Special to the Record-Courier
Kent State (3-21, 1-10) did all it could, but Toledo (22-2, 10-1) proved to be too much to handle as the Flashes went down 82-45 to the Rockets on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 5,712.
The Flashes shot 37 percent in the game, including 42.9 percent in the first half. However, the Rockets dominated in the paint, scoring 42 points, while grabbing 39 rebounds compared to Kent State's 25. Toledo shot 54.1 percent from the field and drilled eight shots from 3-point range.
Kent State started slow out of the gate, making its first basket two minutes in and then going without a point for seven-and-a-half minutes.
Tamzin Barroilhet led Kent State with 10 points and four rebounds. Rachel Mendelsohn scored eight, with six of those in the second half.
Toledo, which is ranked No. 29 in the nation in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, showed its depth, with two player scoring in double-digits, but 11 reaching the scoring column overall. The Rockets also had 43 points come from bench players.
Inma Zanoguera and Ana Capotosto each had 10 points for the Rockets, while Brianna Jones had eight points and nine rebounds.
Kent State will play its next two games at home against Ohio on Wednesday at 7 p.m., then vs. Akron next Saturday at 2 p.m.