Rob Marinaro earned his 200th career victory as head coach of the Kent State women’s soccer program last Thursday, a 1-0 triumph over Bowling Green at Dix Stadium.
Marinaro has been with the Golden Flashes program since its inception in 1997. He served as an assistant coach for the first four seasons before earning a promotion to head coach in 2001.
In 22 seasons leading the Flashes, Marinaro has compiled a 200-164-50 record. The three-time Mid-American Conference coach of the year led Kent State to the MAC tournament championship in 2016 when the squad earned a school-record 15 wins. Marinaro’s teams have also claimed three MAC regular season titles and three MAC East Division crowns.
This year’s Flashes continue to bounce back from a rough start. After going 0-5-2 against non-conference opponents, Kent State enters this week’s action third in the MAC standings at 4-1-3 in league play.
A goal by redshirt senior Tianna Harris, with an assist from sophomore Siena Stambolich, pushed the Flashes past the Falcons (5-5-4, 3-2-3). Sarah Melen made five saves in goal to earn her fourth shutout of the season.
Kent State will host Ball State (6-4-5, 5-1-2) in a key MAC matchup on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Volleyball: Savannah Matthews, Danie Tyson reach Kent State milestones
Senior outside hitter Savannah Matthews became the sixth player in Kent State history to reach 1,000 career kills and digs during last Friday’s 3-0 victory over rival Akron at the M.A.C. Center.
Matthews finished with 12 kills, one behind freshman team leader Mackenzie McGuire. Freshman Mia Soerensen added 11 kills and hit .647.
On Saturday, grad student Danie Tyson recorded her 1,000th career kill in a 3-0 loss to the Zips. Tyson, who finished with six kills and four blocks, became the 16th KSU player to reach 1,000 kills.