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Soccer wins first home night game in program history, splits weekend series

(10/04/15 10:00pm)

Bringing a two-game shutout winning streak into Sunday, Central Michigan soccer couldn’t make it three as conference front-runner Ball State capped off the Chippewas’ weekend with a 2-1 loss.After splitting the weekend against two teams with four-game winning streaks, the Chippewas are 2-2 in Mid-American Conference play and 3-7-1 overall.With Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green coming to town this Friday and Sunday, the Chippewa offense will need a kick start to get back on track in MAC play.The team has four total goals in four conference matches, while allowing three to opponents.“Our (offensive) rhythm at times is really quite good,” said third year Head Coach Peter McGahey.



A perfect time to strike

(09/30/15 11:53pm)

With two Mid-American Conference matches behind them, Central Michigan's soccer team has a prime opportunity to go on a run and gain some ground this weekend.Opening MAC play with a 1-0 loss to WMU and a 2-0 victory over Northern Illinois on the road, the Chippewas return home to play in their brand new stadium for just the second time this season.Fortunately for CMU, they will not have to worry about weekend travels, as they have for a good portion of the season.




Ross, Heeke, players speak to benefits of new soccer and lacrosse facility at grand opening

(09/24/15 6:53pm)

The club soccer team won’t need to traipse through The Cabin with their cleats to use its bathrooms anymore.Thursday’s ribbon-cutting at the new Central Michigan Lacrosse, Soccer and Recreation Facility marks a new era for both club and varsity soccer and lacrosse.The $8 million facility was completed in eight months and includes a turf field, stadium lights, locker rooms and a concessions area among other amenities.“It was a huge project that got completed with the two words I really like about construction projects: On time and within budget,” said CMU President George Ross.The soccer team played its first game on the new field, which has yet to be formally named, on Sunday in a 1-0 double-overtime loss to Illinois State.“We’ve never been able to step away at halftime,” said junior midfielder Eliza Van de Kerkhove.




Soccer opens new stadium with 2 OT loss to Illinois State

(09/20/15 5:32pm)

After honoring its seniors and the late Josie Seebeck with a ceremony prior to the match, Central Michigan University soccer fell to the Illinois State Redbirds 1-0 in double overtime Sunday afternoon.It was the inaugural game played at CMU’s new synthetic turf soccer/lacrosse stadium.“On a special day in terms of honoring and paying tribute to some great people and opening an absolutely fantastic facility, I wish the end result had been better,” said Head Coach Peter McGahey. "But I'm really proud of the fight, focus and concentration that the team showed."Though it remained a scoreless tie for most of the game, both teams had a share of scoring opportunities.CMU had 18 shots, while the Redbirds managed 22, although only seven of Illinois State's shots were on goal."The difficulty of the process, as I told the team, is you have a tendency to want success to come on our timeline," McGahey said.



(09/13/15 9:31pm)

Wheaton, Illinois freshman Alexis Pelafas struggles with DePaul senior Brianna Rice for the ball at Bennett Soccer Field on September 13, 2015. 




Questions for the keeper

(09/09/15 9:49pm)

On Friday, Central Michigan University’s soccer team earned its first victory of the season, shutting out Youngstown State 2-0 on the road.It was freshman goalkeeper Zoie Reed, in her third career collegiate start, who earned the win in net.A native of Woodbridge, Connecticut, Reed made four saves en route to securing her team’s first victory of the season.Central Michigan Life talked with Reed on Wednesday to learn more about the new goalie.Q: What made you decide to venture to Michigan and attend CMU?A: I wanted a change from the Connecticut scenery and I wanted a new experience.



​Soccer earns first win of season at Youngstown State

(09/04/15 10:48pm)

Continuing its streak of road games to begin the season, Central Michigan University’s soccer team claimed its first victory Friday evening against Youngstown State.After the 2-0 effort CMU’s record improves to 1-2-1.Head Coach Peter McGahey said the win was not easy to come by, given the lack of familiarity between the two teams and the less-than-spectacular field conditions.“Sometimes when you travel, you’re playing an opponent that you’ve never played before,” McGahey said.




Comeback to Huskers falls short in 2 OT, soccer downed 4-3

(08/28/15 11:28pm)

Though they overcame a 3-0 deficit in the second half, Central Michigan University’s soccer team fell 4-3 in two overtimes to Nebraska at Hibner Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.After a pair of double overtime games in a row, CMU’s record moves to 0-1-1.Signs of offensive struggle against the Big Ten opponent were evident early, culminating with a lack of offensive chances in the first half.After leading much of the first half 2-0, the Cornhuskers tacked on an insurance goal midway through the second half to go up three, but CMU would go on to make a sizable dent in the Nebraska lead.Bringing the Chippewas to within a goal in the span of roughly a minute late in the second half were senior midfielders Kaeyln Korte and Samantha Maher.


Nemzer experiences Berlin, wins gold medal in Maccabi games

(08/26/15 11:36pm)

While other Chippewa coaches spent the summer preparing for the 2015 season, Joe Nemzer was winning a gold medal with Team USA in Berlin for the 2015 Maccabi Games.Nemzer, the assistant head coach for Central Michigan University’s soccer team, was selected to be the head coach of Team USA women’s soccer team for the summer games in Berlin.Nemzer lead his team, consisting of primarily college-aged athletes, to a 4-0 record.