Field hockey hopes to snap losing streak after Michigan


Defender Susanne Felder collides with a Virginia Commonwealth University player at Murphy-Mellis Field on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. The Flashes won in double over-time 4-3.

Zac Sommer

The Kent State field hockey team 1-4 hopes to snap their four-game losing streak as they head to Michigan to take on Penn State and Michigan University this weekend.

“We played one of the better games of hockey to date this past Sunday,” said coach Kathleen Wiler.  “I think we are going to build off of that. We had a lot of shots, a lot of corners, hit a couple posts. The opportunities were there and the energy was good.”

The Flashes will be playing top ranked teams again this weekend as they will take on No. 18 ranked Penn State on Saturday.

“We want to play with the best and play tough competition,” Wiler said. “It’s only going to make us better.”

Kent State will face the Wolverines Sunday, who won last year’s contest 3-2.

Wiler says she is hopeful and that every game is a building experience for the Flashes as they look to prepare for conference games.

“The season is a marathon not a sprint and we haven’t even played a conference game yet,” Wiler said. “This is building us towards that MAC championship that we all want really bad. We are just building towards November and we just want a good performance. Obviously a win would be great and I think we could go one and one this weekend.”

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