COLUMN: Soccer has chance to to stay alive

The Central Michigan University soccer team has fallen short thus far in a season with high expectations.

With only two victories in seven Mid-American Conference games, the Chippewas are running out of margin for error.

Sophomore goalkeeper Heather Lauefer won the starting goalkeeper position and has contributed majorily to two wins, two clean sheets and a mere three goals allowed.

She has played five matches out of 16 and has contributed to half of the teams victories in those five matches

The last place team of each conference does not make the MAC Tournament. The Chippewas currently sit in the last-place position behind Toledo.

The chance of CMU making the tournament is very realistic for the team, but these final three games are must wins.

With 27 goals allowed, Lauefer may be the Chippewas last hope. If she can continue to keep goals out, CMU has a legitimate shot of going to the MAC Tournament.

The Chippewas have three matches to prove they’re worthy of a postseason run.

But it starts this weekend.

The women need one victory or they can say goodbye to their tournament dreams and leave their seniors with a sour taste in their mouths at the end of their playing career.