Men's soccer team loses on penalty kick
Aug. 28, 2000
KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan men's soccer team fell 1-0 Sunday afternoon to Kalamazoo College in exhibition action at the Ed Annen Sports Complex.
The Bronco offense was never able to get untracked, creating numerous chances throughout the match. WMU forced seven corner kicks, but was unable to put any serious chances on goal. Sophomore Mike Bravo, who finished the day with two shots, had the squad's best chance midway through the second half. A Hornet foul created a Bronco set play and Bravo's curling shot bounced off the cross bar.
A long service led to Kalamazoo's goal. Freshman Pat Wilson tried to track down the ball, but had his feet get tangled with a Hornet forward that caused both players to go down in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Forward Russ Bower converted on the chance and it proved to be the game winner.
"As a coaching staff we use the matches as a measuring stick," head coach Chris Karwoski said. "We still have a lot of work to do."
The Broncos open the regular season on Friday, Sept. 1 at Cleveland State.
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