RedHawks earn first two wins in overtime thrillers

  The RedHawks should be flying high following a victorious weekend at home. Continuing conference play, Miami hosted Central Michigan on Friday afternoon and battled Eastern Michigan on Sunday. Entering the weekend without a win, and only a single point on the season, the Red and White were desperate to keep their hopes of a MAC Tournament berth alive. Pulling away with 2-1 and 3-2 overtime victories, they saved their season, for the time being. For much of the first half on Friday, fans were treated to a defensive stalemate. Still without injured sophomore midfielder Olivia Winnett, the RedHawks...

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Western Michigan hands RedHawks 12th loss of the season

Despite a strong second half display, Miami soccer was unable to avoid defeat at home against Western Michigan on Sunday. The RedHawks fell to 0-12-1 (0-5-0 Mid-American Conference) on the season. The Broncos from Kalamazoo were dominant early, possessing the ball for long periods of time and making the Red and White work hard to win it back. Senior RedHawk defender Jenny Barr countered Western Michigan’s elusive style of play with several physical tackles.   The Broncos patiently moved the ball around the field until they finally unlocked Miami’s defense with a goal in the 18th minute. The effort...

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RedHawks double-down with conference wins

The Miami RedHawks continued their undefeated conference play this weekend with a 2-1 victory over Longwood University on Sunday and a decisive 1-0 win over the reigning Mid-American Conference champions Kent State University on Friday. The RedHawks improve to 6-6 on the year (4-0 MAC) while Longwood fell to 10-3 and Kent State dropped to 4-8. While Kent State out shot MU 16-6 and led in penalty corners 12-6, the RedHawks were able to hang on with an early goal and aggressive defensive play. Junior midfielder/forward Paula Portugal notched her ninth goal of the season in the fifth minute...

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RedHawks lose one, draw one on weekend home stand

Miami soccer showed signs of life this past weekend, finally returning home from a long stretch of away games. The familiar field clearly gave the team some boosted energy, as they competed well in both conference games. Entering Friday’s game against defending Mid-American Conference Tournament champions Kent State, the RedHawks’ record was 0-9-0 (0-2-0 in MAC play), though they were motivated to pull off an upset in front of a home crowd. Miami saw an open door when Kent State senior forward Hayden Pascoe was shown a red card after clashing with RedHawk senior midfielder Amy Malone on the...

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RedHawks take care of business at home

Miami’s cross country runners ran further than their travel bus for Saturday’s meet. The bus was not needed because the Red and White competed on their own home course for the RedHawk Rumble. The RedHawks competed at home for the first time since 2014, dominating in both the women’s six-kilometer race and men’s eight-kilometer race. Both teams had eight runners in the top ten and scored 20 points — the men winning by 33 and the women by 37. Sophomore Sean Torpy continued his hot streak, coming away with his first collegiate victory. Last week’s Mid-American Conference Runner of...

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