Football opens MAC game with draw in East Michigan

YPSILANTI, Michigan – The Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan football team drew 1-1 on Thursday in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams at the Eagles’ Scicluna Field.

CMU, which ended the league game in a 1-1 draw against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 11, is 1-5-2, 0-0-1 MAC.

CMUs Ashley Scesniak set up rookie midfielder Lauren Walker in 64º minute for Walker’s first collegiate goal, which tied the game. It was the fourth-highest assist for Scesniak’s team of the season.

Jamie Lefebvre of UEM scored in the 27º minute.

Chippewas trailed 12-6 on goal kicks and 4-3 on corners. Eagles are 1-4-3 overall.

Matilda Melin led CMU with three shots on goal while Walker, Scesniak and Elizabeth Chlystun counted one each.

CMU freshman Emma Shingler played the full 90 minutes on goal and made 11 saves, seven of which came in the first half.

The Chippewas are scheduled to host Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, September 25 (1 pm) at the CMU Soccer/Lacrosse Complex. The RedHawks (4-2-2, 0-0-1) opened MAC’s game with a 2-2 draw with Ball State on Thursday.

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