SMC vs. Mount Mercy
Belles Blank Mustangs
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Lauren Hinton and Julie Hamilton each scored a goal as the Belles shut-out Mount Mercy College (Iowa) 2-0 in their first game of the Sal Vaccaro Tournament at North Central College on Saturday.
Senior co-captain Lauren Hinton scored what proved to be the game-winner at the 23:07 on an unassisted effort. The Belles spread out their offensive attack as freshman Julie Hamilton added an insurance goal ten minutes into the second half to lift the Belles to the 2-0 win.
Junior Patty Duffy played the whole game in goal, making two saves en route to her first win of the season.
The win also marks head coach Ryan Crabbe's first victory at the helm of the Saint Mary's soccer program.
The Belles will square off with the host Cardinals of North Central College for the tournament championship at 1:00 p.m. (CT) in Naperville on Sunday.