SAN ANTONIO — Jaclyn Dutton scored a pair of goals to lead Kent State to a 4-1 victory against UTSA on Sunday in the final match of the UTSA Classic.
The Golden Flashes (4-0-1) opened the scoring in the 12th minute when Dutton was awarded a penalty kick following a red card in the box. The junior’s freebie found the back of the net for an early 1-0 lead.
The Roadrunners (1-4), who then were forced to continue with just 10 players for the rest of the contest, struggled to create scoring chances the remainder of the half.
Megan Jackson pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 36th minute after taking a pass from Sara Henderson for her first goal of the season.
Kent State added another goal off a header from Henderson before UTSA ended the shutout in the 74th minute.
Senior Lindsay South provided the Roadrunners' only offense with a free kick from about 30 yards out that beat goalkeeper Stephanie Senn to pull within two.
That proved to be all for UTSA and Dutton put the game out of reach less than four minutes later with her second goal of the contest and fifth of the weekend.
Pus logged four saves for the Roadrunners, while Senn made five stops.
Offensively, South led UTSA with five shots and sophomore Liv Nyhegn and freshman Simone Boye attempted three apiece.
The Roadrunners will return to the pitch on Sunday, Sept. 9, when they host Baylor (5-1) at 7 p.m.