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Women's Soccer Hosts Cleveland State on Sunday

Courtesy: Adam Bodnar, assistant director of media relations
Release: 08/29/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Western Michigan women’s soccer team hosts Cleveland State on Sunday at 1 p.m. for its regular season opener at 1 p.m.

The venue has been moved to Kalamazoo College’s Mackenzie Field due to ongoing renovations at the WMU Soccer Complex.

Western Michigan (0-2-0) has posted an exemplary record at home over the past three seasons, going 13-5-3. The Broncos are also looking to bounce off a winless start to the season after losses at Saint Louis and Iowa.

The Vikings opened up their regular season with a pair of home wins against Canisius and Bowling Green. A balanced attack has seen five different players score all five of their goals so far this season. Junior Shea Levi leads the team with two assists through two games. Cleveland State’s five goals have come on 14 shots-on-goal, while opponents have converted just three of the 23 shots-on-goal allowed.

The Bronco offense has been powered by two freshmen so far this season. Olivia Vollmers netted a goal in the team’s loss at Saint Louis, while Megan Ross has tallied in each game. Junior Nicole Hatcliffe leads the team with two assists so far this season.

This will be the first meeting between Western Michigan and Cleveland State. The Vikings put their undefeated record on the line at Kent State on Friday, prior to traveling to