CMU field hockey ends season with loss to Longwood


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

After honoring its six seniors, Central Michigan field hockey looked to get its first home win of the season. 

However, Longwood took the game over in the fourth period and secured the 5-2 victory on Saturday. 

The Chippewas ended the season 2-16 overall and 0-7 in the Mid-American Conference. They went 0-6 at Christy Freese field. 

Starting hot in the first period, the Lancers scored two straight goals and did not let the Chippewas get a shot off. With CMU struggling, Longwood took a 2-0 lead into the second period. 

In the second period, the Chippewas bounced back as sophomore defender Kaitlyn Bowker scored off a rebound cutting the deficit to one goal. However, a couple of minutes later, the Lancers answered back to take a 3-1 into the locker room. 

The Lancers outshot CMU 10-1 in the first half while recording five penalty corners. 

Following the break, the Chippewas kept the Lancers off the scoreboard as junior goalie Katie Maxim made a clutch save. 

A few moments later, CMU senior Kate Biglin cut the deficit to 3-2. It was her ninth goal of the season. 

With the Chippewas nipping at its heels, Longwood closed the game with two straight goals to win the game 5-2. 

Longwood outshot CMU 22-4 with 13 of the Lancers' shots heading on goal compared to two for CMU. 

Maxim faced 13 shots and made eight saves.