After a 2-0 victory over Akron Friday night, soccer coach Peter McGahey seemed to be the most pleased with his team he has been all season.
“We really earned this one tonight,” McGahey said. “We got two extremely high quality goals and that is what feels so good about this one.”
CMU (now 5-2 in the MAC) failed to score in the first period, but found their lately very strong offensive rhythm in the second half.
Forward Laura Gosse netted her team-high fourth goal of the season on a header that came off a second consecutive corner kick at 49:14.
“The fact that we were able to reset after the first corner kick and regain our composure was very good to see,” McGahey said. “Laura did a lot of really good things today. That focus on the goal was just a tribute to her character.”
Another senior, Tory Kinniard scored her first goal of the season on the seventh shot she has taken in 2013; a snipe from the top of the box.
The Zips totaled three shots on goal and only seven shots total against CMU.
Chippewa goalkeeper Grace Labrecque earned a season-high third consecutive shut out. McGahey credited the CMU defense with keeping the lead in the hands of the Chippewas as the second half came to a close.
“We’ve been getting some really good performances on defense lately,” he said. “Grace was very good in net. Players like Kaylin (Hoomaian) don’t look so young anymore.”
The Chippewas will head to Buffalo, Sunday before returning to Mount Pleasant.
Read Monday’s CMLife to see how the Chippewas did against the Bulls on Sunday.