Wednesday's MAC Men's Soccer Results

Updated 8/29/2012

 

Wednesday's Men's Soccer Results - 8/29
Western Michigan 3, IPFW 0 
Michigan State 2, Bowling Green 1
 
Courtesy of MAC Home Sports information Departments
 
Western Michigan 3, IPFW 0 
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan men's soccer team posted its third win in as many games, blanking IPFW, 3-0, Wednesday afternoon at the WMU Soccer Complex.
Opening 2012 with a 3-0-0 record, the Broncos are off to their best start since the 2003 MAC Tournament Championship season, when the team rattled off six-straight wins.
 
The Broncos took control of Wednesday's match with a first-half goal by Ryan Lemasters and sealed the win with second-half tallies by Marco Lobo and Yllson Asani.
 
"There are many things to be very happy about in our performance today, a very good victory with three different goal scorers and our third clean sheet in four games (including exhibition) being at the top of our list," commented WMU head coach Stu Riddle.
 
Lemasters put WMU on the board in the 38th minute after receiving a pass from Kyle Farris on the left corner of the box. Lemasters cut back to the middle and fired low to the far post. One of four transfers from Schoolcraft Community College this season, Lemasters has recorded a point in every game thus far (seven total), including two goals.
 
WMU's insurance goal wouldn't come until the 65th minute, when a corner kick by Marco Lobo, also a Schoolcraft CC product, skipped through the hands of Mastodon netminder Brandon Cloutier directly into the net. It was Lobo's second straight game with a goal.
 
Lobo in part helped set up the third goal, as he was taken down just outside the 18 while holding for a shot. Darren Jones lined up for the free kick and sent a low bullet to the right of the wall. Cloutier was able to bat Jones' offering away, but Yllson Asani was there to tap in his first goal of the season.
 
The Broncos out-shot their opponents 11-1 in the first half and 21-7 on the day. WMU goalkeeper Sean Lewis made two saves and was tested only once - late in the second period.
 
Cloutier ended with five saves, denying Luis Lemus from 25-yards out in the 12th minute with a diving snag in the air and punching out another good look by Oliver Mayer at the start of the second half.
 
"There is plenty more to come from this team though and we will spend tomorrow recovering and reviewing video to make sure we are more than ready for DePaul on Saturday," Riddle added.
 
Western Michigan faces DePaul, ranked No. 10 in the Great Lakes Region, at 2 p.m. ET Saturday in Chicago.
 
Michigan State 2, Bowling Green 1
Domenic Barone scored with under 14 minutes remaining in the second half, lifting Michigan State University to a 2-1 win over the Bowling Green State University men's soccer team Wednesday night (Aug. 29).  The non-conference match was held at Cochrane Field on the BGSU campus.
 
 
With the win, the Spartans improve to 1-1-1 on the young season. The Falcons are now 1-1-0.
 
Fifth-year senior Zach Lemke scored the Falcons' goal with just over 11 minutes gone in the second half. Lemke's goal tied the match at 1-1 after MSU had taken the lead with only eight seconds remaining in the first half on Adam Montague's header.
 
Bryce Dobbins made two saves for the Spartans, while BGSU junior Michael Wiest had five stops in his complete-match effort for the Falcons.
 
BGSU is home again on Saturday night (Sept. 1), taking on Marshall University in a 7:00 p.m. start at Cochrane Field.