Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The Central Michigan field hockey team dropped a 2-0 Mid-American Conference decision to Ohio on Saturday at the CMU Field Hockey Complex.
The Chippewas (0-10, 0-2 MAC) are slated to play a nonconference match at 15th-ranked Louisville (7-4, 2-1 ACC) on Sunday (1 p.m.).
“We have to change a little bit of how we want to attack, but certainly we want to continue to grow on the improvements we saw today,” CMU coach Molly Pelowski said. “We just have to play hard for 70 minutes, that’s the first and foremost thing. I believe anything can happen on any day, so we’ll see what Louisville has in store for us.”
Maria Russell scored the first goal on a deflection for Ohio at the 25:10 mark of the first half.
Despite Central Michigan applying the pressure in the second half, Russell added an insurance goal off Kendall Ballard assist to nail down the.
“I was happy we created more attacking opportunities in the second half,” Pelowski said. “The changes that we made after halftime were executed, but we couldn’t capitalize on them.”
Alex Gonda and Taryn Damm each had three shots for CMU, one of which was on goal.
“We look to Alex a lot,” Pelowski said. “She logs a lot of miles and plays hard.”
Chippewa goalkeeper Lily Amadio made four saves. Alex Pennington had three for the Bobcats.