Field hockey drops two games in Iowa

Zac Sommer

The Kent State field hockey team dropped two games against No. 15 Iowa (7-1) and No. 5 ranked Stanford (4-2) after a weekend in Iowa.

“We are leaving Iowa City after playing two formidable opponents and getting more experience,” coach Kathleen Wiler said in a press release. “We have such a strong belief in this team and will keep working hard.”

The Hawkeyes scored four goals in the first 35 minutes of Saturday’s afternoon loss.

The Flashes then allowed another three goals in the second half before sophomore Shannon Talbot scored her first career goal.

Junior goalkeeper Andrea Rinehart recorded seven saves as the Flashes were outshot 20-8.

On Sunday, after allowing three Stanford goals, Talbot scored her second goal of the weekend before heading into the second half.

Following another Stanford goal, sophomore Ines Delpech would beat the keeper and make the final score 4-2.

Freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Keller recorded her first career start, making nine saves.

The Flashes are on the road yet again as they travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on Penn State Saturday and Michigan University Sunday.

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