Belles Downed by No. 20 Flying Dutch

Box Score

  • Lindsay Rzepecki and Jenn Jarmy each had a shot.
  • Rachel McCarthy made 10 saves in goal.

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's soccer team fell in a 3-0 final against No. 20 ranked Hope in conference action on Saturday.

The Belles had their first scoring chance in the opening 16 minutes of play when Lindsay Rzepecki fired a shot high with 30:24 remaining in the opening period. The undefeated Flying Dutch, however, would register their first goal five minutes later with an assisted effort in the 21st minute.

The Saint Mary's backline continued to hold their own against Hope and limited the Flying Dutch to just two additional shots on goal over the final 21:42 of play in the first period.

Host Hope added their second goal of the game just six minutes into the second half, but Jenn Jarmy tried to answer with a near-immediate response. The junior's strike was off the mark and went high as the Belles continued to look for their chances to counter the Flying Dutch. Hope kept the ambition of a Saint Mary's comeback at bay and added a goal late for the 3-0 final score.

Lindsay Rzepecki and Jenn Jarmy each tallied a shot in the game for the Belles while Rachel McCarthy made 10 saves in goal.

The Belles (1-7, 1-5 MIAA) are back on the pitch when they travel to Adrian on Tuesday for a 7:00 p.m. MIAA game against the Bulldogs.