Field Hockey Wraps Up Regular Season At Home This Weekend
Golden Flashes host Ohio on Friday and Central Michigan on Saturday
Kent State will be celebrating its senior class this weekend as the team looks to close out the regular season on strong note and possibly secure a first round bye in next week's 2011 Mid-American Conference tournament. The Golden Flashes host Ohio on Friday at noon and Central Michigan for Senior Day on Saturday at 11:00 am. Live stats will be available for both contests if you can't make it out to Murphy-Mellis Field.
Scouting Kent State (5-12; 3-5 MAC):
• The Golden Flashes are returning to action after suffering two heartbreaking one goal losses that came down to the final minute last weekend at Ball State and at Miami.
• The offense which produced eight goals in the two games was led by MAC Offensive Player of the Week Debbie Bell
• Bell scored six goals to bring her season total to 20
• She heads into this weekend ranked 11th all-time in NCAA history with 96 goals and tied for 15th all-time with 212 points
• The Golden Flashes will be honoring Bell as well as fellow seniors Amanda Hoffman, Chelsea Sickel, Carla Johl and Amy Wimsatt before the game on Saturday
• A pair of wins this weekend will keep Kent State alive for the final first round bye in the 2011 MAC Tournament pending the outcome of the Central Michigan-Ohio game on Sunday, the Miami-Missouri State game on Saturday and the Ball State-Missouri State game on Sunday
• The Golden Flashes are eighth in the country averaging 9.12 penalty corner per game
Scouting Ohio (15-3; 8-0 MAC):
• Ohio is coming off of a 2-1 overtime win at Ball State last Sunday. The Bobcats have already clinched the MAC regular season title and a first round bye for the MAC Tournament
• Taylor Brown is the leading scorer for the Bobcats with 12 goals while Jessica Jue leads the team in assists with 17
• Kent State leads the all-time series 41-23-2 with the two teams having split the season series each of the past two seasons. This season Ohio won the first match-up 2-0 on Oct. 14 with both goals coming from Louzath Schutte.
Scouting Central Michigan (8-8; 5-3 MAC):
• Central Michigan had a three-game winning streak end with a loss to No. 5 Duke on last Sunday
• Cayleigh Immelmann is the leading scorer for the Chippewas with 11 goals.
• Kent State has won the last 10 meetings and owns a 46-13 lead in the all-time series. In the first meeting this season on Oct. 8 the Golden Flashes rallied for two goals in the final eight minutes of regulation before taking a 4-3 double overtime victory. Rebecca Lee, who is second on the team with seven goals scored this season, accounted for two goals in the game, including the game winner in the 87th minute
Parking for Saturday's game:
• Parking for the Kent State field hockey game will be available in both the west and east lot of the Dix Stadium Complex free of charge for those fans wishing to attend the field hockey game at 11:00 a.m.
The 2011 MAC Tournament will take place Nov. 3-5 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
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