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Women’s soccer halts late Kent State rally

Josephine Dunmore
NIU’s Tyra King (5), a freshman forward, blocks and guards against two Miami University players during the first half of the game on Sunday. (Josephine Dunmore | Northern Star)

An own goal conceded by Kent State University and a 57th minute score from freshman forward Tyra King was all it took for NIU women’s soccer to snap the Golden Flashes’ two-game win streak.

Kent State’s own goal came in the 24th minute after an NIU free kick ricocheted off of Golden Flash senior defender Dalaney Ranallo.

The Huskies held a two-goal lead for the majority of the contest until senior midfielder Giulia Giovinazzi scored a penalty kick goal in the 73rd minute.

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Sadie McGill fortified the Huskies’ back line with another dominant performance in front of the net, as she recorded seven saves on 11 shots faced. 


Both teams were able to generate an even amount of offensive opportunities after the Golden Flashes recorded eight shots on goal compared to the Huskies’ six.

Junior forward Edith Delgado led NIU in shots despite not scoring. Six different Huskies recorded a shot on goal in the contest, including three non-starters.

Junior midfielder Siena Stambolich and freshman midfielder Alanna Raimondo led the Golden Flashes in shots on goal with two apiece.


With the victory, the Huskies improved to 6-6-3 overall, 4-3-1 in conference play and seventh place in the MAC. NIU has now won four of its past five games.

Kent State dropped to 8-5-2 overall, 5-3 in conference play and fourth in the MAC. The Golden Flashes will face the first-place Western Michigan University Broncos in their next matchup. The Broncos are currently 9-3-3 overall and 5-0-3 in MAC play.


The Huskies are set to face Ball State University at 1 p.m. Thursday at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The game will be streamed on NIU All-Access, and live stats will be available via SideArm Stats.

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