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EMU women's soccer draw to Central Michigan in Mid-American Conference opener

Sophomore Jamie Lefebvre scores first goal of season in draw versus Central Michigan.

The Eastern Michigan University's women's soccer team hosted Central Michigan University at Scicluna Field on Thursday, Sept. 22, for the first conference game of the season in hopes of starting strong in conference play with a win this year.

The Eagles battled hard against the Chippewas but ultimately fell short of their goal ending in a 1-1 draw versus CMU, leaving the series matchup versus the Chippewas at 16-7-4 all time.

The Eagles dominated the first half, leaving Central Michigan scoreless, up 1-0 at halftime. Sophomore forward Jamie Lefebvre scored the only goal for EMU at 27:44, which was assisted by sophomore Maddie O'Farrell.

Going into the second half the Eagles tried to hold onto the lead with eight more opportunities on goal to extend their lead. Still, they could not capitalize eventually allowing the Chippewas to score at 64:34 ending the game in a tie.

EMU lead the number of shots taken 21-12  with the most shots on goal with twelve to CMU’s six.

EMU also had eight fouls with five saves compared to Central Michigan with nine fouls with eleven saves.

The Eagles will have two away games versus Ball State and Akron before returning home on Oct. 2, to face off against Ohio.

For more information on the EMU women's soccer team, you can visit