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Broncos and Wildcats Battle to 0-0 Tie

Courtesy: Adam Bodnar, assistant director of media relations
Release: 09/13/2013
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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Michelle Watson made five saves as the Western Michigan women’s soccer team and Northwestern battled to a 0-0 tie on Friday night at Lakeside Field.

After an even first half the Broncos (1-3-2) ratcheted up the pressure in the second half, firing off 13 total shots during the 45 minutes, landing five on goal. But neither team could take advantage of their chances in either of the overtime periods.

“I was very proud of the girls work rate,” said head coach Nate Norman. “Even though we didn’t get the result we wanted, there were some fantastic performances individually and collectively. We will take the positives from this game and try to build off them.”

This was the third shutout in six games this season for the Broncos and the 19th of Watson’s career. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native sits just one behind tying the program record.

Ali Russo led the Broncos with four shots on the day, landing three on net, while Liz Abro and Aubrey Sudomier each tallied three shots.

The Broncos have the weekend off and host Western Illinois on Sunday, Sept. 22 at noon for the final regular-season non-conference match. WMU will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary and reunion of the 2003 Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship team.