Broncos Soccer Updates

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Tom Oatley scored two goals, including the game-winner 4:06 into overtime, to propel Western Michigan to a 3-2 victory over Loyola in non-conference action from the WMU Soccer Complex.

The Broncos (3-4-1) were six minutes away from winning the contest in regulation before Joe Nierzwicki headed a shot past GK Brent Miller to tie the contest at 2-2.

WMU jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Oatley's low liner from just inside the box just four minutes into the contest. Loyola answered with a goal in the 28th minute from Javier Lopez to deadlock the game after one half.

Nashir Caraballi put WMU up, 2-1, in the second half, placing a low shot into the back of the net in the 65th minute. Caraballi also assisted on Oatley's game-winner.

"I'm very happy that we have a combo like Tom and Nashir working together up front," said WMU coach Chris Karwoski. "This was a great team effort, I thought our guys showed a lot of heart. This game was more like a boxing match than a chess match, which is what soccer is supposed to be. Both teams played hard."

Western Michigan (3-4-1) travels to Bradley on Sunday (Oct. 2).

                             Soccer Box Score (Final)
              Loyola vs Western Michigan (9-30-05 at Kalamazoo, MI)
 

 Loyola (3-4-1) vs.                                          Goals by period       1  2 OT  Tot
 Western Michigan (3-4-1)                                    ----------------------------------
 Date: 9-30-05       Attendance: 172                         Loyola..............  1  1  0 -  2
 Weather: sunny, 65 degrees                                  Western Michigan....  1  1  1 -  3
 
 Loyola                                                  Western Michigan
 Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A               Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A
 ------------------------------------------              ------------------------------------------
 GK  1  SOMMER, Brad........   -   -  -  -               GK  1  MILLER, Brent.......   -   -  -  -
 D   3  FARAHMAND, Iradj....   2   -  -  1               D   2  HALL, Kyle..........   1   -  -  -
 D   5  LOPEZ, Javier.......   2   1  1  -               D   6  HODGES, Ryan........   1   -  -  -
 MF  8  SPIESS, Eric........   1   -  -  -               MF  7  KROEGER, Mark.......   -   -  -  -
 F   9  MELITAS, Dino.......   4   1  -  -               D   8  PICMANN, Dan........   -   -  -  -
 F   10 MAREK, Matt.........   3   2  -  -               F   9  RIVERA, Edgar.......   1   1  -  1
 MF  11 ZARZECKI, Lee.......   3   -  -  -               MF  10 SNYDER, Dustin......   -   -  -  1
 D   15 HARRIGAN, Kevin.....   -   -  -  -               F   14 OATLEY, Tom.........   4   2  2  -
 MF  17 SUNG KIM, Keum......   1   -  -  -               MF  16 SCHURR, Chadd.......   2   -  -  -
 D   18 GRANER, Steven......   1   -  -  1               F   17 CARABALI, Nashir....   3   1  1  1
 F   19 NIERZWICKI, Joe.....   5   3  1  -               F   19 DOWDING, Terry......   -   -  -  -
      ---------- Substitutes ----------                       ---------- Substitutes ----------
     2  DELUCA, Tony........   -   -  -  -                   3  KALSO, Keane........   -   -  -  1
     4  CATALDO, Reed.......   -   -  -  -                   11 SHEPKA, Greg........   -   -  -  -
     6  BLADES, Tim.........   -   -  -  -                   12 GIANNAKIS, Nick.....   1   1  -  -
     13 METZGER, Bill.......   -   -  -  -                   13 ARANA, Javier.......   -   -  -  -
        Totals..............  22   7  2  2                   18 JABER, Jeff.........   2   1  -  -
                                                             21 JOHN-WILLIAMS, Mike.   -   -  -  -
                                                                Totals..............  15   6  3  4
 
 Loyola                                                  Western Michigan
 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves                 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves
 ---------------------------------------                 ---------------------------------------
 1  SOMMER, Brad........  95:50  3     3                 1  MILLER, Brent.......  95:50  2     5
 
 Shots by period       1  2 OT  Tot                      Saves by period       1  2 OT  Tot
 ----------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
 Loyola.............. 12 10  0 - 22                      Loyola..............  1  2  0 -  3
 Western Michigan....  5  9  1 - 15                      Western Michigan....  2  3  0 -  5
 
 Corner kicks          1  2 OT  Tot                      Fouls                 1  2 OT  Tot
 ----------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
 Loyola..............  2  6  0 -  8                      Loyola..............  4  2  0 -  6
 Western Michigan....  2  3  0 -  5                      Western Michigan.... 11  8  0 - 19
 
 
 SCORING SUMMARY:
 GOAL   Time Team     Goal Scorer              Assists                                  Description
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.    3:36 WMU      OATLEY, Tom (4)          (unassisted)                             Low liner left corner of net
  2.   28:32 LU       LOPEZ, Javier (2)        GRANER, Steven                           Header from five yards out
  3.   65:57 WMU      CARABALI, Nashir (3)     RIVERA, Edgar; SNYDER, Dustin            Low liner from 10 yards out
  4.   84:45 LU       NIERZWICKI, Joe (3)      FARAHMAND, Iradj                         Header off free kick
  5.   94:06 WMU      OATLEY, Tom (5)          CARABALI, Nashir; KALSO, Keane           Flick from five yards out
 
 
 CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:
 YC-WMU #6 (15:55); YC-WMU #7 (34:37); YC-WMU #12 (89:39)
 
 Officials: Referee: David Jarze; Asst. Referee: Keith Miller; Marc Lawrence;
 Scorer: Daniel Jankowski;
 Offsides: Loyola 1, Western Michigan 1.
 WMU Soccer Complex
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Broncos down Akron, 2-0, to remain perfect in MAC play

KALAMAZOO, Mich. * Western Michigan remained unbeaten in league play and stretched its winning streak to four games with a 2-0 shutout of Akron in a Mid-American Conference match held at the WMU Soccer Complex.

