Field Hockey no. 1 in MAC

In commanding fashion, the Miami University field hockey team defeated Central Michigan 4-0 on Friday to clinch the MAC championship and an undefeated conference-play record (5-0). The Chippewas fell to 0-16 on the year while the RedHawks remain .500 (8-8) after falling to No. 3 Virginia on Sunday 4-0. Miami’s perfect play in conference earns them the No. 1 seed in the MAC conference tournament. MU will also be hosting the tournament next year because of their success this season.  “It’s an incredible feeling as anyone can imagine, especially getting [the MAC championship] at home with our fans,” senior...

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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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