SMC vs. Illinois Wesleyan

Comeback Falls Short for Belles Against Titans

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Belles put together a late rally against Illinois Wesleyan on a chilly Wednesday afternoon, but were unable to get the equalizer as Saint Mary's fell 2-1 to the visiting Titans.

Illinois Wesleyan got on the board in the 10th minute by taking advantage of a corner kick that took a Titan bounce through the box to an open Erin Kugler.  The Titans would score the game-winner 1:50 into the second half to go up 2-0.

The Belles would not go quietly, however.  Micki Hedinger fed a pass through the Illinois Wesleyan defense to Lauren Hinton, whose shot found the back of the net in the 83rd minute to cut the lead to 2-1.  Time was not on the side of the Belles though as Saint Mary's dropped the decision by the final 2-1 margin.

Patty Duffy made four saves for the Belles in the loss.

The Belles will get back to the MIAA portion of their schedule when they travel to Hope College on Saturday, October 4 for a noon kick-off against the Flying Dutch.



The Saint Mary's College soccer team would like to thank the following faculty members for their support in the classroom and on the field!

Professor Name




Dr. Watt


Nicole Beier


Dr. Jerry McElroy


Jess Slean


Ann-Marie Kimmel


Katelyn Tondo-Steele


Karen Van Meter


Katy Durkin


Mary Studer


Katie Wehrli


Gwen Pursell


Julie Hamilton


Karen Vanmeter


Corissa Hart


Dr. John Fotopolous


Alex Mullen


Laura Williamson Ambrose


Michelle Marshall


Joyce Hicks


Bri Cantu


Dr. Catherine Shoupe


Bridget Ronayne


Lynn A Goralczyk


Taylor Paton


Marianne Hahn


Michelle Leonard


John Cergnul


Sam Smogor


Michael Robinson


Sam Goudreau


Mary Ann Merryman


Lauren Hinton


Dr. Kara Eberly


Colleen Ferguson


Dr. Doris Watt


Lauren Unger


Dr. Nancy D'Antuono


Keely Noonan


Dr. Chris Dunlap


Whitney Fron


Dr. Nancy Nekvasil


Patty Duffy


Mary Studer


Micki Hedinger


Bill Sandusky


Jill Beyke


Dr. Nancy D'Antuono


Ali Smelko