TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Central Michigan dominated Indiana State Sunday afternoon, defeating the Missouri Valley Conference foe 2-0.
The Chippewas (3-0) and Sycamores (1-3) played a scoreless first 45 minutes before sophomore Ashley Mejilla gave the Maroon and Gold a 1-0 lead eight minutes into the second half with her first goal of the season. After an ISU turnover, Mejilla fired the shot from 20 yards out, netting her seventh career goal.
Senior Claire Horton nearly extended the lead five minutes later, firing a shot that was saved by ISU goalkeeper Emily Lahay and later a shot that hit the crossbar.
Horton helped CMU extend its lead in the 71st minute however, tallying her second assist of the weekend. The senior chipped a pass over the Syrcamore defense to freshman Laura Gosse who in turn took a shot from the right side of the box past Lahay for her first career goal.
Junior goalkeeper Stefanie Turner also earned her third win of the season between the pipes with help from the Chippewa defense, which prevented the Sycamores from putting a single shot on goal.
The Chippewas outshot the Sycamores, 15-8, and held a 2-1 edge on corner kicks. Five of CMU’s 15 shots were on goal in the contest.
CMU will be back in action next weekend when it travels to Louisville, Ky., for a Friday contest versus Kentucky at 5 p.m. and a 2 p.m. contest Sunday versus Louisville.