CMU field hockey falls to Appalachian State


Lumberton junior Caroline Beairsto passes the ball during the game against Bellarmine on Friday, Sept. 16 at Cristy Freese Field.

Looking to stop its losing streak, Central Michigan women’s field hockey team traveled to Boone, North Carolina to take on Appalachian State, ultimately losing 7-1 on Friday. 

The Chippewas are now 1-7 on the season and 0-2 in the Mid-American Conference. 

The Mountaineers scored within the first five minutes of the game, But CMU junior Kate Biglin answered the call to tie it 1-1. Amelia Lane recorded an assist on the goal. She now has a point in each of the last three games. 

After a tightly contested period, Appalachian State scored three straight goals in the second to take a 4-1 lead into halftime. 

In the third period, head coach Jennifer Johnstone subbed out junior goalkeeper Katie Maxim for Maja Halasz. However, the Mountaineers extended the lead to four goals as CMU failed to record a shot in the period. 

Appalachian State added on two more goals in the fourth to secure a 7-1 win. 

The Chippewas struggled to get the offense going, finishing the day with two shots on goal, compared to 15 for the Mountaineers. 

Maxim and Halasz each made four saves in the game. 

The Chippewas will look to end their seven-game losing streak when they face William and Mary on Sunday at 11 a.m.