WMU News

Women's soccer team wins, hosts Detroit Sunday

Sept. 1, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- WMU's women's soccer team opened the 2000 campaign with a 3-2 victory over Valparaiso at the WMU Soccer Complex on Friday (Sept. 1). Women's soccer is one of seven Bronco teams that open their 2000 seasons during the long Labor Day weekend, and the only one hosting contests in Kalamazoo.

Western Michigan will try to improve to 2-0 on the year, when it hosts Detroit in a 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 3) match. The contest will be played at the WMU Soccer Complex, located on Parkview Avenue near the intersection with Drake Road. Admission is free.

In Friday's victory over Valparaiso, the Broncos jumped out to a early 2-0 lead on goals by Cindy Webber and Megan Urbats, but Valparaiso responded to knot the score at 2-2. Mary Gignac broke the deadlock with a goal in the 86th minute of play to give WMU the 3-2 win. Urbats, a freshman, had an outstanding collegiate debut with one goal and two assists for a total of four points.

For more information, visit the Broncos on the Web at <wmubroncos.com>.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall; 616 387-4138; scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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