Roundup: Eastern Michigan soccer wins 3rd straight

Amanda Marsh (2) celebrates her goal with teammates Sunday.

With a 2-1 victory over Toledo on Friday and a 2-0 victory over Bowling Green on Sunday, Eastern Michigan’s soccer team extended its winning streak to three.

Both games were at Scicluna Field and are part of a three-game, regular-season home stand to close the season. It wraps up against Central Michigan, which is in first place in the Mid-American Conference, at 3 p.m. Thursday.

EMU (10-3-5, 6-1-3 MAC) will likely play host to a first-round game in the conference tournament on Nov. 1. EMU has sole possession of second place. It lost 1-0 to Toledo in last season’s title game.

Julie Kaim, Maggie Christensen, Ashley Rodrigues and Amanda Marsh scored for EMU over the weekend. Keepers Maggie Manville and Mona Budani recorded wins.

Cross country teams tune up at EMU Fall Classic
Curtis Vollmar won the 10,000-meter race Friday at the EMU Fall Classic at Hudson Mills Metro Park in Dexter. He finished in 32:08.

“Curtis executed our race strategy perfectly topping off another productive week of training in preparation for next week’s Mid-American Conference Championship,” EMU men’s coach John Goodridge said in a release.

“Former EMU All-American teammates Josh Karanja (second, 32:13) and Corey Nowitzke (third, 32:16) paced him perfectly, while Ransom Brown (eighth, 33:23) – our second-team finisher in the 10K – looked the best I’ve ever seen him.”

Wes Stoody was the top EMU runner in the men’s 5,000-meter race. He placed 31st with a time of 16:33. Jackie Ellis was the fastest EMU runner in the women’s 5,000-meter race. She placed 16th with a time of 19:24.

“Despite the rain sodden course and untimely weather, I thought our athletes ran very well (Friday) and improved in a lot of areas,” EMU women’s coach Sue Parks said in a release.

“We made a lot of strides heading into next week’s MAC Championship, and I am confident in our team’s ability to perform at a high level next weekend.”

The conference championship is 10 a.m. Saturday on the campus of Ohio University in Athens.

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