Soccer falls to Ohio, 3-0

Junior midfielder Madison Pogarch passes the ball against Detroit Mercy on September 10 at the CMU Soccer Complex.

In its second Mid-American Conference game of the season, the Central Michigan soccer team fell to Ohio on Sunday afternoon at Chessa Field. 

The Bobcats (5-5) defeated the Chippewas (5-4-1), 3-0. 

Ohio opened up scoring just eight minutes in, as senior forward Allie Curry dished a pass to senior Hannah Jaggers to give the Bobcats the first lead, 1-0. 

"In the first five minutes of the game, we had three really good chances and didn't score," head coach Peter McGahey said. "We had one bad turnover and they hit their first shot. All the sudden when you are down 1-0 away from home it changes the game a little bit."

Curry found the back of the net three minutes into the second half to make it 2-0. CMU goalkeeper Zoie Reed fouled Curry in the top left corner of the box, allowing a penalty opportunity for Ohio, which was converted. 

The final goal of the game was scored by freshman midfielder Sara Kattainen on a ball played in off the foot of Courtney Daugerdas with 20:50 left in the game. 

"We made a couple of critical errors this weekend," McGahey said. "We need to manage our errors. The second goal was a penalty, so the game was really pushed further out of reach. Then, the third goal kind of put the game away for them."

CMU logged 17 shots and seven shots on goal, compared to seven shots and six shots on goal for Ohio. The Chippewas had opportunities to score, but Ohio freshman goalkeeper Sydney Malham rejected them all, recording seven saves on the afternoon.

"I think we got behind them and created a handful of chances," McGahey said. "Hats off to their goalkeeper, she made a number of saves that were very good and ultimately changed the complexion of the game."

The Chippewas’ next game is against Akron at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 at the CMU Soccer Complex.