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Belles stay winless in conference against Adrian

Alex Barker | Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Saint Mary’s dropped their fifth straight game Tuesday with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of conference foe Adrian.

The Bulldogs’ stifling defense held the Belles to only two shots throughout the entire game compared with 10 of their own.

Adrian received all the offense it would need early in the game netting the lone goal in the sixth minute. Junior goalkeeper Patty Duffy tried to keep the Belles in the game recording three saves to maintain the one goal deficit.

However, the Belles just couldn’t find their offense in time to spark a comeback. Belles’ senior Lauren Hinton, the leading scorer on the season with four goals, and junior Bridget Ronayne recorded the only shots of the game.

Despite the losing streak, the Belles are not overmatched by any means. In the past five games, the Belles have suffered four one-goal losses, one coming in double-overtime.

This loss drops Saint Mary’s to 1-8-1 on the season and 0-3 in MIAA conference play.

The Belles will look to breakthrough and notch a conference win when they return home to face Calvin on Saturday. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 12 p.m. at Saint Mary’s.

No members of the team were available for comment.