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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.

Soccer earns double-overtime draw in opening match versus Oakland

(08/23/15 8:26pm)

It its first regular season competition of 2015, CMU soccer tied Oakland University 2-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Oakland Soccer Field.The match was delayed indefinitely moments before overtime when the Rochester weather siren rang, alerting fans and the team to head for cover.In a physical contest that saw two Chippewas receive yellow cards, CMU surrendered the opening goal of the match in the 12th minute, but it did not trail for long in the first half.Freshman forward Alexis Pelafas and junior midfielder Samantha Maher supplied all of the scoring for the Chippewas within two-and-a-half minutes of play.Pelafas’ goal came at 18:47 while Maher scored 21:05 in. CMU remained on top for a majority of the match until a CMU penalty in the box gave the Golden Grizzlies a penalty kick, in which they took advantage of.OU's goal off the penalty kick during the 76th minute tied it 2-2.

​MAC soccer preseason poll released, CMU ranks near bottom

(08/17/15 5:54pm)

With two exhibition matches under its collective belt and less than a week until its season opener, the Central Michigan University soccer team was picked to finish fourth out of six teams in the Mid-American Conference West Division in Monday's preseason poll. Ball State University and Western Michigan University were picked to take the division, with five first-place votes apiece.