Women’s soccer followed up its 2-0 win against Akron with a double-overtime thriller Sunday, defeating Buffalo 1-0.
Head coach Peter McGahey said it’s always challenge playing on the road but was happy with his team’s performance against Buffalo.
“You come on the road in the Mid-American Conference and it’s not easy,” McGahey said. “We definitely had to put forth a very good effort and extend that into overtime today. It was a well-earned team victory today and a very good goal in overtime.”
With the victory, CMU moves to 6-2 in the MAC West and is tied for first place with Eastern Michigan.
Forward Laura Gosse scored the lone goal of the game in the 103rd minute, lifting CMU to their fourth consecutive win.
Once again, the defense set the tone early for the Chippewas giving up only two shots in the first half and 13 total to the Bulls.
Goalkeeper Grace Labrecque put on a strong performance with six saves while recording her sixth victory of the season. This was Labrecque’s fourth consecutive shut out.
Forward Emma Dwenger led CMU with three shots and two shots on goal. The Chippewas had 11 shots in the game.
McGahey said the offense has really gotten into a consistent rhythm recently thanks in part to Gosse who has been the focal point in CMU’s success the last four games.
“It’s her movement, her running, her energy that she is playing with that has contributed to her success,” McGahey said. “Her spirit and enthusiasm for the game right now is really good.”
CMU will split time at home and on the road next weekend, starting with a 3 p.m. kickoff Friday at Miami (Ohio) before playing a 3 p.m. game Sunday against Ball State.
The Chippewas will be rooting for Buffalo on Friday and Akron on Sunday as they look to continue their winning streak and pass the Eagles for first-place in the MAC West.