Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Central Michigan sophomore Kaysie Gregory scored the game-tying goal with just 30 seconds remaining in regulation Saturday, but the Chippewas fell to Kent State in overtime, 3-2.
CMU Loses in a Back-in-Forth Affair to Kent, 3-2

KENT, Ohio – The Central Michigan field hockey lost in a 3-2 overtime back-in-forth affair to Kent State on Saturday, October 12.

“We are extremely proud of our kids for fighting until the end of the game today, especially when we scored the tying goal in the last minute of regulation,” head coach Cristy Freese said.  “We put a lot of time and effort in today’s conference game against Kent. We are looking to improve defensively and offensively for more games to come.”

The Maroon and Gold took six shots in the second period down 2-1 in an attempt tie up the contest until sophomore midfielder Kaysie Gregory answered for the Chippewas by scoring the tying goal off a penalty corner from junior back Jordyn Brengosz at the 69:30 mark in the second period.

Faulkner for Kent found the back of the cage off a pass from Lee in the 72nd minute in overtime. The Golden Flashes took home the 3-2 OT victory.

Kent State’s (6-8, 2-0 MAC) Madison Thompson fired the first shot of the game early in the first period but sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds recorded her first save out of two for the game.

The Chippewas (4-7, 1-1 MAC) put itself on the board first when senior back Abby Roth scored her first goal of the season unassisted in the 18th minute of the first period.

Kent responded with a goal at the 20:03 mark of the first period after a timeout. Hannah Faulkner scored the goal by accepting a pass from Thompson. The Chippewas responded but couldn’t finish as junior midfielder Mary Alice Moore shot wide.

Thompson gave the Golden Flashes a 2-1 lead after receiving a pass from Rebecca Lee and scoring at the 31st minute at the end of the first period.

The Maroon and Gold are back in action in a non-conference match versus No. 18 Michigan on Sunday, October 13 at 1 p.m.