OXFORD, Ohio--Behind a 2-0 win over Northern Illinois University (4-9-2; 2-4-1 Mid-American Conference) on Friday afternoon at Miami Soccer Field, Miami University’s soccer team earned its fourth straight shutout and posted its seventh shutout win of the season. The RedHawks improved to 7-6-2 on the season and 4-1-2 in MAC play.

“I thought it went our way today,” said head coach Bobby Kramig. “I was very pleased with the shutout. The thing I was most pleased with was the way we were running and moving the ball and attacking with a more-aggressive mindset than we have in the past.”

Just under four minutes into the game, freshman midfielder Rachel Marble scored her first career goal as a RedHawk. Marble took a corner pass from junior forward Hailey Pleshakov and booted in the game-winner from the top of the box.

Miami carried a 1-0 lead into the second half until junior midfielder Kelsey Dinges scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Haley Walter at the 64:28 mark.

The Miami offensive attack kept the Huskies’ goalkeeper busy, recording 10 shots in the opening half with three on goal and amassing 12 second-half shots with a whopping seven on goal. RedHawk senior goalkeeper Allison Norenberg added to her Miami career record for shutouts, notching the 19th of her career and moving to 6-6-2 in goal this season.

“We’ve been a little tentative in the final third this year, and our goal scoring production reflects that,” added Kramig. “We worked on it really hard this week, and we got some players going forward and being a little bit more aggressive. I think we left a lot of goals out there on the field today, but we’re generating a lot more chances and certainly have a better mindset when it comes to attacking.”

The RedHawks continue a three-match home stand on Sunday, Oct. 20, hosting Toledo at 1 p.m. The picnic for both past and current patients at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Unit rescheduled for Sunday been canceled.