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Miami field hockey sets sights on fourth straight Mid-American Conference Championship

 Almost a year and a half ago — the last time college field hockey was played — the RedHawks won their third straight Mid-American Conference championship, beating Kent State 2-1 in the final game. Puzo’s RedHawks first hit the field at home Tuesday, March 2, at 1 p.m. vs. Ball State, before traveling west for two games at Saint Louis on Thursday and Friday. 


Graudate student second baseman Will Vogelgesang (pictured, at bat) hit .340 in last year's shortened season.
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Miami baseball is looking forward to 2021 season after abrupt ending last year

Last year, Miami was ranked No. 33 in the Preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll. This year, the RedHawks are not on the list.  But that does not mean there is no potential to be found in Miami baseball. The team finished behind Central Michigan and Kent State in the Mid-American Conference preseason poll. The RedHawks had 96 votes with one first-place vote.


Senior libero Abigail Huser (pictured, in red) recorded a team-high 38 total digs in Miami's weekend series against Western Michigan
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Miami goes 1-1 against top-seeded Broncos

 In a tense matchup on Thursday night, the Miami RedHawks defeated the top-seeded Western Michigan Broncos in volleyball. After the game, head coach Carolyn Condit praised her team, but she knew they would have to maintain their energy for the next match. “Tomorrow will be a dog fight,” Condit said. Indeed it was.


Volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit has instituted a strong culture at Miami, leading to ten conference titles during her 37-year tenure.
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“I thought I’d be there for three years”: how Carolyn Condit made Oxford home

 In “The Andy Griffith Show,” there’s a town called Mayberry, N.C., which is the main setting of the show. Mayberry is a sleepy town, with just 5,000 people, one traffic light and not much else. The inspiration for Mayberry came from a town in North Carolina called Mount Airy. For volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit, however, the town may as well have been based on another sleepy town called Oxford, Ohio.


Sophomore guard Peyton Scott scored a career-high 39 points in Saturday's loss to Ball State, her fourth straight game with 30 or more points.
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Can the RedHawks break this cycle of Déjà vu?

 Sophomore guard Peyton Scott put on a show in Saturday's loss to Ball State, scoring a career-high 39 points, which matches a Millett Hall record set in 2013. She has four consecutive games scoring at least 30 points and also set a school record with 15 field goals. This Wednesday, they play the Toledo Rockets, who have lost four of their last five games. 


Redshirt junior forward James Beck dunks the ball during a loss against Akron on Feb 12.
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RedHawks visit Toledo looking to snap three-game losing streak

 On Friday, the RedHawks led by as many as five points in the second half before losing to the Akron Zips, 83-76. This Tuesday, the RedHawks will travel to take on the only team ahead of Akron in the standings, the Toledo Rockets. The Rockets are 16-6 this season, with an 11-3 MAC record.  After coming close to beating a top-tier MAC team last Friday, the ’Hawks will get another shot this Tuesday.


Sophomore guard Peyton Scott scored a career-high 39 points in Saturday's loss to Ball State, tying former RedHawk Courtney Osborn's record for most points in Millett Hall history.
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RedHawks blow 11-point lead in loss to Ball State

After a hard-fought game Saturday afternoon, Miami head coach DeUnna Hendrix didn’t hold back how much the loss hurt for her players. “I wish the result was different,” Hendrix said. “My heart literally hurts for them.” Despite a strong effort from her team, the RedHawks lost a close game to the Ball State Cardinals, 79-77. 


Senior forward Dalonte Brown attempts a layup during Friday's loss to Akron. Brown finished the game with 5 points and 10 rebounds.
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Lairy scores career high in close loss to Akron

  The Zips had the ball, up 76-74 with a minute and a half remaining. For 29 seconds, the RedHawks did their job. A good defensive effort from senior forward Dalonte Brown made senior guard Loren Cristian Jackson pick up his dribble with just four seconds left on the shot clock. With an 11-inch height difference between the two, Jackson pivoted and pirouetted into a contested three-pointer with Brown all over him. 


Sophomore guard Dae Dae Grant (pictured, no. 3) hopes to lead the RedHawks to victory on national television.
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RedHawks hope to end slide Friday vs. Akron

 Coach Jack Owens and the Miami men's basketball team have the chance to end their two-game losing streak against the Akron Zips Friday at Millett Hall.    The contest, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Friday night so it could air on ESPNU.