Freshman striker Thalia Playford put WMU on board just 11 seconds before halftime on a great run in which she fought off two defenders and nudged a shot past GK Krystin Wilson.

Senior forward Katie Ruzinsky added an insurance goal in the 55th minute, finding the upper corner of the net on a hard shot from 15 yards out.

Kate Perz recorded her fourth shutout of the season and the 18th of her career * moving into a share of the school record held by Jennifer Haller (1996-99). Defender Chantal Robinson also etched her name in WMU's record book, registering her 22nd career assist, tying Katie Markey's (1996-99) mark.

"We played a sloppy first half but in the second half we had more energy and created better chances," said WMU coach Mike Haines. "After we scored our second goal, we became more defensive."

Western Michigan (5-4-1/3-0-0 MAC) will host Ohio on Sunday in a 1:00 p.m. start.

Soccer Box Score (Final)
               Akron vs Western Michigan (9-30-05 at Kalamazoo, MI)
 
 Akron (2-7-1/0-3-0) vs.                                     Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Western Michigan (5-4-1/3-0-0)                              -------------------------------
 Date: 9-30-05       Attendance: 71                          Akron...............  0  0 -  0
 Weather: sunny, 65 degrees                                  Western Michigan....  1  1 -  2
 
 Akron                                                   Western Michigan
 Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A               Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A
 ------------------------------------------              ------------------------------------------
 GK  1  WILSON, Krystin.....   -   -  -  -               GK  1  PERZ, Kate..........   -   -  -  -
 MF  2  BULLEN, Leslie......   -   -  -  -               MF  2  ROGERS, Stacy.......   1   -  -  -
 D   4  TEGGE, Kathy........   1   -  -  -               F   3  MARSH, Mandi........   2   -  -  -
 MF  5  ROBERTS, Amanda.....   -   -  -  -               MF  6  WHITE, Laura........   -   -  -  -
 MF  6  PITCHFORD, Jacque...   1   1  -  -               MF  8  RUZINSKY, Katie.....   3   3  1  -
 D   7  POMFRET, Jess.......   -   -  -  -               D   11 MCNALLY, Chelsea....   2   -  -  -
 F   11 HOLZWORTH, Abby.....   4   1  -  -               D   16 MCINTYRE, Valerie...   1   -  -  -
 F   12 DUMBUYA, Haja.......   1   -  -  -               D   20 ROBINSON, Chantal...   5   3  -  1
 MF  15 FERRARO, Gia........   -   -  -  -               D   21 CARPENTIER, Ashleigh   -   -  -  -
 MF  19 THOMPSON, Amee......   1   1  -  -               MF  22 TYLER, Andrea.......   -   -  -  1
 MF  24 FIX, Jessica........   3   -  -  -               F   24 JOHNSON, Stephanie..   1   -  -  -
      ---------- Substitutes ----------                       ---------- Substitutes ----------
     9  SWIFT, Donna........   -   -  -  -                   4  NELSON, Cassandra...   -   -  -  -
     14 VACHA, Christine....   1   -  -  -                   7  PLAYFORD, Thalia....   4   2  1  -
     16 EWING, Jessica......   -   -  -  -                   10 SWEINBERG, Nicole...   -   -  -  -
     20 ASHWORTH, Kim.......   -   -  -  -                   17 COOK, Tara..........   -   -  -  -
     21 ALBRIGHT, Paige.....   -   -  -  -                   19 WITT, Lisa..........   -   -  -  -
        Totals..............  12   3  0  0                      Totals..............  19   8  2  2
 
 Akron                                                   Western Michigan
 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves                 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves
 ---------------------------------------                 ---------------------------------------
 1  WILSON, Krystin.....  90:00  2     6                 1  PERZ, Kate..........  90:00  0     3
 
 Shots by period       1  2  Tot                         Saves by period       1  2  Tot
 -------------------------------                         -------------------------------
 Akron...............  5  7 - 12                         Akron...............  3  3 -  6
 Western Michigan....  7 12 - 19                         Western Michigan....  1  2 -  3
 
 Corner kicks          1  2  Tot                         Fouls                 1  2  Tot
 -------------------------------                         -------------------------------
 Akron...............  4  2 -  6                         Akron...............  6  6 - 12
 Western Michigan....  1  7 -  8                         Western Michigan....  7  4 - 11
 
 
 SCORING SUMMARY:
 GOAL   Time Team     Goal Scorer              Assists                                  Description
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.   44:49 WMU      PLAYFORD, Thalia (4)     TYLER, Andrea; ROBINSON, Chantal         Playford splits two defenders
  2.   55:15 WMU      RUZINSKY, Katie (2)      (unassisted)                             High blast, upper corner of net
 
 
 CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:
 
 Officials: Referee: Marc Lawrence; Asst. Referee: Gary Neidert; John Nadzam;
 Timekeeper: Matt Kulik; Scorer: Daniel Jankowski;
 Offsides: Akron 2, Western Michigan 2.
 Mid-American Conference match

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