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Field hockey looks to spark new win streak

The Ohio State field hockey team strives to bounce back after having its six-game win streak snapped.

The team looks to regain some momentum at Miami University on Wednesday after a devastating overtime loss to Penn State. The loss was a big blow to the team’s morale, but junior forward Jena Cacciatore said that the team is confident the Buckeyes will bounce back.

“That’s not the way we want our season to go,” she said.

Senior goalkeeper Lindsay Quintiliani echoed Cacciatore’s confidence in the Buckeyes’ ability to rebound from the loss.

“There’s something to learn from the loss,” Quintiliani said. “We need to finish our opportunities and finish games.”

The Buckeyes will have to play a full 70-plus minutes Wednesday against Miami as they try to improve their road record of 2-3.

The game will be another tough road test for OSU as it faces a confident Miami squad, which has won its last seven games and is 4-1 at home.

In their most recent contest, the Redhawks dominated Missouri State 9-0. The nine goals scored tied the program’s record high, and their seven-game win streak is the team’s longest since 1981.

The Redhawks have scored five or more goals in four of their last seven games, while the Buckeyes haven’t allowed more than two goals in their past seven games. The Buckeyes’ strong defense and goalkeeping will try to slow down Miami’s high-powered offense.

The game is 3 p.m. today at Oxford. It serves as a break from the Big Ten schedule, which the Buckeyes will resume Sunday at home against Iowa.

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