Women's soccer struggles in 6-1 loss to Michigan

Senior forward Madison Costner kicks the ball toward goal on Aug. 19 at the CMU Soccer Complex.

Michigan’s five first half goals proved to be to much as Central Michigan women’s soccer fell to the Wolverines 6-1 Friday in Ann Arbor.

CMU falls to 1-5 on the season following their 10 straight loss away from Mount Pleasant dating back to last season. Michigan improves to 4-3.

The Wolverines outshot the Chippewas 20-2 overall, 10-1 on net.

Michigan first struck at the five minute mark from Reilly Martin’s second goal of the season. The Wolverines added two goals at the 13 minute mark from Sarah Stratigakis and Nicki Hernandez. Reilly would add her second goal of the game at the 16 minute mark and Sammi Atterbury struck at the 25 minute mark to give the Wolverines a 5-0 lead at the half.

Sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Britain would be replaced at halftime by Brianna Wallbridge after allowing five goals off 13 shots. Wallbridge would allow one goal while facing seven shots. 

Michigan would add another goal at the 63 minute mark from Hernandez to take a commanding 6-0 lead.

CMU senior forward Lexi Pelafas ruined Michigan’s search of a shutout at the 69 minute mark with her fourth goal of the season to cut the Wolverines lead to five. 

The Chippewas host Oakland at 1 p.m. Sunday at the CMU Soccer Complex.