Field Hockey Beats Conference Rival Miami 1-0

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Continuing with conference action, Ohio Field Hockey challenged Miami University in the “Battle of the Bricks” rivalry on Oct. 23 and came out on top with a final score of 1-0.

This ‘Cats have been 9-6 in the past 15 meetings with the Redhawks.

“It’s always exciting to play Miami, and its ten times more exciting when you beat them,” said senior Andrea Biegalski.

After 27 minutes of an offensive deadlock, Ohio and Miami entered halftime with a score tied at zero.

“Our coach told us to stick to our game plan and that’s kind of what we tried to do,” said Biegalski. “It took the first half to kind of work it out and then into the second half we kind of nailed it.”

The ‘Cats came out strong after halftime as Luli Gomez Teruel scored in the 37th minute, ending the scoreless stalemate.  This was her second unassisted goal of the season and was taken from the top of the circle and shot into the lower center of the goal.

“I hope this isn’t the last time because I would love to play them in the MAC tournament, but I just love beating Miami,” said Biegalski. “There’s a lot of Ohio pride right there.”

Goalkeeper Brittany Walker had three saves in 70 minutes of play, one just two minutes after Teruel’s goal and another in the 55th minute from Miami junior Kristine Gegas, both off of penalty corners.

Both teams had three penalty corners each, but Ohio outshot Miami 8-6.

Ohio is scheduled to travel to Muncie, Ind., to take on the Ball State Cardinals (5-10, 0-3) on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.