Soccer falls in overtime to Miami


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Junior defender Mary Carlson takes a free kick on Oct. 1 at the CMU Soccer Complex.

After its second-consecutive loss the last place team in the Mid-American Conference, Miami, Central Michigan soccer head coach Peter McGahey was frustrated with his team's consistency. 

"I think we have high highs, and pretty lows," McGahey said. "We've got to leave this game and move on to Ball State."

Prior to Friday's game against Miami, Central Michigan soccer had only been defeated once in overtime. 

That streak and Miami's losing streak both ended as CMU fell 1-2.

"Credit to Miami for being at this point in their season and not giving up," McGahey said. "I thought they played with a lot of hope and ambition."

CMU (6-6-3, 1-4-2) fell to last place in the MAC West Division. 

Six minutes into the Chippewas' sixth-overtime game of the year, Miami scored the sudden death goal to end the game.

"I thought we played some really good soccer throughout the game," McGahey said. "We created enough quality chances to score and unfortunately we did not.

Miami struck first late in the first half as RedHawk forward Chloe Knue drilled in her first goal of the season. The tying CMU goal wouldn't come until under five minutes left in regulation when junior Madison Costner recorded her fifth goal on the year. 

Back on the road, CMU travels to Ball State for a 2 p.m. Sunday kickoff. 

McGahey hopes his team can bounce back and respond to the Miami loss.

"What you really need to see is just how do we respond," McGahey said. "That is the most important thing, to leave this result which wasn't what we wanted behind and move on to the next one. 

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