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Belles try to end slump

Dan Tapetillo | Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Saint Mary’s continued its slump with a 1-0 loss to Albion College Saturday.

“We are in a bit of a slump right now, and the stats do not necessarily prove how well we have done this season,” said Saint Mary midfielder Katie Nobel.

Saint Mary’s now stands at a 9-5-3 record. The Belles now are in fifth place in the MIAA standings after being ranked second earlier this season. The Belles have only one won of their last four games, against Hope College.

Despite the Belles solid defense that consists of Shannon Culbertson, Stephanie Artnak, Carrie Orr and goalie Laura Heline, Albion still managed to score early in the first half.

“It was a highly physical game,” Saint Mary’s forward Carolyn Logan said.

Orr continued to play stellar defense and Heline played a fabulous game added Logan.

However, Saint Mary’s does not intend for this loss to affect them during its next game against Olivet this afternoon.

“We are hoping to get another win,” Katie Noble said. “We already beat this team 4-0 earlier this season.”

The team is more focused upon Calvin that is Saint Mary’s final game of the regular season. Calvin gave Saint Mary’s difficulties earlier in the season with a 2-2 overtime tie. Noble is depending upon the team to its composure and to end the season on a high note after the two-week slump.