It was the first ever meeting between the two programs and women’s soccer found itself on the wrong end of the scoreboard losing 1-0 to No. 10 Portland.
The game winning goal came in the 81st minute. Senior Midfielder Ellen Parker scored the lone goal from inside the box sealing the victory for the Pilots.
In front of a crowd of more than 2,000 CMU held its own against one of the top programs in the country.
Portland came out aggressive on the offensive end. The Pilots recorded eight shots in the first period while finishing with 16 total shots.
The Chippewas struggled to find any consistency offensively, managing to record only one shot on goal in the game.
While trying to find more ways to score, head coach Peter McGahey made 14 player substitutions during the game.
Although the Pilots came out firing a flurry of shots on goal early Freshman goalkeeper Heather Laeufer was ready for the challenge. She had seven saves in the game playing all 90 minutes.
Two yellow cards were handed out in this match including one that went to Chippewas junior forward Laura Gosse in the seventh minute.
The only shot on goal by CMU was recorded by sophomore midfielder Kaylin Korte in the 40th minute off a Portland foul.
The team will continue its weekend at the Nike Invitational in Portland, Ore it plays Washington at 3 p.m. today.