Davidson Field Hockey Drops Non-League Game With Miami (Ohio)
DAVIDSON — The final score wasn’t what was desired, but Davidson field hockey coach Zoe Almquist was proud of her team’s performance in a 1-0 loss to Miami (Ohio) Sunday afternoon at Belk Turf Field.
The last two seasons, the RedHawks have gone unbeaten in the MAC and reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
“Our ability to stand in there today and give it our all for an entire game is a tremendous stride forward for our team,” said Almquist. “We held them scoreless in open play and to one goal on nine attempts. This is tremendous. I think Miami is the toughest opponent we have seen to date this season, and we hung in there better than we have against a number of other MAC opponents.”
The game’s lone goal came in the final minute of the first half off a RedHawks corner, input by Neel Lochmoeller and finished by Leonor Berlie.
“McGee Roman and Emily Roebuck together had a wonderful game today, and alongside Sarah, held our backfield strong for 60 minutes,” said Almquist. “I know that we will continue to work to capitalize on opportunities up front as well.”
Davidson will play its next two on the road, beginning with an A-10 game at VCU on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. A non-conference match follows at Towson two days later.