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Miami Field Hockey takes on CMU and Iowa

Miami sophomore midfielder/forward Geagy Pritchard attempts to get past a Northwestern defender during Miami’s 5-1 loss.
Miami sophomore midfielder/forward Geagy Pritchard attempts to get past a Northwestern defender during Miami’s 5-1 loss.

By Sadie Martinez, For The Miami Student

The Miami University women's field hockey team is on the road for its next two games against the University of Iowa and Central Michigan University.

The RedHawks (4-8, 2-0 MAC) are excited to compete in their next two games, having two Mid-American Conference victories under their belt.

Senior back Gabby Goldach said the team can't get complacent with its record.

"Being 2-0 in the MAC so far is great," Goldach said. "We are not going to become arrogant from this."

Goldach and senior back Ali Froede both said no MAC game is easy.

"MAC games are about whoever has more heart and puts up a bigger fight," Goldach said. "The combination of those two things will help us win."

Froede knows the next MAC games will be challenging, but she feels the battle is worth it.

"I think with any MAC game there is more of a rivalry there and more of an importance of the game because of the record," Froede said. "There's more history with the team, and the rivalry pumps us up for the game."

The RedHawks compete against CMU (3-8, 2-0) 3 p.m. Friday in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

With both teams having an equal record in the MAC, this game holds high-importance for the RedHawks.

"In every MAC game it comes down to who wants it more," Froede said. "It's the battle that excites us most for those matches."

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Miami travels to Iowa City, Iowa to compete against No. 10 University of Iowa noon Sunday.

The RedHawks faced Iowa (8-3, 2-1) in the past, and lost.

"Iowa is an extremely good team," Froede said. "I think coming off of a win against a team like OU, we will be great. We just have to keep pushing for another one."

The RedHawks' next home game is Oct. 18.

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