EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Central Michigan field hockey team was unable to bounce back with a goal in its 1-0 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday, October 22.
“We played tough, it was 0-0 at halftime,” head coach Cristy Freese said, “Michigan State made a few adjustments after half that put pressure on our backfield and we’re looking to make adjustments for this weekend’s home games.”
After a scoreless first period, the Spartans (8-8, 3-1 Big Ten) triggered its offense at the 53:38 mark of the second period putting MSU up 1-0. Abby Baker scored from a yard out from the circle off a pass from Heather Howie.
The Chippewas (5-9, 2-1 MAC) responded only four minutes later in the second period but couldn’t finish. Junior midfielder Maureen Riley attempted to tie up the game after a Green and White foul but missed by hitting the post.
Sophomore back Anne Middeldorp strived to spark the Chippewas' offense in the second period at the 52:22 mark but Molly Cassidy made a crucial save to assist the Spartans in taking the lead just moments after.
Junior back Jordyn Brengosz tried to start the Maroon and Gold offense in the first period at the 15:44 mark but Cassidy had the save to keep the game at 0-0.
The Green and White launched the game with two back-to-back shots off a penalty corner at the 13:06 mark of the first period, but sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds saved both. Reynolds contributed six saves in the contest.
The Chippewas will be back in action at home in a conference match-up versus Missouri State on Saturday, October 26 at 1 p.m. and a non-conference game against Northwestern on Sunday, October 27 at 12 p.m.