Ben Brady, Reporter

Despite a overdue purpose to chop its two purpose deficit to at least one, App State field hockey fell 2-1 to Kent State in its Middle Atlantic Conference opener Sunday. The Mountaineers dropped to 3-3 at the season and 0-1 in conference play of their fourth-straight away sport. 

The fit remained scoreless thru 3 quarters earlier than the Golden Flashes struck two times, construction a 2-0 lead. 

Graduate scholar midfielder Friederike Stegen scored the lone purpose for the Mountaineers with 3 mins ultimate. Stegen, who was once named to the All-MAC first workforce ultimate season and is this system’s all time chief in assists, recorded her 5th purpose of the season, tied for first within the conference. She additionally moved into a primary position tie for many overall issues within the conference this season with 10. 

App State tallied 4 shot makes an attempt to Kent State’s 14, together with best two pictures on purpose to the Golden Flashes 8. Senior goalkeeper Addie Clark recorded six saves within the sport. 

App State is dealing with conference competitors in 4 of its subsequent six suits, together with 3 at house. After shedding 3 suits in a row, the workforce holds the fourth absolute best general file within the conference.

The Mountaineers go back to Boone this weekend for a couple of house suits, as they face conference rival Central Michigan Friday at 5 p.m. and Wake Forest Sunday at midday.