SMC hosts Bethel to open season
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Pilots (0-1-0) ended last season with a 7-9-1 mark, and started off this season with a 7-3 loss to Trinity International University. Bethel’s match against the Belles is their only away game until Sept. 12. Last season, the Pilots emerged victorious over Saint Mary’s in a 1-0 decision.
After posting a 10-7-3 record in 2013, Saint Mary’s hopes to continue their streak of three consecutive seasons of 10 wins or more. The Saint Mary’s defense was well represented on the all-MIAA first team last year as goalkeeper Chanler Rosenbaum, defenders Kerry Green and Mary Kate Hussey, all seniors, were first team selections. These seniors, along with six other seniors and three juniors, will form the backbone of the Belles’ veteran squad.
On Sunday, Saint Mary’s will conclude its opening weekend with a matchup against Mount St Joseph’s. The Lions finished with a 4-14-1 record last season and start this season with three games in three days, concluding with the Belles. It will mark the first time the two squads have met in Saint Mary’s history.