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Watson Makes 12 Saves in Scoreless Draw at Wright State

Courtesy: Adam Bodnar, assistant director of media relations
Release: 09/05/2013
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Western Michigan and Wright state battled it out in an even match on Thursday night and after 110 minutes of play the two teams settled for a 0-0 tie at WSU on Thursday night.

WMU goalkeeper Michelle Watson made a season-high 12 saves on the night to keep the clean sheet, while her counterpart for the Raiders Brooke McCurdy made nine saves to keep the Broncos (1-2-1) off the scoreboard as well. The shutout was 18th of Watson’s career, placing her just two shy of tying Katie Perz’s program record. The team now has a 200 minute shutout streak after their 1-0 win over Cleveland State on Sunday.

“We played some of our best soccer of the season against a very good opponent,” said head coach Nate Norman. “We certainly had plenty of opportunities but they did a nice job of making it difficult on us.”

Western Michigan held the overall shots advantage at 31-21 but Wright State landed more on goal with a 12-10 advantage. WMU controlled the flow of play in the first half, taking 14 total shots. Wright State had an 11-9 shot advantage in the second half. In the two overtimes combined, WMU let off eight shots to WSU’s five.

Junior forward Diana Dedvukaj and sophomore Gina Maddi led the Broncos with three shots on goal each, while Dedvukaj fired off a game-high nine

WMU puts its shutout streak on the line again on Sunday as it heads to Oakland to battle the Golden Grizzlies at 5 p.m.