Field hockey falls 2-0 to Appalachian State
After going into halftime tied at zero, the Central Michigan field hockey team had a chance to break its 25-game losing streak.
They fell to Appalachian State 2-0 and the losing streak now sits at 26 games.
The Chippewas (0-12, 0-3) led the game in shots on goal with five compared to Appalachian State’s four. CMU was shutout for the seventh-straight game.
“We live and die by our execution,” said head coach Molly Pelowski. “We knew they were going to be fast, they were going to be physical.”
The first half proved to be an even matchup between the Chippewas and Mountaineers. Both teams found opportunities, but failed to capitalize on a scoreless first half. The mountaineers won the shot battle 2-1 and had the half’s lone penalty corner opportunity.
CMU found success in the second half with five penalty corner opportunities and three shots on net, but would not be enough to score on Rachel Gaines. The Mountaineers (4-8, 1-3) scored from goals by Ali Williams at the 42:30 mark and Melissa Nobile at the 56:46 mark.
Junior goalkeeper Lily Amadio allowed two goals on five shots.
“We had our chances," Pelowski said. “We had opportunities throughout the match and I was pleased with our improvement on offense. We have to execute in the circle.”
“We weren’t outplayed,” said sophomore midfielder Georgina Minta. “I thought we played a good first half and let up in the second. We didn’t execute when it mattered.”
Both teams will play again tomorrow at noon at the CMU Field Hockey Complex. Tomorrow’s matchup will not have any Mid-American Conference implications, but will be senior day.