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SMC Soccer: Belles fall to Calvin

Mike Monaco | Friday, September 28, 2012

Playing their third game in six days, the Belles lost a 1-0 overtime nail-biter to Calvin on Thursday in an MIAA matchup.

The Knights (5-2, 4-1 MIAA) scored the golden goal just 2:12 into overtime when junior midfielder Danielle Carter ripped a shot into the back of the net. Junior defender Heidi Scholten was credited with the assist on the goal, which came after the Belles (5-2-1, 3-2) blocked two shots but failed to clear the ball from the box.

Freshman midfielder and forward Beth Ruff led the Belles on offense, as she fired two shots, including one on goal in the first half.
Saint Mary’s will look to get back on track Saturday, when they hit the road to battle Kalamazoo in another league tilt.

The Hornets (6-3, 4-2) handed Alma its first MIAA loss 2-1 on Thursday. Sophomore forward Bjargey Olafsson scored in the 72nd minute to break the tie and give Kalamazoo the win.

Saint Mary’s suffered its first loss of the season when Alma downed the Belles 2-1 on Saturday.

The Hornets, meanwhile, are on a three-game winning streak and have won four of their last five matches, including a 10-1 win against Albion. Senior forward C.J. McCarthy scored four goals in the win and fellow senior forward Jackie Short added two of her own. Short leads the team with seven goals on the season.

The Belles defense has four shutouts in eight games and has allowed one or zero goals in seven games. Rosenbaum, along with sophomore defenders Mary Kate Hussey and Kerry Green, leads the Saint Mary’s back line. Rosenbaum has compiled a 0.62 goals-against average and has 31 saves on the year.

Saint Mary’s takes on Kalamazoo in another MIAA showdown Saturday at noon in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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