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Ohio Field Hockey’s Season Ends in 2-1 Loss to Kent State

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Ohio field hockey’s season came to an end Friday afternoon with a 2-1 loss to Kent State in the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals.

The Green and White entered postseason play with a 8-9 overall regular season record. The Bobcats’ 3-3 conference record helped secure the fourth seed in the tournament.
Kent State defeated the Bobcats in a 2-1 bout on October 23rd, a win that helped the Golden Flashes capture the top seed in the MAC tournament.
The first score came from the Flashes in the 11th minute with Silvia Figamalgosa finding the back of the net. Her fourth goal on the year was assisted by Ines Delpech. Figamalgosa’s goal was all either team had to show for in the opening half, and the Golden Flashes led 1-0 coming out of the break.
Only five total shots were recorded in the first half, two of which came from Ohio. The Flashes saved one more shot than the ‘Cats in the first half as well.
Just three minutes out of the locker rooms, Rachel Kho notched her second goal of the season for the Bobcats with an assist from Elena Curley to knot the game at 1-1.
But the final blow was delivered by Alison Harmatz, when she scored goal number six of the 2015 campaign off of a Shannon Talbot assist in the 64th minute.
Although the score may not reflect it, Kent State controlled the game in the second half. The Golden Flashes shot total reached 14 for the game compared to Ohio’s six, and that advantage was just enough for the Flashes to pull out the win.
The Bobcats fall to 8-10 after their final game, and will graduate Second Team All-MAC selection Clarissa Leickly and First Team All-MAC selection Adele Sammons.