Reed records second shutout in 2-0 victory against Detroit Mercy

The CMU women's soccer team celebrate after scoring the leading goal during the first half on September 10 at the CMU Soccer Complex.

Junior goalkeeper Zoie Reed led the Central Michigan soccer team to a 2-0 victory against Detroit Mercy. 

CMU improves to 4-2-1 on the season after today's win. 

Following CMU's 2-0 victory, head coach Peter McGahey was quick to point out how improved Reed looked after her 5-save shutout performance against the Titans.

"I think you saw how far she's come as a goalkeeper," McGahey said. "I thought her steadiness and composure is really reassuring for the team."

Reed's save total now jumps to 39 on the season after her five-save effort, leading the Mid-American conference in that statistic. The win marked her second shutout of the season.

CMU struck first in the 37th minute of play in the opening half. Sophomore Marle Bringard scored her first goal of the season. Junior Lexi Pelafas, tacked on the second goal for the Chippewas in the 70th minute, her third on the year.

Junior Madison Pogarch had a hand in each of the Chippewas' two goals on the afternoon, picking up an assist in both the first and second half. 

Pogarch, who spent her first two years on the team as a forward, is transitioning into being a midfielder. With Sunday's performance, McGahey is beginning to see the junior become more comfortable in that role.

"She's now settling into that position," McGahey said. "We're asking her to do something a little bit different than last year and she's absolutely growing into that role."

The Chippewas are back home at noon on Saturday, Sept. 16 when they take on Mount St. Mary's.