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SMC Soccer: Belles dominate Holy Cross

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saint Mary’s posted their third straight shutout of the season and fourth overall when it defeated Holy Cross 6-0 on Tuesday.

Junior forward Kaitlin Teichman opened the scoring for the Belles (2-0-1) with a 15th minute tally. It was Teichman’s second goal of the season and second game-winner.

The Belles added three more goals in the opening 45 minutes to take a 4-0 lead into the break. Saint Mary’s outshot Holy Cross (0-2-0) 23-6 in the first half. Saint Mary’s added two more goals in the second half.

In addition to Teichman, five other Belles scored in the victory: freshmen midfielders Kathryn Lueking, Rachel Schulte, Maggie McLaughlin, freshman forward Morgan Gagnon and sophomore forward Kelly Wilson. Freshman defender Paige Kennedy earned an assist on a corner kick in the 52th minute.

Saint Mary’s outshot the Saints 44-8 for the game. The six-goal output was the most by a Belles squad since 2009.

For the Saints, senior defender Lindsey Swaim led Holy Cross with three shots on goal. She was one of 10 starters to play the entire game for the Saints.

Saints junior goalkeeper Aileen Clouse recorded 20 saves on the day.

Holy Cross will try to rebound against Mount Mercy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sept. 10. Saint Mary’s will face Olivet on Sept. 13.