Before a crowd of 15,000 at Dix Stadium, April Goss, a former soccer star that decided to turn in her shinguards for a helmet, notched her first extra point of the season in the second quarter as Kent State outperformed Delaware State, 45-13.
A decision by head coach Paul Haynes came just before halftime as he called a timeout when first-string kicker, Shane Hynes, was called over to the sidelines only to be replaced by Goss, whose PAT attempt was slightly wobbly, but adjusted itself nonetheless over the crossbar.
Kent State head coach Paul Haynes on April Goss (via Cleveland.com):
“She works her tail off. She’s the first one out there in practice and the last one off the field. Every time someone gets up and talks, one of our players gets up and talks, they always talk about they’ve got brothers, and a sister.”
The woman before her, Katie Hnida, played in four bowl games – one in 1999 with Colorado and three others with New Mexico (2002-04) – but scored her only point with the Lobos in 2003. At 5-foot-10 and 138 pounds, Hnida graduated from New Mexico in psychology and now resides in New York City.
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