Oct. 16, 2015
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The Central Michigan Chippewas scored a game-winning goal in double overtime to defeat Missouri State, 1-0, in college field hockey at the CMU Field Hockey Complex Friday, Oct. 16.
The Chippewas (1-12, 1-3) earned a penalty corner in the 93rd minute and a shot by Kaysie Gregory was saved by Bears freshman goalkeeper Feli Heinzel at the 92:41 mark. However, CMU's Maude Stalars found the back of the net just eight seconds later to help earn the victory for the Chippewas.
With the loss, Missouri State's three-game shutout streak - the longest since the 2001 season - ended with the Bears not allowing a goal for over 313 minutes. The last goal MSU had given up was at the 59:33 mark in a 3-0 loss to Miami on Oct. 2. The Bears also dropped to 5-10 overall and 2-2 in Mid-American Conference play.
Missouri State began the game with the upperhand, taking two shots in the first 10 minutes of action. The rest of the contest was a defensive standstill, as both squads combined for just three shots on goal when regulation ended.
The Bears had two chances for game-winners in the first overtime period.
With just 16 seconds left in overtime, senior Charlie Redhead has a shot that was saved while junior Liz Young had a final attempt with two seconds remaining in the period, but her shot was denied to end the frame.
Despite the Bears holding a 14-10 advantage in total shots, the Chippewas took the offensive with a 6-1 edge in the second overtime which led to the game-winning goal.
Both teams' goalkeepers - CMU's Sadie Lynn Reynolds and MSU's Heinzel - made five saves each. The two squads also earned six penalty corners apiece.
Central Michigan's Gregory finished with a game-high five shots among all players with three on goal. Young led the way for the Bears with four shots while sophomore Andrea Soler Codina also put two attempts on target.
The Bears continue their MAC schedule with their final road game of the regular season. Missouri State is set to face Ball State at 12 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Muncie, Indiana, before returning to Betty and Bobby Allison North Stadium for its final home game of the season versus Longwood on Oct. 31.