03/27/2021 | 13 o’clock
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Second Mid-American Conference game, second MAC win and dominant performance.
Courtney Burke scored four goals when the Central Michigan lacrosse team scored a 17-4 win over Youngstown State on Friday at Penguins’ Farmers National Bank Field.
The Chippewas improved to 4-4, 2-0 MAC, continuing last weekend’s tight non-conference losses to Louisville and # 19 Cincinnati in the rearview mirror as they trained their eyes in search of a championship.
“After last weekend’s losses, we really wanted to focus on being disciplined and getting to our level,” said CMU coach Sara Tisdale said. “It’s hard to know that we lost these games but it’s great to know that we can compete with some of the best teams in the country.”
Tisdale changed their starting line-up against the Penguins (1-2) and the move paid off when the Chippewas hit their season high with 17 goals, set a program record with 43 shots and ended with 32 shots on goal – highest total in program history.
“We moved things today and got new faces,” she said. “”Sophia Chong-Ahmed just had a great game. She is new to the grid and today she scored her first two career goals. She went out and did the little things right and I’m really proud of her and I know her teammates are too. “
The Chippewas burned, scoring a goal from Burke in less than 2 minutes and building a 5-0 lead before the game was 10 minutes old. They led 10: 3 at halftime.
Chippewa goalkeeper Sierra Savage made six parades
Central Michigan will entertain Robert Morris in a MAC game at the CMU Soccer / Lacrosse Complex on Saturday, March 27th (1pm).