Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Lily Amadio made 16 saves for the Central Michigan field hockey team on its way to a 3-0 loss against Michigan State on Tuesday at the CMU Field Hockey Complex.
The Chippewas (0-14) will play host to Kent State in Mid-American Conference matchup on Friday (3 p.m.). CMU is 0-3 in league play. The Golden Flashes are 5-9 overall, 2-1 MAC.
"It's great playing a very physical opponent heading into another important MAC match against Kent State," CMU coach Molly Pewloski said. "I'm pleased with some of the things that happened today. Obviously not pleased with the outcome, but we had some positives throughout the match."
An aggressive Central Michigan defense fought off 25 Spartan shots in the first half alone, with Amadio tallying 12 saves. Kendal Anderson fired in the first goal for Michigan State just before the seven-minute mark with an assist by Grace Santi.
"I liked how we made some adjustments on our press in the second half so we were able to reduce some of their attack opportunities," Pelowski said. "I was really pleased with that, but I was hopeful that we would create a little more offensively."
Emily Barber logged three shots, one on goal for Central Michigan. Georgina Minta, Callie Quinn and Addy Marshall finished with one shot apiece.
Sophie Macadre and Simone Vagnoni each added a goal for Michigan State (7-7). Michigan State finished with 38 total shots.
"At this point, we need to stay focused on the process and the team knows that," Pelowski said. "They know what we need to do to strive to get better and ultimately, that's what we're trying to do every day."