SMC vs. Manchester

Offensive Explosion Propels Belles to Win over Manchester


Box Score

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Colleen Ferguson and Micki Hedinger scored goals within 22 seconds of each other in the second half to help lift the Saint Mary's College soccer team to a 5-1 win over Manchester on Sunday afternoon.

The back-to-back goals by the senior forwards turned a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 lead for the Belles as Saint Mary's never looked back.

The Belles kept their feet on the gas pedal as Ashley Morfin picked up her first career goal for the Belles as Hedinger picked up an assist to put Saint Mary's up 3-1.  Less than 10 minutes later, Sam Smogor fed a ball over the top to an open Hedinger and the senior netted her second goal of the game in the 71st minute.  Classmate Katy Durkin notched her second goal of the game and Sam Goudreau picked up an assist in the 79th minute to put the Belles up by the final 5-1 margin.

Patty Duffy earned the win in goal with three saves in just under 75 minutes of play before giving way to Adele Bruggeman.  The freshman goalkeeper got her first collegiate save in the closing minutes of the win.

The Belles will take to the road as they travel to Illinois Wesleyan on Wednesday to take on the Titans at 7:00 p.m. CST.