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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.
Senior forward Samantha Maher has been held out of action since the team's historic 1-0 victory against Oakland at home to begin the season 8-0 for the first time in program history.The Caledonia native will more than likely return to the lineup for the first time since Sept.
Last Sunday against Ball State marked the first time the Central Michigan women's soccer team had a match result in a draw this season. After playing 215 minutes out of a possible 220 last weekend — all 20 minutes of overtime on Sunday and 15 minutes on Friday — Head Coach Peter McGahey says every game is taken differently.
After going 1-0-1 in last weekend's matches, the Central Michigan women's soccer team (10-1-1, 2-1-1 Mid-American Conference) will begin its weekend earlier than usual on Thursday as the Chippewas travel to Toledo.
Kristen Knutson had her college plans figured out from a young age.
Central Michigan senior goalkeeper Kristen Knutson was named the Mid-American Conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Having played 215 minutes of soccer in two double overtime matches this weekend, Central Michigan soccer has made one thing clear — it has grit.The Chippewas (10-1-1, 2-1-1 Mid-American Conference) beat Miami (OH) 1-0 in double overtime on Friday and tied Ball State 0-0 in double overtime on Sunday.Grit and character, head coach Peter McGahey said, is exactly what his team displayed during the past two games. "I'm really proud of our performance and (the team's) effort and grittiness, overcoming an overtime game on Friday night," he said. "Ball St.
The Central Michigan soccer team defeated Miami (Oh) 1-0 in overtime in a rain-heavy 90-minute match.
Another game, another game-winning goal for Alexis Pelafas. This time it was Miami (Ohio) who fell victim to the sophomore's clutch scoring. With four minutes left in the second overtime period, Pelafas received a pass from junior Savannah Beetcher in the right corner of the box with a defender draped over her right shoulder.Pelafas boxed out the RedHawk defender, spun around and scored to give the Chippewas the 1-0 win.
Up to this point, the Central Michigan women's soccer team has played 10 total games. Only three of those games have been at the CMU Soccer Complex, with the other seven -- and five of the last six -- being on the road. Five of the Chippewas' last six games have been on the road.
After falling behind 1-0 against Western Michigan on Sunday, the Central Michigan soccer team scored two second-half goals to beat the Broncos and earn its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.Sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas scored the equalizer in the 60th minute and freshman Marle Bringard scored the game-winning goal 10 minutes later. Pelafas' goal gives her 10 this season, tying her for second nationally in total goals.
Head Coach Peter McGahey summed up the beginning of Mid-American Conference play before he and the team embarked on their two-game road trip to begin their weekend.
After defeating Oakland University on Sunday to move its record to 8-0, Central Michigan soccer begins Mid-American Conference play at Northern Illinois on Friday.The Chippewas are 33-18-4 in MAC play since 2011, while the Huskies are 15-31-10.
After a 1-0 shutout against Oakland University over the weekend, goalkeeper Kristen Knutson has been named the Mid-American Conference's Defensive Player of the Week.
Head Coach Peter McGahey had a chance to do something Sunday no other Central Michigan women’s soccer coach has ever done in the history of the program: begin a season 8-0.
The last time the Chippewas started 7-0 to begin a season was in 2006. That year, the Detroit Tigers were in the World Series for the first time since 1984, star sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas was in fourth grade, the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 was "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter and Head Coach Peter McGahey was ___
INSERT LEDE BASED ON TODAY'S RESULTThe Chippewas are the only undefeated team left in the Mid-American Conference and have matched their win total from 2015.
With the return of sophomore striker Alexis Pelafas, Central Michigan soccer defeated Massachusetts 3-1 to move its record to 7-0 for the first time since 2006.Heading into Sunday’s contest, the Chippewas had already matched their 2015 win total of six.“I’m really proud of the team," said head coach Peter McGahey. "I think they did a good job bouncing back from an emotional game on Friday. I thought our resilience and pride was very good and special on the day.”After scoring once in the third minute of the game, Pelafas, who sat out during Friday’s win at Dartmouth, delivered once again in the 68th minute from eight yards out to give CMU a 3-1 lead. Pelafas is the sole leader in the NCAA with nine goals. She has scored in every game she's appeared in this season — scoring twice in three separate games. “I thought she did a really good job on both of her goals,” McGahey said.
The Chippewas were without the second-leading goal scorer in the country, sophomore forward Alexis Pelafas, but the results remained the same for Central Michigan. The team defeated Dartmouth 1-0 in New Hampshire Friday with the lone goal coming in the 59th minute by senior midfielder Eliza Van de Kerkhove.