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Field hockey tops Miami (Ohio)

The No. 6-ranked Ohio State field hockey team (9-3, 1-1) jumped out to a 4-0 halftime lead and held on for a 5-1 victory over Miami University (7-4).

“Our first-half scoring went well as far as capitalizing on the opportunities that we had,” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said.

Sophomore forward Berta Queralt led the team with two goals, as four different players scored for the Buckeyes.

“Everything that could go well went well today,” Queralt said about the team’s offensive production.

The OSU defense held Miami to only three shots, giving up a late second-half goal. The Buckeyes have only surrendered two goals in the last three games.

“In three games to give up only two goals is a great accomplishment for us,” said Jenn Sciulli, reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

OSU is now riding a three-game winning streak, out-scoring the opposition 17-2, giving the team a great deal of confidence heading into its big matchup against 7th-ranked Michigan State University (10-2, 1-1).

“Yeah it gives you confidence,” Wilkinson said. “You know we can score goals.”

The next game will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at home against MSU.

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