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Field Hawks ride two-game winning streak into MAC play

It was a successful week for the Miami field hockey team. The RedHawks won their first two home games of the season, beating St. Louis 4-2 and Davidson 2-0. Miami, now 3-4 on the year, opens MAC play at home against Kent State on Saturday.

Tuesday's game against St. Louis featured an excellent second-half attack by the RedHawks, who scored three goals in the final 45 minutes to win after going to halftime tied 1-1 with the Billikens. Miami was led by two goals from sophomore forward Christine Loyd, who netted both the game's first goal and the game-winner. Other Miami scores came from freshman Danielle Gaynor and sophomore Meghan McMurtry. For the first time since playing the University of the Pacific on Aug. 28, the RedHawks had an edge in both shots and corners.

The winning ways continued on Sunday, as goaltender Kerri Orr recorder her first shutout of the season, blanking the Davidson Wildcats 2-0. Two first half goals from sophomores Alyssa Nye and Taylor Florence proved to be enough, as Orr recorded six saves on the afternoon.

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