Field hockey undefeated at home after win over OSU


Senior midfielder Jessica Nesbitt chases down the ball against Ohio University Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

Zac Sommer

The Kent State field hockey team is on a five-game winning streak after its 3-1 win over Ohio State on Tuesday.

“I am really happy with the performance today,” head coach Kathleen Wiler said. “It’s our third game in a short amount of time. The girls came out, attacked, and we are happy to get a victory at the senior’s final home game. We are undefeated at home this year and I know they are all proud of that.”

Tuesday’s win over Ohio State marks the first time the Flashes have beaten the Buckeyes since 2007.

Sophomore Eilidh Thomson scored at 6:34 in the first half after sophomore Alison Harmatz passed her the ball from the left side, giving the Flashes an early lead over the Buckeyes.

Almost 10 minutes, later sophomore Shannon Talbot tallied another goal for the Flashes as she put one past the Buckeye keeper, giving Kent State a two goal lead midway through the first.

Junior Krysti Lober scored the third goal for the Flashes by controlling a deflection in front of the net and putting one past the goalkeeper.

The Flashes held the Buckeyes scoreless until three minutes left in the game when Ohio State dribbled in from the top of the circle, scoring their only goal of the game.

“I think we were really disciplined in our structure and how we set up,” senior Susanne Felder said. “This is a great win and being undefeated on our own turf is a big confidence builder.”

The Flashes will end their regular season this Sunday as they travel to Muncie, Indiana, to take on Ball State at 12 p.m.

Zac Sommer is a sports reporter for the Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].