CMU field hockey falls to Miami (Ohio) at home

Freshman forward Amelia Lane shoots at the goal Friday, Oct. 21, at Christy Freese Field.

With two games left on the season, Central Michigan field hockey looked to end the year with a bang and pick up its first home win. 

However, the Chippewas were shut out 6-0 by Miami (Ohio), who are in first place in the Mid-American Conference. 

This is the fifth time this season that CMU has been shut out in a game. Its record is 2-15 overall and 0-6 in the MAC. 

The RedHawks started hot scoring a goal within the first three minutes of the first period. Later in the period, Miami (Ohio) found the back of the net again to take a 2-0 lead.

CMU had one shot in the period compared to 15 for the RedHawks. Chippewa freshman goalie Maja Halasz had a career-best 10 saves in the period. 

In the second period, the RedHawks kept their foot on the gas as they scored within the first minute to take a 3-0 lead.  

In the first half, CMU was outshot 26-4. 

Right out of halftime, junior midfielder Kate Biglin had two great looks to put CMU on the board, however, both shots were either saved or blocked. This defensive stand by the RedHawks led to a goal of their own a few minutes later to take a 4-0 lead. With one second left in the third period, Miami (Ohio) scored again to take a 5-0 lead. 

The RedHawks added a goal in the fourth period to take a 6-0 lead and win the game.

Miami (Ohio) outshot CMU 48-9.

The Chippewas play their final match of the year on Oct. 29 against Longwood University in Mount Pleasant at 11 a.m. The Chippewas will be having their Senior Night honoring all of the Seniors on the team.