Penalty Kick Lifts Belles to Win Over Thunder
ANGOLA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's soccer team picked up a win in double-overtime with a penalty kick for a 1-0 decision over Trine on Sunday evening.
In the second overtime period, Jordan Diffenderfer took a touch on a ball played over the top of the Trine defense and was fouled inside the 18-yard box prior to a breakaway opportunity for the penalty kick call. Mollie Valencia's effort on the penalty kick in the 103rd minute was true as Saint Mary's earned the victory in their fifth overtime contest of the season.
The five overtime conference games is the most played by a Saint Mary's team. The 2003 squad had four conference contests go to extra time for what had previously been the most MIAA overtime games played by a Belles team.
Chanler Rosenbaum had the shutout in goal while making a save on the Thunder's lone shot on goal in the game.
The Belles out-shot Trine by a 17-2 margin and took nine corner kicks to the Thunder's four.
Saint Mary's (5-4-3, 3-2-3 MIAA) begins the second round of conference competition next Saturday, October 12 when they host Kalamazoo for a noon contest.