Field hockey drops key MAC battle, shutout at No. 16 Michigan over weekend
Field hockey dropped two road games this weekend, falling first to Kent State on Saturday in heartbreaking fashion and then to No. 16 Michigan on Sunday.
On Saturday, CMU fell in a matchup between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference when Kent State won a 3-2, 72-minute overtime thriller.
“We are extremely proud of our kids for fighting until the end of the game today, especially when we scored the tying goal in the last minute of regulation,” said head coach Cristy Freese to CMU Athletics.
Down 2-1 at the 69:30 mark, CMU managed to tie up the game 2-2 when sophomore midfielder Kaysie Gregory was set up by junior back Jordyn Brengosz after a penalty corner.
The Golden Flashes scored soon after the 71-minute mark when Kent State’s Rebecca Lee hooked up with Hannah Faulkner to score the winning goal.
“We put a lot of time and effort in (Sunday's) conference game against Kent (State)," Freese said. "We are looking to improve defensively and offensively for more games to come.”
The offense could not answer No. 18 Michigan's goals on Sunday, falling 2-0.
The Wolverines only allowed the Chippewas to get a single shot off in the entire game, while the Wolverines took 17 shots and earned two second-half goals.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds recorded six saves while only saving one shot on Saturday.
The Chippewas will be back in action at 1 p.m. on Saturday to face off against MAC opponent Ohio in Athens. With only three in-conference games remaining, CMU is looking to get back into championship contention with a win against the Bobcats.