Soccer falls 1-0 to Morehead State in season opener

Indiana freshman Gaelle Wells runs the ball during the Chippewas game against Bowling Green Oct. 17 at the CMU Soccer Complex.

On the road and down a goal, Central Michigan soccer was looking for a miracle to push its season-opening game against Morehead State to overtime.

It looked as if the Chippewas’ wish was granted as the ball found junior forward Elizabeth Chlystun’s foot behind the Eagles’ defenders.

With her right foot, Chlystun beat Morehead’s goalkeeper and buried the ball in the back of the net. However, the offsides flag was in the air, nullifying the goal.

Head Coach Jeremy Groves argued the call, but time expired, and the score remained 1-0 in favor of the Eagles.

The Chippewas fall to 0-1, while Morehead State improves to 1-0.

After a scoreless first half, Morehead State’s Anna Lohrer netted the game’s lone goal 54 minutes in.

CMU’s Chlystun played all 90 minutes and led all players in shots on goal with two. Freshman goalkeeper Emma Shingler allowed one goal and recorded one save.

The Chippewas finished the game without recording an offside, while Morehead State committed four. Even with CMU holding an advantage in corner kicks, both teams finished with 10 shots.

With the start of its Mid-American Conference schedule more than a month away, CMU continues its non-league schedule at home against Marquette at 1 p.m. on Sunday.