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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...

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

Women’s soccer celebrates seniors while earning a victory

Matt Franos, Reporter September 10, 2023

Friends and family filled the stands for the women’s soccer team's senior day, where the Flashes defeated Duquesne 2-1. “It was definitely awesome having a lot of family here to celebrate," senior...

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 KSU2-0 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...

Soccer gets ‘comfortable,’ finishing with its third-straight tie as end of regular season nears

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 24, 2022

Less than 25 minutes into the soccer team’s final road game of the season, Kent State was already losing 2-0. The Flashes scored twice in the last third of the game to tie Central Michigan 2-2. “We...

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...

Soccer strikes back: Last-second KSU goal leads to a tie in 25th anniversary battle

Jacob Shondel, Reporter October 3, 2022

With forty seconds left in Sunday’s game, Kent State’s soccer team had a set piece 35 yards from the goal and was looking for a player in a position to score. Sophomore midfielder Alisa Arthur fired...

‘We let one get away’: Soccer’s slow start leads to first conference loss

Jacob Shondel, Reporter September 30, 2022

All season, coach Rob Marinaro has preached the importance of playing strong for the entire 90 minutes. In Thursday’s game against Western Michigan, the Broncos scored all three of their goals in the...

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