Women's field hockey team unsatisfied with probe of game cut short by football fireworks

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football game.

Maine was playing Philadelphia's Temple University at the time.

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Kent State said Friday that an investigation by its Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action concluded there was no Title IX violation or gender-related bias.

The Bangor Daily News reports UMaine is disappointed that Kent State, which hosted the game, didn't interview student-athletes who were "disrespected."

The UMaine-Temple match was stopped before the second overtime to clear the field for pregame fireworks scheduled 90 minutes later for a football game at an adjacent stadium.

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Kent State apologized and said the game should've continued.

It offered to reimburse UMaine and Temple if they choose to replay the game.

Temple declined comment Saturday.

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