Lindsay Gerber, CMUChippewas.com
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A four-goal effort by Tyra Prince led Central Michigan to its fourth straight win, a 16-4 Southern Conference triumph over Wofford on Sunday at the Terriers’ Gibbs Stadium.
The Chippewas improved to 9-5, 4-0 SoCon and clinched a spot in the league tournament, which is May 3-5 in Macon, Ga. Wofford is 0-14, 0-3.
The Chippewas can clinch the regular-season SoCon title with a win at rival Detroit Mercy on Saturday, April 28. That game is also the last of the regular season.
CMU is scheduled for two nonconference games next weekend. The Chippewas will travel to Old Dominion on Friday (3 p.m.) and to Coastal Carolina on Sunday (11 a.m.).
HOW IT HAPPENED
Prince scored back-to-back goals within 30 seconds to spark a run of 10 consecutive goals for Central Michigan in the first half. The Chippewas led 12-3 at halftime.
The game was shortened by 12 minutes due to weather and travel.
Central Michigan outshot Wofford, 37-10.
Jocelyne Lemay and Natalie Karlen each notched hat tricks for CMU. Jessica Schuchardt led the Chippewas in points with six (two goals, four assists). Anna Schoonover added two goals.
Sophie Smith, Delaney Irwin, Hannah Mutch and Jojo Franklin had one goal apiece for Wofford.
Dominque Hamman and Hope Murray split time in goal for Central Michigan. Hamman earned the win while Murray tallied three saves in 26-plus minutes in the cage.
Kelsey Thompson made 14 saves in goal for the Terriers.