Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Central Michigan Looks to Rebound Against Toledo and NIU

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The Central Michigan soccer team will host Toledo on Friday, Oct. 11 (4 p.m.) and Northern Illinois on Sunday, Oct. 13 (1 p.m.), looking to move back above .500 in MAC play after suffering two conference losses last weekend.

• CMU (2-9-1, 2-2-0 MAC) was unable to score against Western Michigan despite connecting with the post multiple times. The Chippewas scoring troubles continued on Sunday, Oct. 6 in a 3-0 setback to Eastern Michigan.

• Junior midfielder Emily Cooksey led the Chippewa offense against Western Michigan with five shots, including one on goal. She has recorded the most points (4), goals (2), shots (26) and shots on goal (13) this season for Central Michigan.

• Sophomore midfielder Kaelyn Korte headlined the team offensively this weekend with five total shots, including two on goal. Her shot on goal against Western Michigan was sent in off a cross by junior forward/defender Morgan Wilcoxon, past the goalkeeper, connecting with the outside post.

• Junior goalkeeper Grace Labrecque started both games in net for CMU last weekend, giving her five consecutive starts. Labrecque recorded three saves against Western Michigan and four saves versus Eastern Michigan. She has started in goal in every Chippewa win this season.

• Toledo (4-8-0, 1-3-0 MAC) travels to the CMU Soccer Complex after hosting two games at home last weekend against Buffalo and Akron. The Rockets were defeated by the Bulls, 3-1, but achieved their first conference win of the season against Akron in a 1-0 effort.

• The Rockets are led by standout senior forward Rachel MacLeod, who leads the MAC with 20 points. She has nine goals, including three game winners, this season. MacLeod recorded a hat trick in a 3-2 victory over Pepperdine on September 8 to earn MAC Offensive Player of the Week honors. She also delivered the game-winning shot in Toledo’s shutout over Akron on Sunday.

• Sophomore Sam Tiongson has made the majority of starts in net this season for Toledo, appearing in every win. Tiongson has a 4-6-0 record with two shutouts. She recorded five saves in the Rockets shutout victory over the Zips on Sunday.

• Northern Illinois (4-7-1, 2-2-0 MAC) comes into the weekend carrying momentum off a successful two-game home stand. The Huskies shutout the Zips 2-0 on Oct. 4 and recorded their first double-overtime victory in program history in a 2-1 win over Buffalo on Oct.6. NIU has yet to win a road game this season.

• Sophomore forward Nicole Gobbo has posted a team-high six goals, 12 points, 17 shots and two game-winning goals. Gobbo delivered both goals in NIU’s shutout over Akron last Friday.

• Senior goalkeeper Amy Carr has played every  minute for the Huskies this season in net, totaling 49 saves and two shutouts. Carr made four saves in both wins last weekend against Akron and Buffalo. She was named Second Team All-MAC last season becoming the first goalkeeper in Northern Illinois history to earn that honor.

• The Chippewas will begin a three-game road stint after this weekend’s match-ups, traveling to FirstEnergy Stadium to take on Akron on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. 

 
Tale of the Tape
     
 6 19  Goals 16
 0.50 1.58 GPG 1.33
1.67 2.33 GAA 1.83
5 16 Assists 11
39 62 Corners 47
Players to Watch
Laura Gosse • Jr. •  F
- Scored nine career goals
Emily Cooksey • Jr. • MF
- Leads team in goals, shots and shots on goal
Grace Labrecque • Jr. • GK
- Started in every win this season
  MAC West Standings
Western Michigan  4-0-0 (6-3-2)
Eastern Michigan   4-0-0 (7-4-1)
Ball State    3-3-0 (8-3-1)
Northern Illinois   2-2-0 (4-7-1)
Central Michigan 2-2-0 (2-9-1)
Northern Illinois 1-3-0 (4-8-0)

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