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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...

‘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...

School down the road gets shut out: Soccer remains top of MAC with perfect conference record

Jacob Shondel, Reporter September 26, 2022

Before conference play, Kent State’s soccer team started the season 0-5-2. Now two games into its conference schedule, the team is undefeated in the Mid-American Conference. Coach Rob Marinaro attributes...

Soccer still left searching for a win after fifth-straight scoreless match

Jacob Shondel, Reporter September 9, 2022

The Kent State women’s soccer team had won 12 consecutive games against Youngstown State. Thursday night, that streak came to an end. “We’re doing things and getting better in moments, but...

Soccer begins its 25th season with help from rookies

Jacob Shondel, Sports reporter September 2, 2022

After losing four field regulars, Kent State women’s soccer will rely on nine freshmen this year. “We have had to get freshmen involved in areas held down by seniors a year ago,” head coach Rob...

Spring sports roundup & fall sports preview

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 1, 2022

Students left campus for a summer of sun and fun, but Kent State sports teams did not take a break. Track and field make it to NCAAs For the fourth time in her collegiate career, senior...

Bowling Green redshirt senior forward Nikki Cox kicks the ball toward the goal during the Mid-American Conference Championship game on Sunday, Nov. 7 in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Kent State soccer team’s great season ends with 3-0 loss by BG in MAC tournament finals

Cole Oswald Reporter November 8, 2021

Kent State’s soccer season started back in August, when Mid-American Conference coaches picked the Flashes to finish ninth in the league. It ended Sunday, when the Flashes fell 3-0 to Bowling Green...

Redshirt senior Karly Hellstrom (23) dribbles the ball toward the goal during the soccer game against Ball State University on Oct. 17, 2021.

Resurgent offense has soccer just out of first place in MAC

Cole Oswald Reporter October 18, 2021

The Kent State soccer team’s improved offense has the Flashes contending for a Mid-American Conference championship.  The Flashes have scored 11 goals in a four-game winning streak that has pushed...

Freshman midfielder Siena Stambolich (7) kicks the ball over to a teammate at the game against Northern Illinois University. The two winning goals scored by Kent State were one before and one after halftime.

Defense, overtime goal powers soccer to weekend sweep

Cole Oswald Reporter October 11, 2021

An overtime goal capped off a two-win weekend for the Kent State soccer team as the Flashes moved into second place in the Mid-American Conference. Four minutes into overtime on Sunday, redshirt senior...

Two key goals send soccer past Oakland, 3-2

Cole Oswald Reporter September 13, 2021

Just two minutes after Oakland took a lead over Kent State's soccer team Sunday, KSU senior defender Tianna Harris headed in a goal to tie the game. With ten minutes left in the game, midfielder Giulia...

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