Kent State’s field hockey team moves up two spots in rankings


Members of the Kent State University field hockey game celebrate a goal during the game against Miami University on Oct. 15, 2021. Kent State beat Miami 1-0.

Jacob Hansen Reporter

After winning both games last weekend, Kent State’s field hockey team moved up two rankings in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s poll. 

The Flashes moved up to No. 22 after being ranked No. 24 for four-straight weeks. Kent State has been ranked for seven straight weeks now.

Kent State took first place in the Mid-American Conference after defeating Miami University 1-0 on Friday. 

KSU scored early in the first period to score the only goal of the game. Kent State’s defense held on to the victory after Miami put on the pressure in the second half. 

Two days later, KSU beat Bucknell University 2-1. The Flashes scored twice in the second period. Bucknell scored late in the fourth period but fell short. 

Kent State is currently 10-4 overall and 4-1 in the MAC.

Kent State is currently on a five-game win streak and will look to continue it when the Flashes travel to MAC opponent Appalachian State University on Friday.  

Jacob Hansen is a reporter. Contact him at [email protected].