Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Soccer Falls Short to Pittsburgh Despite Strong Defensive Effort

PITTSBURGH – The Central Michigan soccer team dropped a closely fought 1-0 match against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Ambrose Urbanic Field on Sunday afternoon.  

- In a back-and-forth first half, sophmore Roosa Garvas broke the scoreless tie moments before halftime when she scored in the 45th minute. The goal was the Dutch midfielder's second of the season and was assisted by redshirt junior Alyssa Meier. 

- Freshman goalkeeper Heather Laeufer displayed another strong performace for CMU in her second career start, stopping six shots.

- Junior midfielder Emily Cooksey led the Chippewa offensive attack, as she applied pressure on the Panthers defense throughout the game with four shots, including three on goal. Laura Gosse and Jennifer Gassman also found quality chances, recording shots on goal. 

"I thought Cooksey did a good job out there today," said head coach Peter McGahey. "She adapted to the position adjustment with ease that we assigned to her and she created multiple scoring chances for us." 

- Pittsburgh's shutout was led by the performance of redshirt junior goalkeeper Nicole D'Agastino with five saves.

- Central Michigan will continue its six-game road stint on Friday, Sept. 6 when they visit the Portland Pilots at Merlo Field.