The Women’s soccer team started MAC play on a sour note when they lost to both Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan.
On Sunday, UA traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan, where they took on the Eagles of Eastern Michigan.
Maggie Christensen of the Eagles scored within the first five minutes from ten yards out with an assist from Chelsea Detrick.
Rachel Phillip of the Zips scored in the first fifteen minutes from 18 yards out, past Eagles’ goalkeeper Monique Budani to tie the game 1-1. Amber Kern came up with the assist for the Zips.
Stephanie Clarke of the Eagles scored off a penalty kick to bring the score to 2-1.
Things did not get any easier for the Zips in the second half. Paige Sheridan of the Eagles scored a goal within the first ten minutes, bringing the game to 3-1.
Clarke scored the last goal of the game as the Eagles took home the win 4-1.
The Zips replaced Jenny Wolbert after she gave up four goals. Michelle Smith of the Zips ended the game with two saves.
This was a tough loss, said Zips Head Coach Chris Pfau. We are just going through the motions of thinking we are a great team. We are giving up goals that we haven’t given up since my first season. We are now at a point that we have to step up, take accountability, and play.
With the loss, the Zips’ record is now 2-7 for the season.
On Friday, UA dropped the Conference opener to the Central Michigan Chippewas 3-0.
We are waiting for things to happen, Pfau said. We need to learn against teams like this. The talent is here, but that alone does not win games.
Ashley Mejilla got the Chippewas on the board in the first 25 minutes of the game.
We played a very experienced team on the road, said Pfau. I thought we did fine but gave up a very soft goal and never got back into the game after that.
Wolbert ended the game allowing three goals with five saves. UA only took three shots against the Chippewas, with Jordan Clark leading the Zips with two.