Sept. 18, 2011
OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami University field hockey team got back on the winning track Sunday with a 3-0 victory over UC Davis. Sarah Mueller was once again strong in goal, making nine saves to earn her second shutout of the season and 10th of her career. The RedHawks improve to 2-6 overall, while the Aggies fall to 2-5.
The game was wide open early on as both teams were on the offensive. Despite this, the game remained scoreless for the first 25 minutes. In the 26th minute, Emily Gruesser found Amanda Seeley in the left corner of the circle. Seeley's one-time shot beat the goalkeeper to her right and gave Miami a 1-0 lead. It remained that way until the closing seconds of the first half, when Olivia Miller's shot from the top of the circle made it 2-0 going into the break.
After having to make seven saves in the first half, the Miami defense tightened up and Mueller only had to make two saves in the second half. The Red and White attempted 12 shots during the period, and completed scoring in the 69th minute when on a breakaway, Gabby Goldach shot the ball to the right corner of the net. Gruesser found it and poked it in for her first goal of the season.
For the game, UC Davis outshot Miami, 23-18. The Aggies also had the penalty corner advantage at 7-3. Goldach led the RedHawks with six shots, while Gruesser had four.
Miami will begin Mid-American Conference play on the road next week, heading to Muncie on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to face-off against Ball State at 3 p.m. The RedHawks will then come back home to host Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m., and Central Michigan on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.