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Raiders Get Back To .500; Up-And-Down Bronco Season Continues

— If a single word could describe Western Michigan’s season to date, it would have to be “inconsistent.”

After defeating Colgate 4-1 on Friday night, the Broncos fell to the Raiders by a 4-1 margin Saturday.

The Raiders received goals from four different players on the night, including the first career tallies by forward Anthony Masotto and defenseman Justin Spencer.

Steve Silverthorn’s play in net kept the Broncos out of the game all night, as he posted 34 saves, holding the Broncos to their lowest goal total of the year at home.

“I don’t fault our effort at all, we played hard all night,” said Bronco head coach Jim Culhane. “We just couldn’t buy a goal.”

The lone Western goal came from Dana Lattery, his fifth in as many games.

“My hats off to Silverthorn, he played great for them,” Culhane said. “It was the difference in the game.”

Scott Foster made his third consecutive start in goal for the Broncos, surrendering all four goals on 26 shots.

The victory halted a three-game skid for the Raiders and put them back at .500. Meanwhile, the Broncos’ stay at .500 was a short 24 hours. The loss was the Broncos’ third in nine games at Lawson Arena.

Special teams were a mixed bag for the Broncos, as they were Friday night; shorthanded the Broncos killed three of four penalties, but the power play was a disappointing one for seven.

The Broncos can not dwell on the loss long as they must prepare to host CCHA leading Notre Dame next weekend. The Raiders will play host to ECAC rivals Harvard and Brown over the weekend.

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