WMU News

Men's soccer season ends in MAC tourney semi-finals

Nov. 7, 1999

DEKALB, Ill. -- The Western Michigan men's soccer team (2-15-3) saw its 1999 season come to an end at the hands of Kentucky (12-6-1) Sunday afternoon by a score of 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference Tournament Semifinals.

The Broncos, who knocked off top seed and 12th-ranked Akron, 2-1, in the opening round on Friday, were not able to find the back of the net against the second-seeded Wildcats.

Kentucky jumped out early with a pair of goals in the opening 25 minutes of action. After assisting on the first score, UK's Jason Bell was able to create a turnover at midfield and beat a helpless Eric Pogue for the second goal.

Any hope of a Bronco comeback came to an end midway through the second half. Freshman Rob Friend's through ball found the feet of senior Pat Morrison, who was streaking toward goal. Contact by a UK defender knocked Morrison to the ground and WMU's best scoring chance was thwarted. To make matters worse, Morrison earned a red card shortly after the play for dissent and the Broncos were forced to play a man down the rest of the way.

"We had some good results this year," head coach Chris Karwoski said. "We just couldn't finish our chances along the way and ended up with six one-goal losses."

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 616 387-4122; daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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