Comeback Comes Up Short for Belles Against Scots
ALMA, Mich. - The Saint Mary's soccer team looked to mount a comeback in the second half against defending MIAA champion Alma, but the Belles came up short as they fell to the Scots 2-1 on Saturday.
In a lopsided first half in terms of possession, the Belles held their own despite being out-shot by the Scots 18-2. It was not until 5:04 left before halftime that Alma was able to convert a shot into a goal against the Saint Mary's defense.
Coming out of the halftime break, Katelyn Tondo-Steele looked to even the score at one all, but her header was stopped short by the Alma goalkeeper less than five minutes into the half. The Scots got on the scoreboard again in the 58th minute by converting a crossed ball into what turned out to be the game-winner.
The Belles halved the lead less than ten minutes later. Tondo-Steele connected with sophomore Kaitlin Teichman, who sent home her first collegiate goal in the 66th minute to breathe life back into the Saint Mary's side. In the closing minutes, however, it would be the Scots who would control the ball and hold the Belles at bay for the 2-1 decision.
Freshman goalkeeper Chanler Rosenbaum had ten saves in goal while playing the entire 90 minutes on Saturday.
The Belles (8-6, 4-6 MIAA) will return home after a four-game away stretch to host Adrian on Tuesday, October 18 beginning at 4:00 p.m.