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Monday, November 16, 2009

WMU falls in both games to Buckeyes

By Karl Henkel/Western Michigan Beat Writer

Western Michigan may have outplayed host Ohio State for most of its weekend series, but it was the Buckeyes who came away with a two-game sweep.

OSU won both contests, 4-2.

In the first game, Jared Katz gave Western Michigan a first-period lead. The Broncos remained up one through the beginning of the third period, but Ohio State rattled off three goals in a 49-second span.

Luke Witkowski’s power-play goal brought WMU back within one, but a late OSU goal ended any comeback hopes.

Riley Gill made 34 stops for the Broncos. Dustin Carlson stopped 19 for the Buckeyes.

In the second game, after Ohio State took a 2-0 lead, Greg Squires scored a power-play goal late in the first period to pull the Broncos to within a goal. Then, with OSU up 3-1, Patrick Nagorsen made it 3-2. For the second straight night, a late Ohio State goal — this time an empty-net goal from Peter Boyd — ended it.

Gill had 26 saves for WMU, while Cal Heeter made 36 for OSU.

The Broncos (5-4-1, 1-4-1-1 CCHA) are set to host No. 1 Miami next weekend. Both games begin at 7:35 p.m.

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