Soccer season ends in first round of MAC Tournament with loss to Bowling Green


Central Michigan midfielder Marle Bringard heads the ball over Eastern Michigan midfield defender Simone Chiodo Oct. 31 at CMU's outdoor sports complex.

There was nothing senior goalie Zoie Reed could do. 

Lost amidst a Bowling Green offensive attack, Reed leapt for the ball. The ball soared past her into the goal, and the rout was on. 

The Central Michigan soccer season came to an end with its 4-1 loss to the Falcons in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Sunday. 

In a game that was tied 0-0 at the half, it was a frustrating end to a season the began with so much promise. 

Reed made two strong saves to preserve the 0-0 tie heading into halftime. 

Freshman forward Lauren DeBeau and junior midfielder Samantha Kaye-Toral each had good looks at the goal, but each time, Falcon goalie Kathleen Duwve was there to make a save. 

Bowling Green scored two goals less than six minutes into the second half as sophomore Sarah Allen and redshirt-junior forward Nikki Cox each scored and contributed assists on each other’s goals. 

The Falcons made it 3-0 on a goal from freshman midfielder Makenzie Ortman, and 4-0 on a score from freshman forward Kennedy White with just over 12 minutes remaining, and served as the icing on the cake. 

The Chippewas got on the board late in the match as sophomore midfielder Katie Coleman scored the first goal of her career. 

The Chippewas' season ends with a 12-6-4. Their MAC Tournament appearance in coach Jeremy Groves' first season was their first as a program since 2017.