Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – While not a win in the record books, it’s a game that the Central Michigan field hockey team can build upon.
CMU fell, 2-0, on Sunday to 15th-ranked Louisville (8-4) in a nonconference matchup at the Cardinals’ Trager Stadium. The Chippewas (0-11) are scheduled to host a pair of games with Mid-American Conference newcomer Appalachian State next weekend.
“I’m super pleased with our performance,” CMU coach Molly Pelowski said. “I know we didn’t get the win, but we fought and executed for 70 minutes. Every person that played contributed to our fight and effort and I’m so proud.”
An aggressive Chippewa defense fought off 27 Louisville shots. Goalkeeper Lily Amadio saved 15 in going the distance for CMU.
“Lily played an outstanding game, but she was quarterbacking a defense that helped put her in that position,” Pelowski said. “The team in front of her played so well.”
Minout Mink scored at the 25-minute mark to give Louisville a 1-0 lead. She logged eight total shots, four of which were on goal. Nicole Woods scored Louisville’s second goal on a shot from the top of the circle.
Emily Barber recorded two shots for CMU.
“We have two big games coming up,” Pelowski said. “I think we are really starting to gain confidence and build our identity. We will continue to work on things offensively, but I’m proud of our progress.”