Kent State seniors ready to lead charge into conference play


Kent State’s senior midfielder Julia Hofmann fights for possession of the ball in the game against the University of Michigan Sunday, Sept 21, 2014. The Flashes lost 3-2.

Ricky Salcer

The Kent State field hockey team challenged themselves with a very tough non-conference schedule this season, hoping to prepare for conference play. Although the results may not have been what they had hoped, they have learned from their previous games and are ready to attack the conference schedule.

Kent State field hockey coach Kathleen Wiler will look to her seniors to lead the team the rest of the way.

“We have a great group of seniors who are going to get after it everyday,” Wiler said.“They are very excited for a new season to begin.”

Two of the seniors Wiler will rely on are Missy Ramsey and Hannah Faulkner. Both know what it takes to fight through tough times and turn things around, she said.

“Even though it isn’t working out right now, it is going to work out later in the season,” Ramsey said. “You have to trust your skills, teammates and coaches that it is going to workout in the future.”

The seniors will get their chance to open up a brand new conference season Sunday as they travel to Missouri to take on Missouri State University.

The Flashes (2-7) will try for two wins starting Friday at 5 p.m., followed by a quick turnaround Saturday at St. Louis University at 1 p.m.

Contact Ricky Salcer at [email protected].