 52-31.

OPINION: KentWired’s sports department takes on Toledo’s Glass Bowl Stadium with flair

Sports Department October 17, 2022

Saturday, a few reporters from the KentWired sports department took our first field trip together to the University of Toledo vs. Kent State football game at Glass Bowl Stadium. The drive was about...

Women’s XC outruns men’s team for first time all season as MAC finale looms closer

James Goddard, Reporter October 17, 2022

Cross country coach James Croft said, “The women were definitely the highlight of the weekend.” The Kent State women’s program placed sixth out of 13 teams in the 6k race at the Falcon Invitational...

Field hockey’s senior-day victory turns emotional

James Goddard, Reporter October 10, 2022

Words could not describe how field hockey coach Kyle DeSandes-Moyer felt after her team’s senior day victory against Central Michigan. “I'll get choked up,” she said. “I'm very proud of them....

OU, oh yeah: Field hockey remains undefeated in MAC after a dramatic overtime goal

James Goddard, Reporter October 4, 2022

Six minutes into overtime in Friday’s game, Ohio was pushing the ball toward Kent State’s goal when Flashes intercepted it. Freshman Patricia Strunk headed back on the attack and tapped the ball...

Personal records galore: Head colds and a shaky start doesn’t slow cross country down

James Goddard, Reporter October 3, 2022

Even while battling illness and a rough start to the race, almost all of Kent State's cross country runners managed to outperform Saturday. “We had a lot of people sick last week,” coach James Croft...

Kent State sophomore Bella Carpenter (left) and senior Sydney Washburn (right) cut their Ball State opponent off from the goal.

Field hockey outscores, outshoots and outshines Ball State in its biggest win in two seasons

James Goddard, Reporter September 24, 2022

The Kent State field hockey team secured four goals in the fourth quarter Friday on its way to its biggest win in two years. The Flashes beat Ball State 7-0 to improve to 2-0 in the Mid-American Conference....

Field hockey puts on its defensive best, outshooting MAC-opening competitor

James Goddard, Reporter September 19, 2022

In non-conference play, Kent State’s field hockey team allowed teams an average of 19 shots per game. In Sunday’s Mid-American Conference opener, the Flashes held Appalachian State to just four...

Men’s cross country trips over its own feet yet still manages to set personal records

James Goddard, Reporter September 18, 2022

In the chaos of the start of the race, sophomore Baidy Ba lost his shoe. Then he went on to set a personal best. “Baidy lost a racing spike half a mile into the race,” coach James Croft said. “To...

‘It’s so different’: Field hockey heads into MAC with rookie roster

James Goddard, Reporter September 14, 2022

Kent State’s field hockey team is still searching for an identity as the Flashes head into their Mid-American Conference opener Sunday. Kent State, who tied for the regular season championship with...

Same score, lower place: Men’s cross country narrowly misses victory

James Goddard, Sports Reporter September 4, 2022

The difference between a first and second-place victory in the opening race of the season came down to after-meet math. This, however, was not a surprise for the men’s cross-country team. “Everything...

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