Field hockey goes 1-1 on weekend trip

Zac Sommer

The Kent State field hockey team won its second conference game of the season, 1-0, Sunday against Central Michigan after losing to Indiana University on Friday.

Following last Sunday’s conference win against Longwood University, the Flashes traveled to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the Hoosiers.

Indiana scored 10 minutes into the game before senior Madison Thompson answered four minutes later with a goal, tying the game at one.

The Flashes allowed two more Indiana goals before heading into the second half.

Sophomore Ines Delpech kept things interesting in the second half by scoring back-to-back goals, sending the game into overtime.

Indiana was given a corner seven minutes into overtime, where they would score the game-winner.

Junior goalkeeper Andrea Rinehart played the entire game, making six saves while facing 14 shots.

Rinehart would get the start against Central Michigan on Sunday as the Flashes looked to earn their second conference win.

It wasn’t until the second half that Thompson would score the Flashes’ one goal, giving them a 1-0 win over the Chippewas.

“We are pleased to get a conference win on the road,” Wiler said in a press release. “The composure at the end of the match today was the difference maker.”

The Flashes outshot Central Michigan 20-7 as Rinehart made one save while she was awarded with the shutout.

Kent State is on the road again next weekend as they look for their third conference win against Missouri State at 1 p.m.

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