Wake Forest Beats Kent State, 4-2

Sept. 18, 2004

East Lansing, Mich. - Wake Forest field hockey improved to 7-1 this season, with a 4-2 win against Kent State on Saturday. Senior Kelly Dostal led the Deacons with two goals and one assist. Tamar Meijer and Claire Lawhon contributed a goal a piece.

Lawhon scored the only goal of the first half, on a penalty corner at the 12:46 mark. The goal was her second of the season.

Dostal opened second half scoring for her 11th goal this season. The score came from another Deacon penalty corner, 45:52 into the game. Six minutes later, Dostal found Meijer to give the Deacons the 3-0 advantage.

Kent State's Kate McGowan put the Golden Flashes on the board with 15 minutes remaining. Elizabeth Lahey scored the second Kent State goal a minute and a half later, to pull her team within one.

The late game drive by Kent State was not enough, however, as Claire Laubach and Maeke Boreel connected to Dostal to seal the Deacon victory, 4-2. Dostal leads the team, ACC and nation in scoring, with 32 points this season.

The Deacons took 16 penalty corners, to Kent State's three. Wake Forest owned the shot advantage, 16-7. Kent State's Linz Markwart saved eight of the 12 Deacon shots-on-goal.

Sophomore Haley Scott started her second consecutive game, as Laubach remained sidelined with an injury at the start of the game. Maeke Boreel posted her first defensive save of the season.

Kent State's Lauren Grandinetti received a green card and Jessalyn Pack received a yellow card.

Wake Forest faces Michigan State Sunday at 1 p.m. The No.1-ranked Spartans improved to 8-0 on Friday, defeating Kent State, 2-1.



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