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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Broncos split with No. 6 Miami

Western Michigan surprised then-No. 6 Miami at home on Saturday with a 5-3 win just a day after losing by the same score.

On Friday at Lawson Ice Arena, the Broncos got two goals from Steve Silver and a single from Jeff LoVecchio to go along with 31 saves from goalie Riley Gill.

"When you're playing a quality team like Miami, you have to play 60 minutes of solid hockey," said WMU coach Jim Culhane. "I thought we competed hard tonight, but a few mistakes cost us."

Saturday, Western Michigan received a pair of goals each from LoVecchio and Mark Letestu and Daniel Bellissimo stopped 25 shots for the win. Jeff Pierce scored the game-winner at 15:11 of the third period on a 4-on-3 power play.

"I thought we rebounded well from last night's game and played well down the stretch when it counted," Culhane said. "It was a hard-fought game on both sides and this was an important two points for us to get at home."

WMU (8-12-1, 7-9-1 CCHA) continues its home stand this weekend, playing host to Notre Dame.

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