Belles Fall to Brits

Box Score

  • Cedella Breitenstein and McKenna O'Shea each put a shot on goal.
  • Hannah Fisher made 16 saves in goal for the Belles.

ALBION, Mich. - The Saint Mary's soccer team fell in a 7-0 final at Albion on Saturday afternoon.

The opening 45 minutes of play was tight as the Belles' defense held strong against the Brits' offense. Hanna Fisher was up to the task against Albion as the freshman goalkeeper stopped the first ten on-goal shots she faced. The defense, meanwhile, stood tall and made some timely plays, including a goal-line clear to keep the game locked at 0-0. The Belles switched ends on the Brits and had their best scoring chance of the opening period in the 23rd minute when McKenna O'Shea put a shot on goal. Saint Mray's kept the ball at their offensive end and earned a corner kick 30 seconds later, but that effort did not yield a scoring chance for the visiting Belles.

Albion broke through late in the half with a goal in the 42nd minute of play. The Brits went on to add six second-half goals for the 7-0 final.

Emily Beedie sent a shot wide right in the 56th minute, and Cedella Breitenstein put a shot on goal in the 75th minute as the Belles continued to fight down the stretch. The defense added another goal-line stop in the 79th minute, Fisher had six second-half saves, and the Saint Mary's side battled until the final whistle of the contest.

Cedella Breitenstein and McKenna O'Shea each put a shot on goal. Hannah Fisher made 16 saves in goal for the Belles.

The Belles (1-16, 0-15 MIAA) conclude their season on Monday evening when they host Adrian at 7:00 p.m. at the Purcell Athletic Fields.