Aug 17, 2013
Rochester, Mich. - Junior Kyla Kellermann led Oakland with three of the team's 10 shots in Saturday's exhibition contest with Kent State Saturday (Aug. 17) afternoon, but the Golden Grizzlies were held scoreless in a 1-0 setback to the Golden Flashes.
"Our first 85 minutes were great," said Oakland interim head coach Dave Morgan. "We had corner kick opportunities and had quality chances. It was a great first match for us. I thought everything went really well."
Kent State cracked the scoreless tie in the 86th minute, but Oakland had many opportunities to shake the nets. In the 63rd minute, midfielder Meghan Reynolds sent a shot just high after a pass from the right by Joan Sieja.
Then, just four minutes later, Sieja blasted a shot from 25 yards that skipped high off the crossbar. Following Kent State's goal, Oakland just missed equalizing in the 89th minute when Whitney Sarkis flicked a header off a cross by Jordan Penz, but her effort was gathered by Kent State.
Oakland will start the 2013 regular season Friday, Aug. 23 at Eastern Illinois.