March 28, 2011

All of Miami’s spring sports are in full swing as one of the winter sports concluded its season last weekend.

HOCKEY
Last Week: Top-seeded Miami jumped out to an early lead less than a minute into the game, but fourth-seeded New Hampshire answered right back and used a quick third-period goal to break the deadlock as the Wildcats held on for a 3-1 win in the first round of the Northeast Regional of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at Verizon Wireless Arena. The RedHawks' season comes to a close with a record of 23-10-6 , its sixth straight 20-win season. (RECAP)

Baseball went 5-0 last week.


BASEBALL
Last Week: The RedHawks (12-11; 3-0 MAC) went 5-0 last week. On Tuesday, Miami jumped out to a first-inning lead and Kyle Weldon in the top of the 11th to score Tyler Melling and Brooks Fiala turned in strong efforts on the mound to lead Miami to 3-0 and 9-4 wins over Central Michigan Saturday afternoon at McKie Field. (RECAP) This Week: Miami travels to Dayton on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. game and hosts Xavier at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The RedHawks host Ball State in a three-game series this weekend. Game times are set for 6 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

TENNIS
Last Week: Miami (11-5; 2-0) extended its regular-season Mid-American Conference win streak to 19 with a pair of wins to open conference play last weekend. The RedHawks claimed a 5-2 win over Toledo on Friday (RECAP) before downing Eastern Michigan 6-1 on Saturday. (RECAP) This Week: Miami begins a three-match road stretch this weekend, traveling to Bowling Green Friday and Western Michigan Saturday. Both match times are set for 1 p.m.

GOLF
Last Week: Senior Nathan Sutherland shot a 66 in the second round, carding the low round for the tournament by any player as the RedHawks finished fourth as a team among a 16-team field at the FAU Spring Break Classic. Sutherland paced the RedHawks in a tie for 11th place at even par. (RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks are idle this week. They return to the links April 16-17 at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Softball opened its home slate with Morehead State on Thursday and the Miami Invitational over the weekend.


SOFTBALL
Last Week: In addition to hosting Morehead State in its home opener on Thursday, Miami (14-10) also hosted a five-team invitational over the weekend. Miami opened home play in a big way with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State on Thursday. The RedHawks won the first game, 8-1, and took the nightcap by an 8-4 score. (RECAP) The RedHawks split a pair of games on Friday during a wild start to the Miami Softball Invitational. Miami defeated Toledo in the opener, 8-0, in six innings before falling to Marshall in the nightcap, 7-5. (RECAP) In their final game of the Miami Invitational on Saturday, the RedHawks lost to Purdue, 6-3. Jessica Simpson held the high-powered Purdue offense without a hit during the first four innings. (RECAP) This Week: Miami opens MAC play this weekend, traveling to Akron for a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Friday. The RedHawks then travel to Ohio for a 3 p.m. game Saturday and a 1 p.m. game Sunday.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: In its first meet of the outdoor season, Miami boasted six first-place finishes as the RedHawks competed at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. Sophomore Jarrod Eick was a two-time winner at the meet, earning a first-place finish in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:52.98 and also placing first in the 1500-meter run in a time of 3:51.43. (RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks compete at the Oliver Nikoloff Open in Cincinnati on Saturday.

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: In its first meet of the outdoor season, four Miami University women's track and field athletes earned first-place finishes as the RedHawks competed at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational. There was no team scoring at the meet. Freshman Victoria Paterra won the javelin with a throw of 163-09, which was over nine feet better than her nearest competitor and broke the school record since the javelin was redesigned in 1999. (RECAP) This Week: Part of the team will compete at the Oliver Nikoloff Open in Cincinnati on Saturday and others will compete at the Missouri Relays in Columbia, Mo. Friday and Saturday.

Football continues spring practices this week. Spring practice will conclude with the annual Spring Game at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15. Women’s soccer played three games on Saturday during its spring schedule. The RedHawks defeated Duquesne 5-0, fell to Akron 4-1 and defeated Ashland 1-0.

GO REDHAWKS!!