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Kent State Soccer Tops Morehead State, 4-1

Article Written by Sheila Blackman
Published: August 19, 2012
<p><strong>KENT, Ohio &ndash;</strong> The Kent State women&rsquo;s soccer team (2-0-0) utilized a total team effort Sunday afternoon to defeat visiting Morehead State, 4-1, in a non-conference contest to conclude the opening weekend of the season.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the home opener for the Golden Flashes, Kent State took a 1-0 lead just inside of 10 minutes into the game and never relinquished the lead. Kent State outshot Morehead State 15-8, including a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Four players scored for Kent State in the victory, while four more Golden Flashes registered assists in the contest.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Kent State got on the board in the 10<sup>th</sup> minute when Stephanie Haugh (Richmond Hill, Ontario) flicked a header to the far post for the game&rsquo;s first goal; Haugh combined with Katherine Lawrence (Ajax, Ontario) and Sara Henderson (Strongsville, Ohio), as Henderson headed Lawrence&rsquo;s throw-in towards the box.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Golden Flashes struck again in the 42<sup>nd</sup> minute, when senior Megan Repas (Avon, Ohio) notched her first goal of the year. After gathering a pass from Megan Jackson (Medina, Ohio) on the right side near the touch line, Repas spun tight and fired the ball to the far post for a highlight finish.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Morehead State (0-2-0) cut their deficit in the 44<sup>th</sup> minute, making good on a set piece to make the game 2-1 at the intermission.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Out of the break, Kent State added to the scoreboard in the 68<sup>th</sup> minute. Junior Jaclyn Dutton (Bridgeport, Ohio) notched her first goal of the season with a shot on the left side that got through rushing traffic and found the back of the net.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Junior Jessacca Gironda (Akron, Ohio) rounded out the game&rsquo;s scoring in the 86<sup>th</sup> minute when she gathered a Morehead State miscue 25 yards out, dribbled into the box and slotted in an uncontested shot for her second goal in as many games.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Kent State goalkeeper Stephanie Senn (Grand Island, N.Y.) made three saves, including a diving save late in the game, to secure the win.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Golden Flashes are back in action Friday, Aug. 24, when Kent State travels to Valparaiso for an evening contest.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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