Field Hockey wraps up winless season with overtime defeat at Ball State


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Senior midfielder Alex Gonda hits the ball during the game against Appalachian State on Oct. 8 at the Field Hockey Complex.

Central Michigan's field hockey team tried its best to finish the season on a high note, but ultimately fell in overtime to Ball State on Friday.  

In overtime, BSU sophomore midfielder Hillary Scott assisted senior midfielder Carley Shannon to score the game-winning goal at 74:49 to give the Cardinals the lead and the 1-0 win in Muncie, Indiana. 

CMU (0-18) and BSU were tied in shooting with nine shots each in the game. The Cardinals went 5-2 in the first half, while CMU landed 6-6.

In the second period, it was flip flopped with BSU getting more shots on goal with three and CMU getting two. Ball State also won the corner battle 8-4.

Central Michigan went into the game focused and ready to go according to assistant coach Annie Hansbury, who led the team after the firing of head coach Molly Pelowski on Thursday. 

“Given the circumstances around the game, we came together,” Hansbury said. “Going out there and it being an emotional day, we played for each other and left it all out on the field. I’m proud of their effort.”

The Chippewas end the 2017 season with 32-straight losses and 12-straight games without a goal. 

The search for a new head coach is underway, however, there is not timetable for when one will be named. 

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