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Cameron Hoover

Both the Mid-American Conference tournaments in women’s soccer and field hockey will be held in Kent this weekend.

The No. 1 seed Flashes (13-5-2, 9-2-0 MAC) women’s soccer team takes on Bowling Green at 7 p.m. Friday at Dix Stadium coming off a thrilling penalty shootout win over Ohio Sunday. No. 2 seed and No. 3 seed Ball State and Toledo will play the first half of that doubleheader at 4 p.m. Friday, also at Dix Stadium.

The winner of those two games will then face off in the MAC Championship Sunday at 1 p.m. at Dix Stadium.

The Flashes are looking to lock up a place in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season after being bounced from last year’s first round by Northwestern. The team took down Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Northern Illinois during last year’s MAC Championship run.

Kent State will also be hosting the MAC Tournament in field hockey. The Flashes (8-9, 5-1 MAC) enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed and will play No. 3 seed Longwood Friday at Murphy-Mellis Field.

The winner of that game will face either No. 1 Miami (OH) or No. 4 Appalachian State in the title game scheduled for Saturday at Murphy-Mellis Field.

After a tough start to their season, the Flashes have won four straight games, outscoring opponents 13-3 in that span. Kent State’s Laila Richter has scored seven goals this season, which ties her for seventh most in the conference.