Field Hockey drops MAC opener to Longwood 4-0


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Freshman goal keeper Keelin Broeker watches the field hockey game against Yale on Sept. 15 at the Field Hockey complex.

As Mid-American Conference play began this weekend for multiple sports, Central Michigan field hockey was no exception.

The Chippewas are still looking for their first win this season after falling to Longwood 4-0 Saturday.

CMU (0-8) could not find success early. Longwood jumped early with goals on their first three shots within the first six minutes of the game from Leonie Verstraete and Edel Nyland. Central Michigan trailed in shots on net 8-1 in the first half. Junior goalkeeper Lily Amadio had six saves in the first half. Senior midfielders Alex Gonda registered the lone shot on goal.

Longwood (7-1) would add goals from Leonie Verstraete again and from Kate Colley in the second half to seal their MAC opening victory over the Chippewas. Amadio would be replaced by sophomore Abigail Ebersole after allowing her fourth goal at the 55:44 mark.

The Lancers outshot the Chippewas 21-6 and won the shots on goal battle 13-4. No yellow or red cards were issued in today’s matchup.

CMU field hockey will be back in action with a non-conference road matchup with Virginia Commonwealth at 1 p.m. on Sunday. 

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