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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.
Plenty of changes have been made since last season for the
Central Michigan women’s soccer program.The team lost two graduating seniors and seven total
The Central Michigan women’s soccer team accomplished two
things on Sunday it hadn’t done in ten years.For the first time since 2006, the Chippewas have started a
season 5-0 and did so by winning in East Lansing against in-state rival Michigan
The Central Michigan women’s track and field team is holding walk-on tryouts for all event categories beginning Sept.
One week after sophomore Lexi Pelafas earned Mid-American Offensive Player of the Week, another Central Michigan soccer player has earned All-Conference honors. Senior goalie Kristen Knutson was named MAC Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after her shutout performances against Youngstown State and Kansas State over the weekend. Knutson, who transferred from Minnesota, had to sit out the last two seasons, but has started every game for CMU this season.
After two straight games of scoring three goals and starting
the season 3-0-0, the Central Michigan women’s soccer team looked to continue
its success against the Kansas State Wildcats at the CMU Soccer Complex.Senior goalkeeper Kristen Knutson only had to make __ saves
as the Chippewas defeated the Wildcats 2-0.
Friday marked the home opener for the Central Michigan women’s
soccer team for the 2016 season, and it didn’t take long for the festivities to
The Central Michigan Women’s soccer team defeated Youngstown
State 3-1 at the CMU Soccer Complex on Friday in the team’s home opener.CMU is now 3-0 for the first time since ?. The Chippewas
defeated Dusquene and Robert Morris last weekend in Pittsburgh.
Following back-to-back six-win seasons, the Central Michigan
women’s soccer team is looking to take the next step in 2016.
Central Michigan women's soccer sophomore Lexi Pelafas was named the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. After leading the Chippewas with four goals in 2015, the Wheaton, Illinois native tied that mark two games into the 2016 season. Pelafas scored both goals in the team's 2-0 win in the season opener at Duquesne on Friday and scored twice again in a 3-1 victory at Robert Morris on Sunday. Pelafas leads the MAC in goals and is tied for first in the NCAA.
The Central Michigan women’s soccer squad hasn’t won
consecutive road games since the 2013 season.That all changed on Sunday.The Chippewas defeated Duquesne 2-0 on Friday to begin the
Pennsylvania road trip with a victory.
goalie Kristen Knutson waited two years on the sidelines for her chance in net
after transferring the University of Minnesota.In her first
career start, the Eagan, Minnesota native didn’t disappoint, delivering a
shutout victory for the Central Michigan women’s soccer team in the first game
of the season.