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Kent State senior Callie Cunningham attempts a shot on goal as four Western Michigan defenders close in on Oct. 19, 2023.

Soccer falls to MAC leader in home finale

Matt Franos, Reporter October 19, 2023

Kent State's soccer team was looking to defend home turf in its home finale, but the team fell to Mid-American Conference-leading Western Michigan, 2-0. The Flashes now fall to 8-6-2 (5-4), while...

Kent State Womens Soccer vs. Northern Illinois University on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

‘It was not good enough’: Northern Illinois snaps soccer’s four-game home winning streak

Matt Franos, Reporter October 15, 2023

The Kent State soccer team fell to Northern Illinois (6-6-3) in Dix Stadium, 2-1.  The Flashes conceded an own goal in the 23rd minute and could not get back in the game. “When you don't compete...

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;...

The Kent State Womens Soccer team joins in a hype chant before the game against Northern Illinois University on Oct. 7. Kent State Flashes won 2-0.

Rookies, veterans mesh as soccer begins its season

Matthew Franos, Reporter September 5, 2023

Life will be different for the Kent State women’s soccer team without 2021 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year and back-to-back ALL-MAC first-team winner Tianna Harris. Over her four-year...

Junior forward Jenna Hellstrom pushes the ball up feild against CSU on Sunday Sept. 13, 2015.

All-time women’s soccer scorer becomes assistant coach

Nico Crespo, Reporter May 5, 2023

Kent State’s women’s soccer all-time leader in goals scored, Jenna Hellstrom, returned to join the coaching staff as an assistant coach. Hellstrom is a former member of the Canadian Women’s National...

Kent State sophomore soccer player Heidi Marshall guards the goal for Kent State University. She says playing soccer has helped her build resilience.

Playing sports like a girl: National Girls and Women in Sports Day calls for more recognition of female athletes

Faith Fistler, Reporter February 1, 2023

For the U.S. women’s national soccer team, it wasn’t the four world series wins that put female athletes on the same playing field as their male counterparts. It was being granted equal pay to the...

Cameron Shendenhelm, who led the soccer program in goals last season, makes a move on the ball during a Kent State soccer game in October 2021. 

Quarter century of kicking it: Soccer program celebrates 25th anniversary

John Hilber, Reporter December 6, 2022

In 1997, Colleen Marcum faced a tough task: leading Kent State’s first-ever varsity women’s soccer team. Before the creation of the varsity team, the university only offered a club soccer team that...

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...

Nighttime at Dix Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Reflecting on Dix Stadium before home games kick-off

Isabella Schreck Reporter September 7, 2021

Thousands of fans cheer under the beaming lights of Dix Stadium every year, hoping for that game winning touchdown to brighten up their stressful week. This scene will be back at the home of the Kent...

Soccer can’t hold early lead and falls to Northwestern

Cole Oswald Reporter September 6, 2021

The Kent State women’s soccer team took a quick 2-0 lead Sunday, but Northwestern scored the next three goals and beat the Flashes 3-2.KSU is 3-2 on the season. Northwestern improves to 2-3. Freshman...

Soccer team ties school record in 6-0 victory

Cole Oswald Reporter September 3, 2021

Kent State women’s soccer team equaled its largest margin of victory in school history in Thursday’s 6-0 win over Canisius.But the Flashes still have work to do, coach Rob Marinaro said. “We created...

Soccer season likely at an end following loss to OU

Gina Butkovich Editor In Chief April 8, 2021

The Kent State women’s soccer team’s short season appears to have ended on a disappointing note, with a 1-0 loss to Ohio University. The Mid-American Conference said it would reschedule the team’s...

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