For the fourth straight game, the women’s soccer team held their opponent scoreless.
The defense was strong for the Chippewas early on in Sunday’s game against Buffalo but it was the offense that determined the outcome.
Head coach Peter McGahey said the offensive rhythm his team has gotten into is all the result of finishing on the scoring chances created.
“I think we are finding a good rhythm in creating chances, and, more importantly, now we are actually finishing those chances,” McGahey said.
Forward Laura Gosse continues to be a key contributor offensively for CMU. She has four goals in the last four games for the Chippewas, including the game winner against Buffalo in double overtime.
Offensively, the team has come alive during conference play, scoring 10 goals in eight games.
The offense is being set up by a strong defensive efforts early in games.
Although the team struggled to find the back of the net, it was the relentless offensive attack throughout the second half that helped lead to another CMU win.
McGahey said that Gosse’s success has been based on many of the little things she does in order to create chances to score.
“I think her form right now is really good,” McGahey said. “For four games running now, it’s all about the other things she is doing that is creating the goals for her.”
With a four-match winning streak since starting Mid-American Conference play 2-2, the Chippewas are now tied for first in the MAC West with Eastern Michigan, who holds the tiebreaker after a 3-0 win at Mount Pleasant two weeks ago.