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Belles shut out, lose three of four

Observer Staff Report | Monday, September 16, 2013

 

Saint Mary’s was shut out for the second straight game Saturday, falling 4-0 to Alma to finish its four-game road trip with a record of 1-3.

The Scots (3-2, 3-0 MIAA) dominated possession in the first half, outshooting the Belles (2-4, 0-2 MIAA) 10 – 1, but only managed to find the back of the net once, when sophomore forward Kelly Wilson squeaked a header by Belles junior goalkeeper Chanler Rosenbaum in the 27th minute.

The Belles weren’t so lucky in the early minutes of the second half. The Scots struck right out of the gate when freshman midfielder Jessica Burg scored on a rebound off of Rosenbaum in the 47th minute. It was all Alma from there, as they scored twice more in the second half to coast to the win, finishing the game having outshot the Belles, 17 – 9.

Sophomore defender Lindsay Rzepecki had two of the five Saint Mary’s shots on goal after subbing in the 27th minute, with both coming in the second half. Rosenbaum finished with five saves in the loss. 

The Belles return home Wednesday after four straight on the road to take on Calvin. The Belles defeated Illinois Tech, 4 – 0, on Sept. 2 in their only other home game this season.