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Sept. 14, 2009

After hosting 10 events last weekend—six volleyball matches (including three neutral-site matches), three field hockey games (including one neutral-site game) and a soccer match—Miami will host just three events this coming week.

Field hockey is the next home contest with the RedHawks battling Ball State at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Soccer also hosts a pair of matches this weekend, entertaining Dayton at 5 p.m. on Friday and Cleveland State at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Last Friday, field hockey picked up a solid 3-1 win in its Mid-American Conference opener against Central Michigan. Katie Brightwell, Mary Hull and Christine Brightwell scored the goals to propel Miami to its first win of the season and make the RedHawks 1-0 in MAC play. (RECAP) On Sunday, Miami battled Northwestern but lost 3-2. (RECAP) After its mid-week home game against Ball State, the RedHawks hit the road this weekend, playing at William & Mary on Saturday and at Richmond on Sunday.

Soccer was edged 1-0 in overtime at Morehead State on Friday evening. (RECAP) The RedHawks came back on Sunday to defeat Xavier 3-1 at Miami Soccer Field. Allison Berkey, Julie Thompson and Sara Lund scored the goals for the RedHawks. (RECAP) In conjunction with the RedHawks’ home games Friday and Sunday, this is the Bicentennial Reunion weekend for men’s and women’s soccer. On Saturday morning there will be an alumni game, and alumni will be honored during Sunday’s 1 p.m. game.


Football begins Mid-American Conference play this week when the RedHawks travel to Western Michigan for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday. The radio broadcast of the game begins at 6 p.m. on the Miami ISP Sports Network affiliate stations. The RedHawks suffered a 48-0 loss at No. 12 Boise State on Saturday. (RECAP)

Volleyball hosted the Miami Best Western Sycamore Inn Classic

The volleyball team hosted Troy, St. John’s and Pacific in the Miami Best Western Sycamore Inn Classic last weekend. After sweeping St. John’s (RECAP) and Troy (RECAP), Miami was edged in four sets by tournament champion Pacific. (RECAP) Seniors Andrea Atteberry and Maria Leahy were named to the all-tournament team. Congratulations also go out to freshman libero Lisa Treadway, who was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 8. (RELEASE) Miami’s volleyball team plays in its last regular-season tournament as the RedHawks travel to Stephen F. Austin for the Ladyjack Invitational this weekend. Miami takes on Texas A&M Corpus Christi Friday and Houston and host Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.


Miami’s golf team opened its 2009-10 campaign on Sunday with the first two rounds of the Gopher Invitational hosted by Minnesota. (UPDATE) The RedHawks will round out their stint at the Invitational today and will next compete at the Wolverine Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 26-27. The men’s golf program also will have a Bicentennial Reunion this weekend.

The cross country teams return to action this weekend. Women’s cross country will compete in the MSU Spartan Invitational Friday afternoon and the men’s cross country team runs in the Iona Meet of Champions Saturday morning.

HawkTawk presented by Brick Street continues this week. In addition to Head Football Coach Michael Haywood, Head Soccer Coach Bobby Kramig and women’s soccer senior Allison Berkey will be the other featured guests. If you can't make it to Brick Street Restaurant in Uptown Oxford to see the show live, tune in to these Miami ISP Sports Network Affiliates: WKBV, WPFB-FM, WMOH, WONE.

Miami Magazine, which airs on ONN on Thursday night, continues this week.

This week’s on-line chat is with Head Soccer Coach Bobby Kramig at noon Wednesday.

In addition to all the sporting events going on last weekend, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Charlie Coles served as the celebrity starter at the Butler County Heart Walk on Saturday morning. (Pete Conrad’s article previewing the event)

Skate with the Hawks

The Blue Line Club also held its annual “Meet the Hawks” cookout and Skate with the Hawks on Sunday.

Single-game tickets for the 2009-10 Miami ice hockey season will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Tickets must be purchased through the ticket office, either in person at Millett Hall or by telephone at 1-866-MUHAWKS or 513-529-HAWK. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD ONLINE. A limited number of tickets are available for all games, although some may be for standing room only areas. Reserved tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for youth (under 18). Standing room only tickets, priced at $14, will be available once all reserved seat tickets are sold. (RELEASE)