Sept. 14, 2012
KENT, Ohio -- A late goal from Marshall freshman Kelly Culicerto was not enough as Kent State's golden goal in the second period of overtime lifted the Golden Flashes past the Thundering Herd 2-1 Friday evening at Zoeller Field.
Marshall dropped to 3-4-0 on the season while Kent State remained undefeated and improved to 5-0-1.
Culicerto scored in the final five minutes of regulation (86') to bring the match to a draw and force overtime after Marshall had played from behind since early in the first half. The freshman, who led both teams with three shots on goal, registered her second goal of the season on a deflection from inside the penalty area.
Kent State struck first (14') when freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Senn's punt found sophomore forward Stephanie Haugh at midfield for the first piece of a quick strike. Haugh redirected Senn's punt toward junior Jaclyn Dutton for a breakaway where she beat Marshall goalkeeper Lindsey Kerns to gain the 1-0 advantage.
The Herd battled for the entirety of the contest, outshooting Kent State 16-12 and finally finding a reward in the form of Culicerto's late equalizer.
Kent State had the answer, though, as Haugh turned goal-scorer in the second period of overtime. Following a defensive miscue, Haugh scored on an open net with less than four minutes remaining in the contest.
Kerns made five saves in the loss while Senn recorded six.