Lacrosse Team Tallies Up “Firsts”
Sophomore Emily Speckman (Medina, Ohio) rings the victory bell at Dix Stadium as Kent State’s women’s lacrosse team celebrates their first win.
The Kent State women’s lacrosse team began its inaugural season on the road against Cincinnati, where freshman Abby Jones (Coon Rapids, Minn.) recorded the first goal in program history. The Flashes then returned home to take on Robert Morris in their home opener and first game at Dix Stadium. Freshman Lluna Katz (Manorville, NY) tallied the first lacrosse goal in Dix Stadium history.
“Stepping onto the field with our 26 student-athletes was an opportunity to compete, and we owe a big thanks to all the minds and hands that did the hard work before I even stepped on campus,” says Head Coach Brianne Tierney, who was hired by Kent State in spring 2017 with the task of recruiting players from around the nation. “We tried to honor and thank those people by playing our hardest, learning and growing every day.”
The Golden Flashes earned their first win in program history on March 29 with a 21-6 win over Delaware State at Dix Stadium. Two weeks later, Kent State earned its first ever ASUN conference victory with a 17-1 home win against Howard.
“We concluded the season playing at a much higher level than when we started,” adds Coach Tierney. “I definitely think we gained a few new lacrosse fans over the course of the season.”
"Kent State Women's Lacrosse Team Aims High in Inaugural Season" by WKYC.com:
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