Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Junior Cayleigh Immelman scored her first goal of the season Friday, but the Chippewas were unable to keep up with No. 8 Iowa in a 7-1 loss.
CMU Unable to Keep Up With No. 8 Iowa in 7-1 loss

Iowa City, Iowa – The Central Michigan field hockey team was unable to keep up No. 8 Iowa in a 7-1 loss Friday.

Junior forward Cayleigh Immelman chipped in the Chippewas’ (2-3) lone goal by the goalkeeper 10:23 minutes into the first half to give the Maroon and Gold an early 1-0 lead, but the Hawkeyes' (4-1) defense held CMU to only three shots on goal and four penalty corners the rest of the way.

Despite the loss, sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds kept fighting in the cage. Reynolds posted a season-high ten saves during the contest saving the first two shots before the Hawkeyes could score.

CMU defense held Iowa to only two goals in the first half. Iowa’s junior midfielder Dani Hemeon put the Black and Gold on the board at the 17:15 mark in the first half to even the match, 1-1. Fellow Hawkeye, Natalie Cafone found the back of the cage to give the home squad a 2-1 advantage at the break..

The Hawkeye struck its offense hard and early in the beginning of the second half. Iowa’s Sara Watro and Stephanie Norlander scored two goals each to bring the Hawkeyes to a victory.

The Maroon and Gold continue play in a neutral site contest versus Stanford on Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m. at Grant Field.