KENT, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2012 – Goalkeeper Jahna Jordan made nine saves and Julia Hofmann scored the game’s only goal to lead Kent State to a 1-0 win over the James Madison field hockey team at Murphy-Mellis Field on Sunday.
JMU dropped to 1-1 on the year after opening the season with a win over Vermont on Friday. KSU improved to 1-1 with the win.
Hofmann paced the offense for the Golden Flashes, scoring a goal and adding four shots, including three on net. Abbie Carrico and Sabrina Binder each added assists with Carrico contributing two shots.
Six different players recorded shots for the Dukes led by redshirt freshman forward Taylor West (Princess Anne, Md./Pocomoke) and freshman midfielder Saskia Chelmowski (Berlin, Germany/Gustav-Heinemann-Cherschule) with four shots each. Redshirt junior forward Rachel Wein (Perryville, Md./Perryville) directed three shots on goal while senior midfielder Jenna Taylor (Midlothian, Va./James River) and sophomore back Rachel Palumbo (Schwenksville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) registered two shots each.
Jordan recorded her first career shutout to improve to 1-1 on the season. She made nine saves. Freshman goalkeeper Lena Wimmert (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany/Lise-Meitner Gymnasium) took the tough-luck loss for Madison to drop to 1-1 on the year. She made five saves and allowed just one goal in 70 minutes of action in net.
The Dukes outshot the Golden Flashes 16-12 while KSU held a 10-5 advantage is saves and an 8-7 lead in penalty corners.
Hofmann’s goal came 15:43 into the game and was her second tally of the year. She scored on a Kent State penalty corner. Carrico inserted the ball to Binder who stopped it so that Hofmann could fire it past Wimmert.
The Dukes return to the field next weekend as they open up the home portion of their schedule. Saturday JMU plays host to Lafayette at noon before hosting No. 25 American on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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