Belles Fall to Hornets in Overtime
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's soccer team fell in an overtime heartbreaker at Kalamazoo as the host Hornets scored the lone goal in the 99th minute of play.
The Belles applied the pressure early. Jenn Jarmy and Kathryn Lueking both put shots on goal in the first six minutes of play only to have their efforts pushed aside.
Maggie Wenzel and Mollie Valencia put shots on goal in the opening minutes of the second half of action. Again, those shots were turned away by the Hornets' goalkeeper.
Late into the first overtime period, the Hornets delivered the game-ending blow with a high-arcing shot from the left side of the 18-yard box into the far netting of the goal.
The Belles out-shot the Hornets by a 23-14 margin, held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks, and put 11 shots on goal to Kalamazoo's eight.
Chanler Rosenbaum made seven saves while shouldering the loss in goal. Jordan Diffenderfer had five shots, and Rosie Biehl added four shots for the Belles.
The Belles (2-3, 0-1 MIAA) travel to Alma on Saturday for a league contest against the Scots starting at noon.