Field hockey looks to knock Miami (OH) off top spot


The Flashes celebrate a goal scored by Caroline Corthouts #17, senior, in the game against Longwood University at Murphy-Mellis Field on Sunday Sept 27, 2015. The game ended with a win for the Flashes, 5-1.

Zac Sommer

The Kent State field hockey team hopes to knock off Miami (OH) University Friday, after dropping its last MAC game to Missouri State, 1-0.

Miami (OH) is the only unbeaten team in the MAC conference this season. Kent State is tied with both Ohio University and Missouri State.

“Friday’s game is important for us, not just for the MAC, but it is a big rivalry,” said junior Jessica Nesbit.  “We just have to trust the plan the coaches give us and leave it all out there.”

Last season, the Flashes defeated the RedHawks 2-1 in the regular season after graduated senior Hannah Faulkner scored both goals for the Flashes.

After beating the RedHawks, the Flashes beat them again 3-1 in the MAC tournament allowing the Flashes to advance to the MAC championship game, where they would beat Ohio 2-0.

The Flashes are 43-32-2 all-time against Miami and in the last 11 seasons Kent State and Miami have combined to win 10 regular season titles and five MAC Tournament titles.

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