Women’s basketball dominates 91-64 in season opener

It was stifling defense from the ‘Hawks and domination in the paint that made the difference for Miami, as they demolished the University of Detroit-Mercy 91-64 in a dream start to the women’s basketball season on Friday. The RedHawks owned the glass, as they outrebounded the Titans 54-38, with a whopping differential of 22-9 for offensive boards. From those offensive rebounds, the RedHawks created 25 second-chance points, killing the Titans’ hopes of victory in Oxford. Making her official head coaching debut, head coach Megan Duffy couldn’t have written the script better herself. “You know, my dad has a saying...

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Women’s basketball opens season this afternoon

The RedHawks look to make a statement this season in conference play under new head coach Megan Duffy. A successful collegiate player for Notre Dame, Duffy helped the Fighting Irish reach four consecutive NCAA Tournaments in her time there. She went on to play in the WNBA, before initiating her coaching career at St. John’s, George Washington, and the University of Michigan as an assistant coach. Throughout the preseason, Duffy has consistently voiced the need for effort and preparation in order to be successful this year. “It was really nice to get out in the preseason and play two...

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Volleyball victorious during senior weekend

Miami volleyball kicked-off senior weekend at home with a win over Kent State in three straight sets on Friday and continued its dominance against Ohio University to win again in straight sets on Saturday. The RedHawks improve to 19-8 overall and 11-3 in the Mid-American Conference after the weekend. The wins tie them with Bowling Green for first place in the conference. This was their second win of the season against Kent State and a revenge win against OU after losing 3-2 early in the season to the Bobcats. The loss puts the Golden Flashes at 5-19 overall, 3-10...

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Cross country finishes in top three at MAC Championships

At home and in the cold, the Miami men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished in the top three at the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Cross Country Championships for the first time since 2012. Led by sophomore David Coffey’s fourth place finish in 24 minutes and 38 seconds, the men, as projected, finished second to defending champion Eastern Michigan. Coffey moved up ten places from the 2016 MAC Cross Country Championships and secured a First-Team All-MAC placing. “David Coffey has been really solid for us this year,” Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Tom Chorny said in a post-race...

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Women’s basketball returns top players for exhibition

The Miami Women’s Basketball team will be looking to improve on their mediocre 11-21 record from last season this Thursday at home in an exhibition game against Central State University. Though under new head coach Megan Duffy, the RedHawks are returning all of their rostered players, including standout sophomore guard Lauren Dickerson. Dickerson was named to the preseason All-MAC East Division team, coming off a season where she led the team with 16.3 points per game. The RedHawks complete their strong backcourt with junior guard Leah Purvis, a strong shooter from outside, who was second on the team in 3-point field goals last season. Leading the frontcourt is 6’0” junior forward Kendall McCoy, a strong defender who averaged a team high six rebounds per-game last year. McCoy improved her performance in conference play, averaging 9.7 points and 7.1 rebounds against MAC opponents. In the annual Mid-American Conference coaches’ poll, the ‘Hawks were predicted to land in fourth place by the end of the year, giving them plenty of opportunity to surprise doubters of the young roster. Miami’s season tips off Thursday at 7...

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