Field hockey falls to Ohio 2-0, losing streak at 24 games

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Senior forward Emily Barber hits the ball during the game against Yale on Sept. 15 at the Field Hockey complex.

Central Michigan field hockey’s quest to find their first win of the season continues after a 2-0 loss to Ohio on Saturday. 

The Chippewas extend their losing streak to 24 games, dating back to last season.

“I thought we played hard for 70 minutes,” head coach Molly Pelowski said. “It was a good match from an equally matched team in my opinion. We look forward to the next match down the road.”

CMU (0-10) failed to register a shot in the first half, while the Bobcats produced nine, four of which were on goal. Ohio (3-8) scored the half’s lone goal at the 25:10 mark when Maria Russell’s shot bounced off of junior goalkeeper Lily Amadio and in the net. Ohio also had five corner penalty opportunities in the first half, while Central Michigan registered none.

The second half saw a change for the Chippewas. Shots in the second half were even at five, but Russell struck again at the 46:32 mark to give Ohio a 2-0 lead. The Chippewas had opportunities late with four corner penalty opportunities in the half, but was not enough to knock off the Bobcats. 

“Our changes we made at halftime were executed,” Pewolski said. “We had our opportunities in the second half, we just didn’t capitalize. (I’m) happy we produced more scoring opportunities in the second half.”

CMU hits the road for a non-conference clash with Louisville at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Louisville sits at 7-4 on the season, coming off a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Syracuse.

“(Louisville) will be riding high,” Pelowski said. “We have to change how we want to attack, but we certainly want to continue to grow on the improvements we made today. I believe anything can happen on any given day, we’ll see what Louisville has in store for us.”


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