EVANSTON, Ill. - Central Michigan saw a 2-1 halftime lead disappear in a span of three minutes in the second half, falling to Indiana, 4-2, in a non-conference tilt at Northwestern University Saturday afternoon.
The Chippewas (6-7) took the lead in the ninth minute of the contest when junior Bailey McKeon took a cross from the left side and scored her ninth goal of the season.
After a goal from the Hoosiers' (8-6) Rachel Stauffer tied the match in the 20th minute, sophomore Cayleigh Immelman responded for the Chippewas to put the Maroon and Gold back on top.
Immelman took a cross in front of the cage from junior Erica Garwood and was able to push a shot past the IU goalkeeper for her second goal of the season and a 2-1 CMU lead.
The lead lasted 16 minutes into the second half before Mariella Grote tied things up with her fifth goal of the season, tipping a shot from Morgan Fleetwood in off a penalty corner.
Fleetwood then herself scored a goal just three minutes later, finding the back of the cage for the ninth time this season, again giving the Hoosiers a goal off a penalty corner for a 3-2 advantage.
IU's Gaby Olshemski made it a 4-2 game six minutes later in the 60th minute when she scored her third goal of the season on a diving shot in the circle.
The Chippewas were unable to make a comeback as they attempted just one more shot over the final 10 minutes, an attempt by McKeon that was blocked by the defense.
The Hoosiers limited CMU to just three shots on goal in the contest, while senior Anastasia Netto was forced to face nine, saving five.
CMU was able to attempt just one penalty corner in the contest as well, while the Hoosiers converted two of their five attempts.
The Chippewas will continue play tomorrow afternoon in Evanston when they take on No. 9 Northwestern at 2 p.m.