Chippewa Soccer shutout by Spartans

Traverse City sophomore Jaelyn Dobrowolski runs the balls during the Chippewas game against Bowling Green Oct. 17 at the CMU Soccer Complex.

Looking to secure the first win of the season, Central Michigan soccer took on an undefeated Michigan State Thursday night but was shut out 7-0 by the Spartans.  

The quest for victory continues for the Chippewas as they fall to 0-2 for the season. 

The Spartans opened up the scoring within the first five minutes as freshman Courtney Koehler nailed the bottom left corner of the goal starting what would be a scoring frenzy for the Spartans against the Chippewa freshman goalie in Emma Shingler. 

Not even four minutes later, the Spartans took a 2-0 lead as Camryn Evans, who made the Big Ten Players to Watch list, poked the ball up into the air and bounced it in front of the Chippewa defender floating into the net. 

CMU looked for their first real chance down near the goal with 20 minutes remaining in the first half but as CMU would work their way quickly down the field, the Spartans would be there to put a stop to any momentum. 

With five minutes remaining in the first half, the Spartans took the final minutes to score two more goals and take a 4-0 lead heading into the half. Jordyn Wickes and Emily Andrus scored the final two goals of the half for the Spartans. 

A former Chippewa, Lauren DeBeau started the second half beating out a CMU defender leaving her open wide to hit the bottom left of the goal with her right foot. 

Less than three minutes later, Koehler scored her second goal of the night when Shingler attempted a diving stop but was just short, leaving the net empty for Koehler to put the Spartans up 6-0. 

With time running down, the Spartans continued to put the pressure on CMU as Allysin Childers beat out a Chippewa defender to scoop it over and up into the top center of the goal putting the Spartans up 7-0.

The Chippewas continued to struggle to find their way down the field and into a position to score as they had a total of two shots. The Spartans on the other hand had 29 shots and five on goal. 

CMU heads to Dayton, Ohio to take on Wright State on Sunday at 1 p.m.