WMU News

Women's soccer, 4-1, rolls into MAC schedule

Sept. 22, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- The WMU women's soccer Broncos (4-1) will open a three-match homestand, the program's longest of the season, with a non-conference match against Oakland today (Sept. 22) and a pair of Mid-American Conference contests.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies' lineup features Anita Rapp, a member of the 1999 Norwegian national team. The Broncos dropped a 5-2 decision to Oakland to open play in 1998.

The 1999 MAC schedule opens up with Marshall on Friday afternoon, the first match in a doubleheader with the men's squad. Ohio will come to Kalamazoo on Sunday for the final game of the week. WMU earned a 0-0 tie with the Thundering Herd a year ago and the Bobcats managed a pair of one-goal wins, the second coming in the MAC Tournament.

The Broncos claimed a pair of non-conference wins, Sept. 17-19, pushing the current winning streak to four matches.

In the squad's latest action, freshmen Kersten Conklin and Jennifer Wiles collected their first respective career goals to lead the team to a 2-0 win over Valparaiso. Goalie Jen Haller notched her second shutout of the year in the victory, stopping six shots in the process.

The Broncos defeated IUPUI 2-1 to collect the team's third win of the year, thanks to goals by Katie Markey and Kathyrn Link. Markey, the program's all-time leading scorer, tallied her first score of the year on a team high seven shots. Link, a junior midfielder, netted her first career goal, which proved to be the game winner. Megan Ramey played the entire way in goal, improving to 2-0 on the season.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall; 616 387-4125; scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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