Comeback Ends Short for Belles Against Flying Dutch
HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's soccer team lost a 2-1 conference game at Hope on Saturday afternoon.
The Flying Dutch established a quick lead by scoring a goal from just outside the six-yard box in the opening minute of play. After that goal, both teams settled into the flow of play. The Belles had shots by Abby Garcia and Lindsay Rzepecki, but neither of those efforts were on goal in the opening half of play.
Hope doubled their lead 15 minutes into the second half of play with a goal from the edge of the 18-yard box along the endline.
The score remained 2-0 in favor of the Flying Dutch until the final five minutes of play. The Belles defense blocked a shot with just over three minutes to go and turned that defensive play into offense at the other end. Pushing forward on the play, Jenn Jarmy and Erin Mishu connected for the second time in as many games as Jarmy found Mishu inside the six-yard box for a goal with 2:42 remaining in regulation.
The late comeback effort by Saint Mary's fell short as the clock ran out for the 2-1 final.
Chanler Rosenbaum made two saves in goal for the Belles.
Saint Mary's (3-5, 1-3 MIAA) return home to host Albion on Wednesday, September 24 for a 4:00 p.m. conference contest.