Field hockey snaps six-game losing streak


Caroline Corthouts, senior, goes up against Jordan Chapman, junior, 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 (2-6) won its second game of the season at home, as the Flashes move to 1-0 in conference play.

The Flashes snapped a six-game losing streak after a convincing 5-1 win against Longwood University (3-5) during Senior Day on Sunday.

“I’m just really happy for the girls,” said coach Kathleen Wiler. “They wanted to get a great start in the conference and they did.”

Senior Caroline Corthouts took advantage of her Senior Day by scoring three goals to help the Flashes move past the Lancers.

“I couldn’t do it without my teammates,” Courthouts said.  “We played so well today. We did what we wanted to do and I’m sure next we will do great again.”

Juniors Madison Thompson and Krysti Lober both tallied a goal each during the game, giving the Flashes their second win of the season.

“I think getting the first conference win is important,” Wiler said.  “We take it a game at a time. We have been playing a really challenging schedule, we’ve been doing some really nice things and it was just good for them to see the ball go in the back of the net today.”

They Flashes are back on the road next weekend as they take on Indiana University Friday and Central Michigan University Sunday.  

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