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Men's Soccer Falls to Undefeated Milwaukee

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 09/22/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Western Michigan’s three-game winning streak was snapped by the Milwaukee Panthers in a 2-0 loss at the WMU Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

The Broncos (3-5-0) faced a tough task against the No. 9 ranked team in the Great Lakes region, who is now 6-0-1 on the season. WMU was limited to just one shot on goal but managed to fire off eight shots overall.

“We knew Milwaukee was going to have a little more of the run of play,” said head coach Chad Wiseman. “I thought we were pretty well organized but the bottom line is when you play one of the best teams in the nation, and Milwaukee is one of them, they penalize you when you make mistakes. Both of their goals came off individual mistakes and they made us pay.”

A turnover led to Rami Younes’ goal in the 12th minute as his shot just rolled over the goal line before Chase Rau jumped on it. Another turnover led to the sequence of play that put the Panthers up 2-0 in the 58th minute. Younes found Isaias Juarez, who ran down the right flank. Juarez placed a low cross into the box and Laurie Bell fired it into the net for his fourth of the season.

Jason Grant led the Broncos with three shots, while Edu Jimenez had two shots and landed one on goal.

“Going forward for us the quality just wasn’t there,” added Wiseman. “The guys are working hard, I can’t fault them for their effort but the quality in the final third just wasn’t there. We just aren’t at that level yet. We will get there, but just not there yet."

Western Michigan has the week off before heading to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, Oct. 2 for a 7 p.m. start.