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Hockey

Last Week: The RedHawks came within a victory of a ninth-straight NCAA Tournament bid with a strong run in the inaugural NCHC Frozen Faceoff. Miami stymied second-seeded North Dakota behind 32 Ryan McKay saves and goals from Blake Coleman, Austin Czarnik and Anthony Louis to skate to a 3-0 win in Friday night's semifinals (Recap). Riding a season-high four-game winning streak, Miami clashed with Denver in the championship game, with the winner punching its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The RedHawks fell behind 2-0 after 20 minutes of play, but second period goals from Anthony Louis and Sean Kuraly left the score tied 2-2 after two periods. The Pioneers netted two quick goals to start the third, but the RedHawks would not go quietly. Louis netted his second goal of the night with 1:33 left and Miami pressured Denver's net heavily over the final minute and a half, but ultimately fell 4-3. Louis, who scored three goals over the weekend, was placed on the NCHC All-Tournament Team (Recap). This Week: The season is concluded.

Baseball

Last Week: The RedHawks went 3-1 during their four-game home stand to move to an even .500 on the season. Miami jumped out to a 6-2 lead in a mid-week showdown with Northern Kentucky last Tuesday, but found itself locked in a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the ninth until Dan Walsh laced an opposite field walk-off single to deliver a 7-6 win (Recap). The Red and White opened MAC play on the high note when they scored 11-unanswered runs to beat Western Michigan 11-3 on Friday(Recap). Nathan Williams went the distance for Miami the following day, allowing only two runs on five hits over nine innings, but the RedHawks stranded 11 runners on base in a 2-1 setback on Saturday (Recap). Miami went the walk-off route again to win the rubber game after Western Michigan scored six runs the last two frames to force extra innings. Max Andresen's walk-off single gave the RedHawks a 7-6 victory and a MAC series win to boot (Recap). This Week: The RedHawks have five games in store for this week, playing Tennessee Tech on Tuesday and Wednesday before resuming MAC play with a three-game set at Central Michigan beginning on Friday.

Softball

Last Week: Miami went 2-2 during its final full week of non-conference play. Behind a career day from junior outfielder Bree Lipscomb, the RedHawks earned a split of a doubleheader against Wright State on Thursday. The Raiders scored four runs in the top of the seventh to earn a 5-4 victory in the opener, but the RedHawks came back to take the nightcap, 6-1. (Recap) Miami earned a split at the RMU Colonial Classic on Saturday. The RedHawks dropped the opener to Siena, 4-3. They came back to defeat Robert Morris, 2-1, in the nightcap. (RecapThis Week: The RedHawks begin the spring break week with a trip to Marshall Wednesday for a single game beginning at 4 p.m. Miami then begins MAC play this weekend. The ‘Hawks travel to Kent State Friday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. MU will take on Buffalo in single games Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Women’s Tennis

Last Week: Behind a decisive 6-1 score, Miami captured its Mid-American Conference opener, downing Northern Illinois on Saturday in its lone match of the week. The RedHawks swept doubles to pick up the doubles point and won at No. 2-No. 6 singles en route to the victory. (Recap) This Week: Miami plays three matches beginning with a match at Stetson on Wednesday, March 26 and then at Ball State on Saturday, March 29. Miami returns home to host Louisville in non-conference action at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 30.

Men's Track and Field

Last Week: Miami opened its outdoor season with two event wins and 12 top-five finishes between the Wake Forest Invitational and the Charlotte 49er Classic. The RedHawk distance runners shined on day one at Wake Forest. Ryan Moncrieff won the 3000m steeplechase after crossing the line in 9:34.19 while Joe Stewart claimed gold in the 5000m with a time of 14:37.53 (Recap). The Red and White posted five more top-five finishes in Saturday's finale, with Skyler Coburn's runner-up finish in the 400m hurdles (54.25) leading the way (Recap). This Week: Miami heads over to Cincinnati for the Oliver Nickoloff Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Women's Track and Field

This Week: The RedHawks open the outdoor season at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational on Friday, March 28 in Nashville, Tenn.

Golf

Last Week: Miami is tied for 11th out of 27 teams after the first round of the Middleburg Intercollegiate on Sunday. (Recap) This Week: Miami completes play at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate with single rounds of 18 holes on Monday and Tuesday.

The field hockey team earned a team and several individual academic honors this week. (Team Academic Award Release) (National Academic Squad Release) (Scholars of Distinction Release) In addition, senior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller saw her Miami University International Student Organization win a major award (Release)

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