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Kent States soccer team faces Northern Illinois on Oct. 15, 2023.

Soccer falls in MAC championship, ending playoff run

Matt Franos, Reporter November 6, 2023

After defeating Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan, two teams the Kent State soccer team previously lost to, in the opening rounds of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, the Flashes set their eyes...

The Kent State soccer team celebrates after junior Alisa Arthur scores the first goal of the game against CMU on Oct. 8, 2023. The Golden Flashes went on to win the game 3-1.

One year in the making – soccer clinches home playoff game

Matt Franos, Reporter October 26, 2023

One year ago, Buffalo came into Dix Stadium and knocked Kent State’s soccer team out of the postseason with a 2-0 victory in the regular season finale. Thursday, the Flashes traveled to Buffalo and...

Kent State senior Dalaney Ranallo beats CMU graduate student Claudia Muessig to the ball and launches it up field during the game against CMU on Oct. 8, 2023.

Soccer earns road win against MAC-leading Bowling Green

Matt Franos, Reporter October 13, 2023

The Kent State soccer team has relied on their defense throughout the season, and they came up big again in a 2-0 win against Bowling Green.  In eight of the last nine games, KSU has allowed one or...

Kent State womens soccer team on Sept. 28th at Dix Stadium. The team won 2-1 against Eastern Michigan.

Soccer suffers first conference loss

Matt Franos, Reporter October 3, 2023

The Kent State soccer team conceded a second-half goal that ended their perfect conference record in a 1–0 loss to Miami (OH). The Flashes drop to 6-3-2 with a 3-1 Mid-American Conference record;...

Giulia Giovinazzi (center) headers a ball away from Duquesne defenders at Kent States senior day matchup against Duquesne Sep. 10, 2023.

Defense leads the way as women’s soccer opens conference play

Matt Franos, Reporter September 21, 2023

The Kent State women’s soccer team has been looking for more consistency on offense this year. They had 11 days off before the start of conference play and figured something out with a dominant win over...

Soccer falls to conference leader for ‘disappointing’ end to season

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 28, 2022

When Kent State’s soccer team took the field Thursday, the Flashes needed to beat or tie Buffalo to earn a spot in the Mid-American Conference tournament. The Bulls defeated KSU 2-0 at Zoeller Field. Kent...

Win, tie or bust: In regular-season finale, soccer will face conference leader for a shot at MAC tournament

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 27, 2022

The top six teams make the Mid-American Conference tournament, and Kent State’s soccer team earns a spot with a win or tie in its final conference game. Thursday, the Flashes face Buffalo – the...

Kent State freshman midfielder Kelsey Salopek steps into a kick during her soccer teams game against Ball State Oct. 21, 2022.

‘Sheer heartbreak’: With two conference games to go, soccer ties it up yet again

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 21, 2022

Kent State’s soccer team has depended on its defense all season long. Thursday at Zoeller Field, coach Rob Marinaro said his defense was “great” in his team’s 0-0 tie with Ball State. “The...

‘We didn’t give enough effort’: Soccer falls short, tying with eighth-ranked conference team

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 17, 2022

In the program's previous six matchups, Kent State’s soccer team had not allowed a goal from Northern Illinois. The Flashes had won seven consecutive matches against the Huskies. Thursday in Illinois,...

‘He deserves it’: In 22nd season, coach Marinaro gets 200th win after defeating defending MAC champion

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 15, 2022

Once the final whistle sounded at Thursday’s soccer match, coach Rob Marinaro had just recorded 200 career wins. Standing at midfield with his players, he watched a video of former players and family...

‘We lost our rhythm’: Senior day closes with a tie in soccer battle

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 10, 2022

Kent State’s soccer team started its game with high energy. But as the game progressed, that energy didn’t continue. In the first half, the Flashes made six shots. In the second, they had one. “We...

Slow non-conference start to stellar MAC scoring: Soccer just had to ‘trust the process’

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 8, 2022

Kent State’s soccer team finally found its offensive footing when Mid-American Conference games began Sept. 22. Before MAC battles started, the Flashes had scored only two goals in seven non-conference...

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