Broncos Fall to Bradley

PEORIA, IL - In its final tune-up before opening league play this week, Western Michigan fell to Bradley, 2-1, in overtime at Shea Stadium. The game was delayed a half-hour by lightning and rain.

Nick Mentgen's header just two minutes into overtime eluded the grasp of GK Brent Miller, who finished with seven saves.

WMU opened scoring in the 23rd minute when Dustin Snyder buried a shot from 10 yards out for this third tally of the season. BU pulled even six minutes later on Zach Bell's header.

Bradley finished with a 22-16 advantage in total shots, a 9-4 edge in shots on goal.

"We played well enough to win, but couldn't come up with enough finishing chances against a good team," said WMU coach Chris Karwoski.

Western Michigan (3-5-1) opens Mid-American Conference play this week, hosting IUPU-Ft. Wayne on Friday (Oct. 7) before traveling to Bowling Green Sunday (Oct. 9).

                             Soccer Box Score (Final)
              Western Michigan vs Bradley (10-02-05 at Peoria, Ill.)
 
 
 Western Michigan (3-5-1) vs.                                Goals by period       1  2 OT  Tot
 Bradley (7-3-0)                                             ----------------------------------
 Date: 10-02-05      Attendance: 632                         Western Michigan....  1  0  0 -  1
 Weather: Warm and humid                                     Bradley.............  1  0  1 -  2
 
 Western Michigan                                        Bradley
 Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A               Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A
 ------------------------------------------              ------------------------------------------
 GK  1  MILLER, Brent.......   -   -  -  -               GK  0  Dunsheath, Chris....   -   -  -  -
     2  HALL, Kyle..........   -   -  -  -                   2  Shelton, Will.......   1   -  -  -
     6  HODGES, Ryan........   1   -  -  -                   3  Chromik, Steve......   3   1  -  -
     7  KROEGER, Mark.......   -   -  -  -                   5  Kellogg, Jeff.......   -   -  -  -
     8  PICMANN, Dan........   2   1  -  -                   6  Swaby, Deron........   -   -  -  -
     9  RIVERA, Edgar.......   1   -  -  -                   8  Wallace, Mark.......   2   2  -  -
     10 SNYDER, Dustin......   3   1  1  -                   9  Bullen, Salim.......   2   1  -  2
     13 ARANA, Javier.......   -   -  -  1                   13 Hage, Adam..........   3   -  -  -
     14 OATLEY, Tom.........   5   1  -  -                   17 Anderson, Teddy.....   5   2  -  1
     16 SCHURR, Chadd.......   -   -  -  -                   23 Bell, Zach..........   2   2  1  -
     17 CARABALI, Nashir....   3   1  -  -                   29 Raschke, Ryan.......   2   -  -  -
      ---------- Substitutes ----------                       ---------- Substitutes ----------
     3  KALSO, Keane........   -   -  -  -                   7  Ducci, Joe..........   -   -  -  -
     4  WOJCICKI, Mark......   -   -  -  -                   15 Mentgen, Nick.......   1   1  1  -
     12 GIANNAKIS, Nick.....   -   -  -  -                   18 Erickson, Kevin.....   -   -  -  1
     18 JABER, Jeff.........   1   -  -  -                   20 Hedges, James.......   -   -  -  -
        Totals..............  16   4  1  1                   26 DeGurian, Drew......   1   -  -  -
                                                                Totals..............  22   9  2  4
 
 Western Michigan                                        Bradley
 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves                 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves
 ---------------------------------------                 ---------------------------------------
 1  MILLER, Brent.......  92:34  2     7                 0  Dunsheath, Chris....  92:34  1     3
 
 Shots by period       1  2 OT  Tot                      Saves by period       1  2 OT  Tot
 ----------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
 Western Michigan....  6 10  0 - 16                      Western Michigan....  2  5  0 -  7
 Bradley.............  9 10  3 - 22                      Bradley.............  0  3  0 -  3
 
 Corner kicks          1  2 OT  Tot                      Fouls                 1  2 OT  Tot
 ----------------------------------                      ----------------------------------
 Western Michigan....  2  2  0 -  4                      Western Michigan....  9  8  1 - 18
 Bradley.............  2  5  2 -  9                      Bradley............. 12  8  0 - 20
 
 
 SCORING SUMMARY:
 GOAL   Time Team     Goal Scorer              Assists                                  Description
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.   23:03 WMU      SNYDER, Dustin (3)       ARANA, Javier                            Collect and shoot from 10 yards center
  2.   29:17 BU       Bell, Zach (4)           Anderson, Teddy; Bullen, Salim           Second header off left service
  3.   92:34 BU       Mentgen, Nick (4)        Bullen, Salim; Erickson, Kevin           2nd header on corner kick
 
 
 CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:
 YC-WMU #16 (37:34); YC-BU #TM (82:17); YC-WMU #7 (89:49)
 
 Officials: Referee: Jeff Ryder; Asst. Referee: Mark Sanders; Ed McBride;
 Alt. Official: Randy Crady; Timekeeper: Dr. Jim Miller; Scorer: Bobby Parker;
 Offsides: Western Michigan 0, Bradley 1.

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