Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Central Michigan field hockey held No. 16 Michigan to no goals in the first period but couldn't hold on losing 0-2 on Sunday, October 13.
"We gave a strong effort to a tough Michigan team," head coach Cristy Freese said, "Michigan tried new things offensively in the second period but we played tough and looking to improve."
Wolverine Shannon Scavelli scored the game-winning goal from a long hit from outside, tipping the ball in front of the cage off of a broken penalty corner.
The Maize and Blue tried to respond again at the 43:25 and the 54:05 mark with two shots, but sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds made two out her six crucial saves to keep the Chippewas (4-8, 1-1 MAC) within striking distance.
After a scoreless first period, the Michigan offense lit up when Ainsley McCallister shot a slow, rolling ball from the top of the circle to score the first goal for the Wolverines (8-6, 1-2 Big Ten) at the 39:57 mark.
The Chippewa defense held the Wolverines to no goals in the first period, only allowing three shots on goal. Reynolds contributed two saves in the first period with the defensive aiding Reynolds with a block.
Junior back Jordyn Brengosz looked to score with a shot at the 6:48 mark of the first period but Michigan goalkeeper Haley Jones responded with a save.
The Maroon and Gold will be back in action on Saturday, October 19 at 1 p.m. with a conference match up against Ohio and on Tuesday, October 22 at 3 p.m. in a nonconference match with Michigan State.