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Soccer earns first MAC win against Broncos

(09/25/16 3:50pm)

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.

Pelafas scores twice as soccer beats Massachusetts 3-1

(09/11/16 4:17pm)

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.

Knutson named Mac Player of the Week after shutout weekend

(08/30/16 3:29pm)

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.

Pelafas named MAC Offensive Player of the Week, in tie for most goals in NCAA

(08/23/16 2:35pm)

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.