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The Mid-American Conference revealed its postseason awards Thursday, and the Central Michigan women's soccer team were representative on nearly every category.Leading the way on the All-MAC First Team for the Chippewas were sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas and senior midfielder Eliza Van de Kerkhove. Sophomore defenseman Madison Pogarch was named to the All-MAC Second Team with her three assists.
The season is over with one more loss, but a
win guarantees at least one more game for the Central Michigan women’s soccer
The Chippewas defeated the Buffalo Bulls 1-0
in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament last Sunday to
earn a trip to Kent State to take on the Golden Flashes in the semifinals on
Friday.The lone goal came from sophomore forward
Alexis Pelafas in the third minute of the match.
Head Coach Peter McGahey has talked all season long about how there is three parts to a season: the start of the season, the end of the season and the post season.
Buffalo has been a thorn in the sides of Central
Michigan sports over the past few seasons.The Bulls knocked off the men's basketball team in the Mid-American Conference Championship in 2015 and defeated the women's basketball team in last year's title game. Last season the Bulls took down the CMU soccer team in the MAC Quarterfinals on penalty shots. CMU's soccer team claimed revenge against Buffalo on Sunday.
Andrew McDonald - Sports ReporterWith time running out on the Chippewas’ regular season it looked like the game could be heading to its 6th overtime game in a row.Until an unlikely goal scorer changed that for CMU.Frshman midfielder Marle Bringard scored a clutch goal in the 78th minute to eventually give her team their 14th win to end the regular season.Bringard believes closing the season on a note like this energizes a team moving towards into tournament play.“Being a freshman I am very excited to for our upcoming game and I think our whole team is,” Bringard said.
The last time the Central Michigan soccer team won the Mid-American Conference Tournament was in 2010.
Despite carrying an early 2-0 lead, Central Michigan soccer lost its first overtime game of the season 3-2 Thursday against Mid-American Conference foe Akron — ending the Chippewas' division title hopes.
Akron’s women’s soccer team had not won a Mid-American
Conference game up to this point in the season. That changed after tonight's match with the Central Michigan women's soccer team.After a 2-0 CMU lead was cut to 2-1 with five
minutes remaining, a goal by Akron’s Kiana Zuk with less than one minute in
regulation tied the game and forced overtime.
After five of the last six games being at the CMU Soccer
Complex — all of which went to at least one overtime period — the Central
Michigan women’s soccer team (13-1-2, 5-1-2 Mid-American Conference) will go on
the road for the first time in two weeks on Thursday.The Chippewas drew 1-1 in double overtime Friday against the
leaders of the MAC East Division, the Kent State Golden Flashes, and won 2-1 in
double overtime Sunday against the Ohio Bobcats.
Central Michigan women's soccer's star sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas is leading the nation in goals scored with 15.
After being suspended for the first game of the weekend on Friday, a two-goal performance on Sunday was good enough to name sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week.Pelafas tied the Central Michigan all-time regular season goals scored record with her first goal in Sunday's match against Ohio, and then broke the record in double overtime to win the game for the Chippewas.
The Central Michigan soccer team ended its home schedule over the weekend by grinding out a 1-1 tie in overtime against Kent State on Friday, and overcoming a late goal by Ohio to beat the Bobcats 2-1 in overtime Sunday.Sophomore striker Alexis Pelafas scored her 15th goal of the season to beat Ohio, break CMU's regular season scoring record and become the nation's leading scorer.
With rain misting in Mount Pleasant on Sunday, Central Michigan soccer found itself in the fifth overtime match it's played in its last six games, but a historic goal lifted the Chippewas to a 2-1 win over Ohio.
Andrew McDonald - Sports Reporter Coming off of a hard fought game on the defensive end for the Central Michigan Women's Soccer team, getting out shot 23-5, the Chippewas (12-1-2, 4-1-2 MAC) still found a way to get a tie 1-1 against Kent State.
Sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas had to watch from the pressbox as the Central Michigan soccer team played to a 1-1 double overtime draw with Kent State on Friday.
Central Michigan sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas has a chance to put her name in the CMU record books this season, but she'll only have one opportunity this weekend.Pelafas' 13 goals leaves her one away from tying the CMU all-time regular season goals record that was set by Allison Campbell during the 2001 season.
The Central Michigan soccer team has played in three overtime games since Sept. 30 — more than 400 minutes of soccer. The team's last game that ended in regulation was a 3-0 win against Toledo on Thursday.
Heading into the season, many people expected senior midfielder Eliza Van de Kerkhove to lead the team to the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Instead, sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas has taken over that roll.Pelafas scored her 12th goal of the season Thursday as the Central Michigan women's soccer team (11-1-1, 3-1-1 MAC) defeated the Toledo Rockets (6-6-1, 1-3-1 MAC) 3-0 in the first of two weekend games for the Chippewas. Today also marked the first time senior forward Samantha Maher played in a game since Sept.