CMU field hockey falls to William & Mary

CMU field hockey celebrates after a goal during the game against Bellarmine on Friday, Sept. 16 at Cristy Freese Field.

Central Michigan University women’s field hockey team traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia on Sunday to take on William & Mary. In the end, the Chippewas dropped the game 7-1, losing their eighth straight game. 

CMU is now 1-8 on the season and 0-2 in the Mid-American Conference.

William & Mary pulled ahead within the first five minutes of the game, taking a 2-0 lead into the second period. CMU did not get a shot off during the period.

Senior midfielder Alice O’Hagan tried to get the CMU offense going, but both of her shots were blocked. Moments later, the Tribe found the back of the net again as their lead grew to three.

William & Mary scored two more goals in the third to push score to 5-0. The Chippewas didn't manage a shot in the period.

The Tribe kept pouring it on, adding two straight goals to take a 7-0 lead. However, the Chippewas fought back in the period as junior midfielder Kate Biglin found the back of the net. Biglin has a goal in each of her last three games.

“Playing against a top 25 team is always an opportunity for us to grow and have exposure to hockey being playing at the highest level," said head coach Jennifer Johnstone. "We showed some brilliant moments on attack, and they are really starting to click and connect. Defensively we have made a few adjustments and are looking much more confident and poised in our D25."

William & Mary outshot CMU 26-to-5 in the game.

“As a team if we carry over our winning moments we will continue to progress as a team,” Johnstone said.

CMU will look to bounce back when it travels back home to face on Ball State this Friday .