Field hockey heads to Iowa to face top ranked teams


Forward Madison Thompson reaches for the ball during a game versus Virginia Commonwealth University at Murphy-Mellis Field on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. The Flashes won in double over-time 4-3.

Zac Sommer

Following a two-loss weekend, the Kent State field hockey team hopes to turn things around as it heads to Iowa City to face the University of Iowa and Stanford University this weekend.

Kent State’s schedule only gets tougher as it look to take on the No. 18 ranked Hawkeyes (2-2) Saturday.

Iowa has already proved to be a top 20 team as they defeated No. 7 seated Wake Forest earlier this season.

The Flashes last saw the Hawkeyes two seasons, ago when it suffered a 6-0 loss.

Stanford, who has the No. 6 spot, has also proved to be a top contender in this year’s top 20 teams as they, beat No. 9-ranked Duke University earlier this season in overtime.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s games both begin at 12:30 p.m.

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