Rapid Reaction: CMU 3, Youngstown State 1

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, improving to 3-0 on the season. 

Sophomore Alexis Pelafas continued her hot start to the season scoring in the third minute of the first half off a loose ball in front of the net. Pelafas leads the NCAA with five goals. 

Senior Taylor Potts extended the lead to 2-0 in the 27’ minute off of a corner kick from junior Jamie Rademacher.

With one minute left in the first half and four of CMU’s starters on the bench, sophomore Madison Costner crossed YSU goalie Katie Montgomery and scored from an awkward angle on the side of the net to go up 3-0.  

Senior goaltender Kristen Knutson recorded three saves, and sophomore Zoie Reed finished with two saves for the Chippewas. 

What’s next

The Chippewas will host Kansas State Sunday and then will have a week off before facing Michigan State on Sept. 4.

KSU is 1-1-1 on the season. Sunday’s kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.