Broncos Drop Pair of 1-0 Contests Over Weekend
In their first match of the day, the Broncos squared off against host Notre Dame and matched their opponent in a scoreless first half.
Just moments later, Ryan Finley scored the only goal of the game for the Irish picking up a miss hit clearance from WMU goalkeeper Adriano Deabreu and passing the ball into the empty net.
"It was a disappointing way to concede the goal that effectively cost us the game but I thought overall it was a very good game and we can take a lot of positives out of the performance," commented Bronco head coach Stu Riddle.
In the second game of the day Western Michigan faced off against Big East opponent DePaul and again went into the halftime break at 0-0. With just 14 fit players available, the Bronco team was visibly tired in the second half and were eventually undone by Wes Valentines' near-post header off a Demon Deacons corner in the 43rd minute.
"We didn't give a good representation of ourselves in the second game. Whether that was tired legs or lack of focus I'm not sure but we will need to be better if we are going to get a result out of our last Spring game next week," Riddle said.
The Broncos round out their 2012 Spring season with a 90-minute home match against Michigan State on Friday, April 7. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m., with the match to be played at Waldo Stadium.