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’Hawks attempt first win against ACC team

By Bryan Wills, For The Miami Student

Miami University field hockey (6-4) hosts Wake Forest University (6-2) in the second game of a six-game home stretch.

The 'Hawks are coming off Wednesday's 5-0 shutout victory over Ohio State University.

"Now we can look at Wake Forest," said head coach Inako Puzo, "Another big match, another ACC coming to our home field."

It is the first-ever meeting between Miami and WFU.

Wake Forest is the third Atlantic Coast Conference team the RedHawks face this season (No. 4 University of Virginia and No. 3 University of North Carolina are the others). MU is 0-3 versus ACC opponents.

Senior forward Jess Newak leads the Demon Deacons. Newak has scored 49 points in 62 games in her career with a .214 shooting percentage.

Miami junior midfielder/forward Carla Romagosa tries to bring the 'Hawks their second straight home victory. Romagosa has eight assists and 12 shots in 2015. In her three seasons, she's combined for 18 total assists, 32 shots and 22 points in 50 games played.

"It is important for teams like Ohio State and Wake Forest to come play here in Oxford," Puzo said. "They know they're going to find a good match. Sunday will be a good day for hockey."

The RedHawks look to keep the momentum going to notch their first victory against an ACC team.

The game begins at 12 p.m. Sunday in Oxford, Ohio.