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RedHawks defeat OU

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.

Photo by Connor Moriarty, The Miami Student

By Sadie Martinez, For The Miami Student

The Miami University field hockey team defeated Ohio University 2-0, giving the RedHawks a 2-0 Mid-American Conference record.

Senior back Gabby Goldach said the RedHawks (4-8, 2-0 MAC) played their best game of the season against Ohio University (2-7, 1-1 MAC).

"Our energy going into the game was unlike any other this season," Goldach said. "It was one of the best games we had as a team. We played all 70 minutes."

Competing against Ohio gave the RedHawks the fire they needed, and the confidence to perform to their potential.

"We had a great practice that weekend," Goldach said. "It really gave us the confidence that we needed. Being 2-0 in the MAC so far is great."

The first goal of the game was scored by freshman forward Henni Otten, giving the RedHawks the lead within the first 25 minutes of the match.

The second goal would not follow until the second half, when senior back Shannon Regan found the back of the net. It was the first goal of Regans' career.

"Every MAC game is a battle," senior back Ali Frode said. "I think coming off of a win like OU we will do great this weekend."

The RedHawks' next two games are on the road against Central Michigan University and Iowa University. Miami faces Central Michigan 3 p.m. Friday in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

They then head to Iowa City, Iowa where they face No. 8 Iowa noon Sunday.

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