Field hockey falls 2-0 to VCU, losing streak at 23 games


Senior forward Emily Barber hits the ball on Sept. 15 at the Field Hockey complex.

A loss to Virginia Commonwealth University extends the Central Michigan field hockey team’s losing streak to 23 games.


The Chippewas lost 2-0 to the Rams on the road this afternoon. The Chippewas fall to 0-9 on the season.

“I thought we were evenly matched,” said head coach Molly Pelowski. “We have to finish battles in the attacking circle, we need to create more opportunities and execute.”

Central Michigan was outshot 23-3, and outshot on goal 15-2.

CMU trailed at the half once again, allowing a goal by VCU’s Spencer Tossone at the 18:43 mark. Junior goalkeeper Lily Amadio, who allowed one goal on four shots on goal, was pulled for the second straight game, replaced by sophomore Abigail Ebersole at the 23:14 mark.

 “Abbi and Lily are both very good goalkeepers,” Pelowski said. “Just needed to change things up, wanted to give a different look from a defensive perspective.”

The second half continued to show struggles for the Chippewas. VCU’s Lauren Kaup added a goal for the Rams at the 43:59 mark. That would be the lone goal on the half as the Rams take the game 2-0. Ebersole would make 10 saves in 46:46 of work. 

  When asked what was needed to improve, Pelowski felt it’s time to get back to basics.

“We have to execute, work together, and trust the process.”

CMU returns home to take on Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m.