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Last Week: Four RedHawks scored in double figures as Miami earned a gritty 77-70 win at Central Michigan last Wednesday in the RedHawks’ MAC opener. Senior guard Quinten Rollins tied his own single-game record that he shares with Ron Harper, Damon Frierson and Chuck Goodyear with seven steals against the Chippewas. He became the only player in Miami history to twice record seven steals in a game. (Recap) In his first game back after more than a year following a knee injury, senior forward Bill Edwards poured in a career-high 24 points against Western Michigan, but it was not enough as the RedHawks were edged in overtime, 78-77. (Recap) This Week: Miami goes on a two-game road stretch, starting at Akron at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The RedHawks then travel to Ball State for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Last Week: The RedHawks dropped a pair of Mid-American Conference games on the road last week. On Thursday, the RedHawks suffered a 97-79 loss at Ohio. Freshman guard Jillian Spurlock recorded a career-high 20 points, going 7-for-10 from the floor against the Bobcats. (Recap) On Sunday, the Red and White lost a 68-52 decision at Toledo. (Recap) This Week: Miami returns home for a pair of games, hosting Akron at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15 and entertaining Northern Illinois at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Last Week: The RedHawks resumed their long rivalry in a road series at Western Michigan over the weekend, but dropped a pair of one-goal decisions. On Friday, Sean Kuraly potted two goals and Justin Greenberg notched his first two collegiate points (both assists). Kuraly's first goal of the night gave the RedHawks a 3-2 lead after two periods, but the Broncos' special teams notched two shorthanded goals and a power play goal, including the winning goal shorthanded with eight seconds left in a 5-4 RedHawk loss. (Recap) WMU used an early shorthanded goal to take a 1-0 lead on Saturday and snapped a 1-1 tie late in the second period with a 4-on-4 goal. Riley Barber netted his second goal of the night with one minute left to bring Miami within 3-2, but the comeback fell short. (Recap) Earlier in the week, members of the team paid a visit to local veterans at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. On the trip, they gave away gear through the program's involvement in Operation Hat Trick. (Release) This Week: Miami returns home for a weekend series against NCHC foe Nebraska Omaha. Friday's game starts at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday's finale begins at 7:05 p.m.
Women’s Swimming & Diving
Last Week: Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team won their sixth straight meet with a 177-119 win over Cincinnati at the Nixon Aquatic Center last Thursday. The RedHawks saw ten of their swimmers and divers take first-place finishes. Senior Nikki Craft and freshman Stephanie LeMire won two individual events each. (Recap) This Week: The RedHawks will next compete when they travel to Evansville, Ind. to take on the Purple Aces on Saturday, Jan. 18.
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Last Week: Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team defeated Cincinnati, 162-134, at the Nixon Aquatic Center in their first competitive action of 2014 last Thursday. The RedHawks won 11 of 16 events in an impressive team effort. No RedHawk earned more than one individual win, but junior Joe Baumgartner, senior Dan Nemeth and freshman Grant Stafford each had a relay win in addition to their individual first-place finishes. (Recap) This Week: Miami returns to action Saturday, Jan. 18, when they travel to Evansville, Ind. to take on the Evansville Purple Aces.
Last Week: Miami’s senior team earned a first-place finish for its short program at the Mid-America Championships on Saturday. (Recap) On the final day of the Mid-America Championships, Miami’s collegiate synchronized skating team took first place, while the senior team placed second in the free skate event. (Recap) This Week: Miami’s junior team is in action Jan. 18-19 at the Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Miami’s women’s tennis and women’s indoor track & field teams return to action this weekend. The RedHawk tennis team heads to the Purdue Invitational Jan. 17-19. The Miami women’s indoor track & field team competes in the Kentucky Invitational Jan. 17-18.
Four women’s soccer players recently earned academic awards. Senior midfielder/forward Katy Dolesh and junior defender Courtney Zanotti were named Second-Team All-East Region Scholars by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. (Release) Senior midfielder Kayla Zakrzewski and senior goalkeeper Allison Norenberg joined Dolesh and Zanotti as Academic All-Ohio selections. Dolesh and Zakrzewski were named to the first team, Zanotti earned second-team honors, while Norenberg was named to the third team. (Release)
Miami University head football coach Chuck Martin announced the addition of six assistants to his coaching staff. These six additions join George Barnett, Eric Koehler and Pat Welsh as assistant coaches for the RedHawks in 2014. The newest additions include Bill Brechin, Corey Brown, Autry Denson, John Hauser, Joe Palcic and Matt Pawlowski. (Release)
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